Who Made You the Fashion Police of the Met Gala?

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Who Made You the Fashion Police of the Met Gala?

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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esterday was the 2018 Met Gala, held, as always, on the first Monday in May – a time when us plebs tend to be stuck at work, dressed in our weekday worst, sneaking onto Facebook to post “Is it Friday yet?” memes and finding the perfect cat videos that will get us through until lunchtime.

The scheduling, then, is the first sign that the Met Gala is not for our mediocre, sweatpants-clad, carbohydrate-padded asses. This is fashion’s big premiere, a glossy, star-studded event where basic behaviour like taking selfies to show off your outfit is anathema. Out here in the real world, it’s a personal victory when we upgrade from chappals to proper shoes, but that’s not how things work at the Met Gala.

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