The Met Gala has long been recognized for producing the most talked-about designer moments and celebrity selfies of the year. These days, however, fashion’s most important red carpet is also the most fertile ground for the ultimate irreverent internet compliment: memeification.
For the past few first Mondays in May, just as stylists have created looks for their famous clientele, the creative geniuses of Twitter and Instagram have taken to Photoshop during red carpet arrivals to hilariously (and affectionately!) roast the night’s most eye-widening creations. There are dozens of memes to choose from, but only a few are as clever as they are celebratory—the perfect balance of love and snark. Check out our very favorites below:
When the full Kardashian-Jenner clan hit the carpet together…
From Kim’s Marilyn dress to Kylie’s bridal tribute to late Virgil Abloh, the Kardashian-Jenners made the most of their first time attending the Met Gala en famille, and the memes spoke for themselves.
Who can forget Lady Gaga’s “Notes on Camp” entrance?
2019 was a pretty stupendous year for Met Gala memes, but Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (a.k.a. Lady Gaga) took things to a whole new level in a hot-pink Brandon Maxwell number with three looks layered underneath it. We all learned a powerful lesson that night: Never underestimate Gaga when it comes to camp.