The Met Gala 2013 fashion soirée Monday night — fashion’s unofficial party of the year — was billed as a celebration of punk at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Although the theme was Punk: From Chaos to Culture, mostly it was a shameless celebration of pop culture with very little understanding of the political roots or the genuine anger behind real punk. Vogue livestream interviewer Billy Norwich even managed to embarrass himself by cutting off punk icon Vivienne Westwood.
Some of the costumes simply had no relevance to authentic punk. I mean, honestly. Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lawrence? And I’ve got nothing against so-called honorary chairwoman Beyoncé but it’s a joke to pretend that she has the slightest feel for punk.
A lot of fans did like Madonna’s vaguely Betty Page inspired look. Hey, the 50s, the 70s…it’s all the same these days, right?
And Madonna is probably one of the few people old enough to remember punk who actually still looks great in her thigh-high black stockings.
Hands down for the worst costume of the night was Kim Kardashian’s maternity dress. In all fairness, it’s hard to be look heroin chic skinny and properly punk when you’re THAT pregnant.
But did she really, truly have to come dressed as your grandmother’s living room couch?
At 54, Madonna looked hotter than the 32-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians reality TV star — and Kardashian’s an entire generation younger.
But don’t take my word for it. Here are a couple of the many pictures tweeted from the event that forced me to draw that harsh conclusion:
— M Dolla (@littlestar90) May 7, 2013
Kim Kardashian looking like a sofa. close enough lmaoo twitter.com/MrCocoyam/stat…
— Qelvin (@MrCocoyam) May 7, 2013
One observer even said that Kardashian looked like a sofa on steroids at the Met Gala 2013. Ouch.