Met Gala 2022: Shawn Mendes is likened to Dr. Strange fans set social media alight with memes


Hollywood’s finest descended on the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Met Gala on Monday and their fashion choices set social media alight with memes.

Shawn Mendes, Tessa Thompson, Blake Lively and Kylie Jenner were some of the celebrities who were given the meme treatment for their head-turning looks.

Hitmaker Shawn delighted fans for eschewing a regular black suit for the event and instead donned a navy coat with a flared burgundy collar that saw him draw comparison’s to Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.

Comparison: Hollywood's finest descended on the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Met Gala on Monday and their fashion choices set social media alight with memes, with Shawn Mendes likened to Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange

Comparison: Hollywood’s finest descended on the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Met Gala on Monday and their fashion choices set social media alight with memes, with Shawn Mendes likened to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange 

One hilarious meme of the singer said: ‘I can’t see the differences,’ alongside a snap of Benedict in character.

Actress Tessa Thompson turned heads in a pale pink off the shoulder gown with a dramatic ruffled train.

However, some social media users couldn’t resist likening the star’s outfit to cotton candy, joking it had served as her inspiration.

Blake Lively was the talk of the evening for her jeweled strapless Versace gown that featured a dramatic pink bow sash that trailed behind her. 

'Inspired': Actress Tessa Thompson turned heads in a pale pink off the shoulder gown with a dramatic ruffled train that ws likened to cotton candy

‘Inspired’: Actress Tessa Thompson turned heads in a pale pink off the shoulder gown with a dramatic ruffled train that ws likened to cotton candy 

Stopping to chat on the red carpet, Blake explained that her look for the night was inspired directly by ‘New York City architecture’ and the city’s ‘historic buildings,’ such as the Empire State Building and Grand Central station. 

Fans joked the former Gossip Girl star had arrived to the event dressed as the Statue of Liberty. 

Gigi Hadid’s look got comparisons to working form home in their PJ’s as she sported a red ruffled coat that looked like a dressing gown. 

One user wrote beside a snap of the star: ‘When it’s time to return to the office but you can’t let go of the WFH lifestyle’. 

Wow: Blake Lively was the talk of the evening for her jeweled strapless Versace gown that drew comparisons to the Statue of Liberty

Wow: Blake Lively was the talk of the evening for her jeweled strapless Versace gown that drew comparisons to the Statue of Liberty 

Relaxed: Gigi Hadid's look got comparisons to working form home in their PJ's as she sported a red ruffled coat that looked like a dressing gown

Relaxed: Gigi Hadid’s look got comparisons to working form home in their PJ’s as she sported a red ruffled coat that looked like a dressing gown

'Same energy': Theatre producer Jordan's Roth's all-black look in a puffed coat drew comparisons to a black beanie bag

‘Same energy’: Theatre producer Jordan’s Roth’s all-black look in a puffed coat drew comparisons to a black beanie bag

Theatre producer Jordan’s Roth’s all-black look in a puffed coat drew comparisons to a black beanie bag.

Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee opted for a more casual look in a white shirt and blue jeans while his bright red leather gloves were compared to ‘dish washing gloves’ online. 

Sebastian Stan also turned heads in an all fuchsia look as he donned a matching jacket, shirt, trousers and trainers, with his look compared to a pink highlighter.

Other users poked fun at the fact that several male attendees wore simple black suits to the event despite the extravagent outfits worn by many of the female attendees.

Casual: Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee opted for a more casual look in a white shirt and blue jeans while his bright red leather gloves were compared to 'dish washing gloves' online

Casual: Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee opted for a more casual look in a white shirt and blue jeans while his bright red leather gloves were compared to ‘dish washing gloves’ online

Colourful: Sebastian Stan also turned heads in an all fuchsia look as he donned a matching jacket, shirt, trousers and trainers

Poking fun: His look was compared to a pink highlighter

Colourful: Sebastian Stan also turned heads in an all fuchsia look as he donned a matching jacket, shirt, trousers and trainers

Lookalikes: Other users poked fun at the fact that several male attendees wore simple black suits to the event despite the extravagent outfits worn by many of the female attendees

Lookalikes: Other users poked fun at the fact that several male attendees wore simple black suits to the event despite the extravagent outfits worn by many of the female attendees

'Official rule': One user joked that plain black suits should be banned from the event

‘Official rule’: One user joked that plain black suits should be banned from the event

Kylie Jenner also found herself lamooned online after rocking up to the star-studded in a wedding dress and baseball cap. 

