Zendaya channels Cinderella at the Met Gala

A-list stars went overboard with outrageous costumes at the Met Gala on Monday night in an effort to embrace the night’s ‘camp’ theme and fans had a field day on social media creating some hilarious memes. 

Serena Williams’ gown was likened to a cheese and ham omelette while Celine Dion’s dress was compared to a pasta drying rack and her headpiece was likened to a dandelion. 

Charli XCX’s yellow frilly gown was compared to a loofah and Zendaya arrived dressed as Cinderella in a Tommy Hilfiger gown with users quick to cheekily re-cast the Disney classic with other guests from the New York extravaganza in hilarious memes.

Some couldn’t help but compare Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner to Cinderella’s ugly stepsisters due to their showgirl gowns from Versace. 

Cinderella cast: Another fan took things even further, comparing Cardi B in her red Thom Browne dress with massive train/quilt to Cinderella's evil stepmother, and Lady Gaga in her neon pink Brandon Maxwell gown to the Fairy Godmother

Cinderella cast: Another fan took things even further, comparing Cardi B in her red Thom Browne dress with massive train/quilt to Cinderella's evil stepmother, and Lady Gaga in her neon pink Brandon Maxwell gown to the Fairy Godmother

Cinderella cast: Another fan took things even further, comparing Cardi B in her red Thom Browne dress with massive train/quilt to Cinderella’s evil stepmother, and Lady Gaga in her neon pink Brandon Maxwell gown to the Fairy Godmother

Zendaya as Cinderella: Zendaya arrived in an elegant Tommy Hilfiger gown, a clear homage to Cinderella

Zendaya as Cinderella: Zendaya arrived in an elegant Tommy Hilfiger gown, a clear homage to Cinderella

Zendaya as Cinderella: Zendaya arrived in an elegant Tommy Hilfiger gown, a clear homage to Cinderella

Charli XCX was compared to a loofah as she donned a very frilly yellow dress on the pink carpet

Charli XCX was compared to a loofah as she donned a very frilly yellow dress on the pink carpet

Charli XCX was compared to a loofah as she donned a very frilly yellow dress on the pink carpet

Tennis ace Serena Williams' frock is compared to a cheese and ham omelette

Tennis ace Serena Williams' frock is compared to a cheese and ham omelette

Tennis ace Serena Williams’ frock is compared to a cheese and ham omelette

Many fans also compared the sisters’ orange and blue gowns to the ugly stepsisters Anastasia and Drizella from Cinderella.

Kendall, 23, took it all in stride, taking to her Instagram story by sharing a photo of the stepsisters from the original Disney animated movie.

That was directly followed by a snap of her and Kylie together at the annual bash, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Other fans noticed similarities in Kendall and Kylie’s color scheme, comparing them to Lucy Punch’s Hattie and Jennifer Higham’s Olive from the 2004 fantasy comedy Ella Enchanted.

Another compared their Versace gowns to the colorful tuxedos worn by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels’ characters in the 1995 comedy classic Dumb and Dumber.

Another fan took things even further, comparing Cardi B in her red Thom Browne dress with massive train/quilt to Cinderella’s evil stepmother, and Lady Gaga in her neon pink Brandon Maxwell gown to the Fairy Godmother.

Other fans compared their look to the 2004 comedy White Chicks. 

Zendaya, who many thought was the ‘queen’ of the Met Gala last year, seemed determined to hold onto that unofficial title, with an elaborate Tommy Hilfiger gown that had a bit of magic as well.

Accompanied by her stylist Law Roach, portraying the Fairy Godmother, whenever he waved his ‘magic wand,’ the actress’ dress lit up.

True to form, Zendaya even lost one of her slippers, when heading up the staircase to go into the Met Gala, which E! called ‘the best part of the red carpet so far.’

Magical gown: Zendaya, who many thought was the 'queen' of the Met Gala last year, seemed determined to hold onto that unofficial title, with an elaborate Tommy Hilfiger gown that had a bit of magic as well

Magical gown: Zendaya, who many thought was the 'queen' of the Met Gala last year, seemed determined to hold onto that unofficial title, with an elaborate Tommy Hilfiger gown that had a bit of magic as well

Magical gown: Zendaya, who many thought was the ‘queen’ of the Met Gala last year, seemed determined to hold onto that unofficial title, with an elaborate Tommy Hilfiger gown that had a bit of magic as well

Animated gown: Accompanied by her stylist Law Roach, portraying the Fairy Godmother, whenever he waved his 'magic wand,' the actress' dress lit up

