Well, it was … something.
Maybe there is a such a thing as being too adventurous.
The Met Gala is famous for challenging its attendees to rise to the occasion in a unique way: Unlike any of the televised awards shows, the entire point of the night is purely fashion, not sending subtle cues about what your next role should be, or dressing to look like the Oscar statue when you’re campaigning for one. It is fashion for the sake of art. Participants are encouraged to experiment.
And experiment they did. Monday night’s fundraiser for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was the source of a few surprises, though by far, the celebrity who emerged with the most egg on her face was Lupita Nyong’o. She had so much further to fall, having been heralded as a red-carpet goddess who could commit few, if any, fashion sins. Then came Monday night’s feathered flapper number from Prada, and we all realized that she is, in fact, human.
Take it away, Twitter:
When bad fashion choices happen to good people:Lupita Metgala
— Bree (@bree_obazeal) May 6, 2014
— Grace Niger (@GraceNiger) May 6, 2014
— Shaheema Barodien (@Shaheemab) May 6, 2014
Lupita Just Took A Sack Of Oranges, Wrapped It Around Her Body And Took Off To The #MetGala . No Sense Of Fashion Whatsoever.
— Delvis (@i_Delvis) May 6, 2014
Love Lupita. But boy…did she get it wrong at the Met Gala!
— Wandile Collis (@magic_collis) May 6, 2014
Lupita disappointed at the #MetGala, but it was bound to happen.
— Zama Khwela (@Z_A_M_A_) May 6, 2014
Not a fan of Lupita Nyong’o Met Ball look – it’s not so much the dress, but the Pocahontus headband gotta go: http://t.co/KryJVYi42S
— Alison Awoyera (@AliVentured) May 6, 2014