‘Kylie looks like she’s getting married on a baseball field,’ one fan wrote on Twitter, while another compared her look to Meg Griffin on Family Guy. 

Others seemed disheartened that she had got it so wrong, after being so highly praised for her Met Gala fashion in the past. 

Kylie’s lengthy raven hair flowed out from under a white veiled baseball cap, which she chose to wear backwards for a sportier look.

The cap, which slightly obscured Kylie’s famous face, was adorned with floral appliques.

Sporty touch: Kylie's lengthy raven hair flowed out from under a white veiled baseball cap, which she chose to wear backwards for a sportier look

Sporty touch: Kylie’s lengthy raven hair flowed out from under a white veiled baseball cap, which she chose to wear backwards for a sportier look

Ouch: Twitter was not kind to Kylie as they reacted to her strange wedding gown look at the Met Gala

Ouch: Twitter was not kind to Kylie as they reacted to her strange wedding gown look at the Met Gala 

The mother-of-one’s odd dress had a full, floor- length skirt and a T-shirt inspired mesh top.

Layered under the mesh was a ruched white spaghetti strap bodice with a sweetheart neckline.

‘OFF’ was printed across the front, seemingly suggesting the stunner’s dress was designed by the late Virgil Abloh’s Off-White label.

A pair of transparent heels poked out from under Kylie’s gown and she accessorized with a pair jeweled dangly earrings that rested on the tops of her shoulders.

Kylie teased her unconventional Met Gala look just moments before leaving her hotel in a brief video shared to her Instagram Story.

Really going for it: The bizarre ensemble set social media ablaze on Monday night

Really going for it: The bizarre ensemble set social media ablaze on Monday night 

In the clip, the entrepreneur’s four-year-old daughter Stormi is seen playing with the train of her mother’s gown.

She was seated on the floor in a bright yellow tee and grey sweatpants.

Kylie shares the adorable tot, as well as a newborn son, with rapper Travis Scott, who was absent from the night’s festivities.

She welcomed their new addition on February 2, 2022. She recently revealed that she’s dropped 40 pounds since her son’s birth after putting on 60 pounds during her pregnancy.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, also known as the Met Gala, is considered by many as the ‘Super Bowl of celebrity red carpets.’

Fashion’s biggest night is traditionally held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Costume Institute in New York City, with last year’s event moved to September due to the pandemic.

Bizarre: Kylie Jenner left many scratching their heads as she arrived to the star-studded Met Gala on Monday night

Bizarre: Kylie Jenner left many scratching their heads as she arrived to the star-studded Met Gala on Monday night

Details: The mother-of-one's odd dress had a full, floor- length skirt and a T-shirt inspired mesh top. Layered under the mesh was a ruched white spaghetti strap bodice with a sweetheart neckline

 Details: The mother-of-one’s odd dress had a full, floor- length skirt and a T-shirt inspired mesh top. Layered under the mesh was a ruched white spaghetti strap bodice with a sweetheart neckline

Could it be? 'OFF' was printed across the front, seemingly suggesting the stunner's dress was designed by the late Virgil Abloh's Off-White label

Could it be? ‘OFF’ was printed across the front, seemingly suggesting the stunner’s dress was designed by the late Virgil Abloh’s Off-White label

This year’s dress code was ‘gilded glamour’ to match the theme of ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ a continuation of last year’s ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.’

Tickets for the glitzy event can reportedly cost up to $35,000 apiece, while prices for a table range from $200,000 to $300,000, with last year’s bash raking in a whopping $16.4 million for the Met’s Costume Institute.

Regina King, power couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda were hosting this time, taking over from Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka.

This was Miranda’s first time as a Met Gala co-chair (and guest) but he was originally intended to co-host the 2020 edition before the pandemic forced its cancellation.

Sister act: After storming the red carpet solo and climbing the museum stairs, Kylie made sure to reconnect with her older sister Khloe Kardashian

Sister act: After storming the red carpet solo and climbing the museum stairs, Kylie made sure to reconnect with her older sister Khloe Kardashian

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour was once again supervising the benefit as chairwoman, a position she’s held since 1995. Her fellow honorary co-chairs were designer Tom Ford and Instagram head Adam Mosseri.

As usual, the sartorial theme comes from the exhibit the gala launches: ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ which is the second of star curator Andrew Bolton’s two-part show exploring the roots of American style.

