Yesterday saw the return of the Met Gala after the event was postponed last year for “everything is postponed because of COVID” reasons. Now I know this is the part where I’m supposed to tell you the theme for this year and go on about which celebrity came to play and which one failed to take advantage of the fact that they’re encouraged to dress like a Final Fantasy final boss, but that’s just not my, wait for it, style.
According to Vogue, the Met Gala is, “the fashion world equivalent of the Oscars. It’s an evening when designers, models, and Hollywood stars convene in the year’s most over-the-top looks to celebrate and fundraise at a new exhibit from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.”
This is all true, but the Met Gala is also a night of memes, and this year’s batch is long overdue after the event’s postponement.
After 2 years of anticipation, I’m ready for the memes: pic.twitter.com/5GHsNRyZWY
— Real House Knife of Denver (@Grocerystore_ho) September 13, 2021
You are guaranteed to find all kinds of memes floating around, probably for the next week or so. The Internet has come together to analyze all the outfits, illustrate how you can fit a comically large pizza on the back of a gown, or bemoan the number of plain black tuxes you see at an event where you can straight up dress like a fashion pony.
— The Cut (@TheCut) September 13, 2021
When I think of the Met Gala, I think of this moment here:
— MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) September 14, 2021
This has some people making this delightful comparison:
— Kim E 🦄💜 (@KimE030) September 13, 2021
Or this one, if you’re an anime nerd like me:
I don’t go here but I saw this photo going around and I dig @LilNasX’s Saint Seiya vibes ✨
Lil Nas X con onda Caballeros del Zodiaco ✨ pic.twitter.com/ohh4E3BcOU
— Monarobot (@monarobot) September 14, 2021
— Breeton Boi (Reading MHA: CAUGHT UP // BC: Ch. 4) (@BreetonBoi) September 13, 2021
This brings me to my main topic of interest on the morning after the Met Gala: our favorite geek franchises are full of characters who’d trend all throughout the night of such a fashionable event. Just look at some of the outfits from the event, you can’t tell me these aren’t DLC packs from a video game.
— v (@ViralMaterial) September 13, 2021
You can’t tell me this isn’t fandom at work.
— Andrea (@arequipexit) September 14, 2021
I am so sorry pic.twitter.com/cjUqK9ftO8
— Tony Weaver Jr. (@TonyWeaverJr) September 14, 2021
It’s gotten to the point where some fans have taken to inserting their favorite characters onto those iconic red steps because for some reason there hasn’t been a Met Gala theme that just tells everyone to dress like they’re auditioning for Bayonetta the Musical.
— Data’s pet Catboy (@WitchinSkates) September 14, 2021
Here are some more of my favorite examples of Met Gala: Fandom Edition.
— ky 🌼¡! (@http_ch1fuyu) September 14, 2021
who let the entire sk8 fam show up to the met gala dressed like this bro ☹️ pic.twitter.com/Uvq5egZ1Vk
— mew 🍵🌸 (@sk8kojiro) September 14, 2021
— xyn⁸⁸ 😗🐯💜 (events/arts/threads link in bio) (@XynOtakuThought) September 14, 2021
— maya ✨ (@mayahorizons) September 14, 2021
— 🍥☀️ (@shinobisisterz) September 14, 2021
Until I get my dream theme of Met Gala: The Geeks Come Out at Night, I’ll settle on the ongoing Twitter memes.
met gala is just an annual reminder that final fantasy x-2 exists pic.twitter.com/zfa0kY8nei
— fahmiツ | Fully Vaxxed! (@fahmitsu) September 14, 2021
— giulia ♡ (@giwliacp) September 13, 2021
(Image: Various characters from Hirohiko Araki/Platinum Games/Supergiant Games/Square Enix/Naoko Takeuchi/Ken Wakui)
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