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The Best Met Gala 2019 Memes and Twitter Reactions

“Frank Ocean lookin like he’s about to turn away my ID at a bar in Boston.”


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Say what you will about the 2019 Met Gala‘s red carpet, but there’s no denying that it was action-packed. Things kicked off, of course, with Lady Gaga, but she was far from the only celebrity causing a scene with her interpretation of this year’s theme, camp—which, after all, is the best excuse to go completely over the top.

As demonstrated on the red carpet, camp is often all about extravagance. Above all, though, it’s about having fun, which quite a few Twitter users definitely did while taking in Monday night’s red carpet—and turning it into a series of memes. Some were even resurrected from the past: Like Rihanna in a massive Guo Pei gown before her, Serena Williams, who was outfitted entirely in bright yellow, garnered quite a few comparisons to an omelette.

There was even another breakfast comparison to be made: To some, Kim Kardashian’s Thierry Mugler look reminded them of a croissant. And Karlie Kloss arguably bore a resemblance to the gold foil of a Ferrero Rocher chocolate.

Even Billy Porter, who was lauded from the moment he arrived to the red carpet on the shoulders of six shirtless men, wasn’t spared on Twitter.

With the spectacle itself being likened to a scene out of Lizzie McGuire, it’s no wonder some began to question how Susan Sontag would react to how she’s being interpreted today.

For others, memes served as a way to cope. That was especially true for those trying to make sense out of Frank Ocean‘s look—or rather, confounding lack thereof. (James Charles, on the other hand, went in the other direction, though that definitely didn’t save him from the Internet, either.)

By the end of the night, Ocean himself had joined in on the fun, posting a photo of his look on Instagram Stories with the caption “The Valet Wears Prada.” Jemima Kirke, on the other hand, simply reposted one of her and Lena Dunham’s matching looks—likely after she removed her elbow-length latex gloves, which were touchscreen-incompatible.

Related: Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke Love a Met Gala Theme: “You Can’t Do This One Half-Assed”

Met Gala 2019: See the Outrageous Looks Up Close and Personal

Kim Kardashian on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Janelle Monae on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Naomi Campbell on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Julianne Moore on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Gwen Stefani on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Bella Hadid on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Emma Roberts on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Ella Balinska on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Sophie von Haselberg and Bette Midler on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Gigi Hadid on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Kacey Musgraves on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Karen Elson on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Katy Perry on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Cole Sprouse and Lilie Reinhart on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Elle Fanning on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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On the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Hari Nef on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Lili Reinhart on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Michael B. Jordan on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Rosie Huntington Whitley on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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On the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Miley Cyrus on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Shawn Mendes on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Shawn Mendes on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Jared Leto on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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On the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Anja Rubik on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Amber Valletta on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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Cody Fern on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Photograph by Amy Lombard for W Magazine.

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