This exhibit showcases some lesser-known designers, and also some top film directors, including Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, host King, and last year’s Oscar winner Chloé Zhao.

Bolton said eight directors will create what he called ‘cinematic vignettes’ in the period rooms of the American Wing of the museum.

Now you see me: Once inside the gala, Kylie lifted her veil off her face to mingled with her famous family and fellow attendees

Now you see me: Once inside the gala, Kylie lifted her veil off her face to mingled with her famous family and fellow attendees

Major moment: Though Kylie is a Met Gala veteran, along with sisters Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian and their mother Kris Jenner, this is the first time that all six Kardashian-Jenner women have been invited to the annual soiree in NYC; (L-R) Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Kendall Jenner pictured

Major moment: Though Kylie is a Met Gala veteran, along with sisters Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian and their mother Kris Jenner, this is the first time that all six Kardashian-Jenner women have been invited to the annual soiree in NYC; (L-R) Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Kendall Jenner pictured

Similar to the September event, there was 400 guests this year, lower than the pre-pandemic highs of 500-600 attendees.

The other four are Ford, the celebrated fashion designer who’s also an acclaimed film director, Janicza Bravo (Zola), Julie Dash (Daughters Of The Dust) and Autumn de Wilde (who directed the Jane Austen adaptation Emma. and is also a photographer).

The first part of the exhibition will remain on display in the rooms of the Anna Wintour Costume Center, along with the second part, until September 5.

More than half the pieces in the opening exhibition will be rotated out and garments from designers not yet featured will go on display.

The Met Gala is a huge money-maker for the museum, and provides the Costume Institute with its main source of funding.

KYLIE JENNER’S MET GALA LOOKS OVER THE YEARS

The youngest child of Kris Jenner has not hit the Met Gala as often as her sisters Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian.

But when the mother-of-two has attended the high-profile fashion event, she has managed to slay it.

Her first gala was in 2016 as she looked breathtakingly gorgeous in a shimmery silver Balmain gown. A rose tinted gown with a blonde bob in 2017 hit all the right notes.  Jenner then went with a classic: a strapless black gown from Alexander Wang in 2018. In 2019 she dazzled in a violet tone for Versace with matching hair.

Here is a close look at all her smart choices. 

 

2016 – BALMAIN

It was her very first Met Gala event and she managed to do well in her crystal embellished slim fit gown from Balmain.

Jenner looked stupendous as she glowed under the camera lights.

The Life Of Kylie star added sparkly heels, diamond earrings and wisely went with a bob hairstyle that brought out her strong jaw line and long neck.

The theme was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. 

2016 - BALMAIN

2016 – BALMAIN

 

2017 – VERSACE

The star looked like a rare rose as she took on the red carpet alone.

The Calabasas, California native was regal as she wore a dusty pink Versace dress with a netted overlay that had gold flowers on it. There was also gold fringe hanging from the sleeves. 

The star went with a platinum blonde bob hairstyle that hit just the right note.

The theme was Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.

2017 - VERSACE

2017 – VERSACE

 

2018 – ALEXANDER WANG

Kylie had just welcomed her daughter Stormi months earlier but still pulled off a stunning red carpet look.

The beauty wowed in a strapless Alexander Wang gown with a cut out in front and a long train.

She said later that the dress was so tight it split open, causing a wardrobe malfunction.

The TV fixture added sunglasses and brought beau Travis Scott, a rapper, as her date. 

The theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination.

2018 - ALEXANDER WANG

2018 – ALEXANDER WANG

 

2019 – VERSACE

This purple look packed a powerful punch for the pretty young lady.

The siren – whose cosmetics collection was already a massive hit – looked like a boss in the showgirl style.

She had on a strapless Versace dress with swirly lines.

And the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star added a feathered boa that looked like it had been borrowed from a Las Vegas show.

Even her hair was dyed a pale lavender color to pull the entire color theme together.

Sisters Kim and Kendall were also at the event that year as they posed with friend Jennifer Lopez. 

The theme was Camp: Notes on Fashion. 

2019 - VERSACE

2019 – VERSACE

Sisters Kim, far left, and Kendall, far right, were also at the event that year as they posed with friend Jennifer Lopez, second from left

Sisters Kim, far left, and Kendall, far right, were also at the event that year as they posed with friend Jennifer Lopez, second from left

 

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