Animated gown: Accompanied by her stylist Law Roach, portraying the Fairy Godmother, whenever he waved his 'magic wand,' the actress' dress lit up

Animated gown: Accompanied by her stylist Law Roach, portraying the Fairy Godmother, whenever he waved his ‘magic wand,’ the actress’ dress lit up

Compare: Many fans also compared Kendall and Kylie’s orange and blue gowns to the ugly stepsisters Anastasia and Drizella from Cinderella

Sisters: Kendall, 23, took it all in stride, taking to her Instagram story by sharing a photo of the stepsisters from the original Disney animated movie

Sisters: Kendall, 23, took it all in stride, taking to her Instagram story by sharing a photo of the stepsisters from the original Disney animated movie

Sisters: Kendall, 23, took it all in stride, taking to her Instagram story by sharing a photo of the stepsisters from the original Disney animated movie

 

Similar schemes: Other fans noticed similarities in Kendall and Kylie's color scheme, comparing them to Lucy Punch's Hattie and Jennifer Higham's Olive from the 2004 fantasy comedy Ella Enchanted

Similar schemes: Other fans noticed similarities in Kendall and Kylie's color scheme, comparing them to Lucy Punch's Hattie and Jennifer Higham's Olive from the 2004 fantasy comedy Ella Enchanted

Similar schemes: Other fans noticed similarities in Kendall and Kylie’s color scheme, comparing them to Lucy Punch’s Hattie and Jennifer Higham’s Olive from the 2004 fantasy comedy Ella Enchanted

Dumb and Dumber: Another compared their Versace gowns to the colorful tuxedos worn by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels' characters in the 1995 comedy classic Dumb and Dumber

Dumb and Dumber: Another compared their Versace gowns to the colorful tuxedos worn by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels' characters in the 1995 comedy classic Dumb and Dumber

Dumb and Dumber: Another compared their Versace gowns to the colorful tuxedos worn by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels’ characters in the 1995 comedy classic Dumb and Dumber

Nailed it: Other fans compared their look to the 2004 comedy White Chicks

Katy Perry made headlines by wearing a massive chandelier on her head and around her waist, which lead to another Disney comparison.

Fans on social media compared Perry to the Beauty and the Beast character Lumiere, a sentient candlestick, who was voiced by Jerry Orbach in the 1991 animated film and played by Ewan McGregor in the 2017 live-action remake.

There were a number of other stars who went in character, with Janelle Monae as a version of the Mad Hatter, inspired by artists like Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, in a Christian Siriano gown.

Katy or Lumiere: Katy Perry made headlines by wearing a massive chandelier on her head and around her waist, which lead to another Disney comparison

Katy or Lumiere: Katy Perry made headlines by wearing a massive chandelier on her head and around her waist, which lead to another Disney comparison

Katy or Lumiere: Katy Perry made headlines by wearing a massive chandelier on her head and around her waist, which lead to another Disney comparison

Fans on social media compared Perry to the Beauty and the Beast character Lumiere, a sentient candlestick, who was voiced by Jerry Orbach in the 1991 animated film and played by Ewan McGregor in the 2017 live-action remake

Fans on social media compared Perry to the Beauty and the Beast character Lumiere, a sentient candlestick, who was voiced by Jerry Orbach in the 1991 animated film and played by Ewan McGregor in the 2017 live-action remake

Fans on social media compared Perry to the Beauty and the Beast character Lumiere, a sentient candlestick, who was voiced by Jerry Orbach in the 1991 animated film and played by Ewan McGregor in the 2017 live-action remake

Hatter: There were a number of other stars who went in character, with Janelle Monae as a version of the Mad Hatter, inspired by artists like Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali

Hatter: There were a number of other stars who went in character, with Janelle Monae as a version of the Mad Hatter, inspired by artists like Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali

Hatter: There were a number of other stars who went in character, with Janelle Monae as a version of the Mad Hatter, inspired by artists like Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali

Country music superstar Kacey Musgraves made her Met Gala debut in a Barbie-inspired outfit by Jeremy Scott for Moschino.  

Halsey rocked a red Atelier Prabal Gurung dress that gave off some serious Wonder Woman vibes. 

Lizzo also rocked an outfit that fans noticed was inspired by a look Shirley MacLaine showcased in the 1964 film What a Way to Go. 

Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy also showed up in a Liberace-inspired look at the Met Gala. 

Celine Dion's dress was compared to a pasta drying rack while her headpiece was likened to a dandelion

Celine Dion's dress was compared to a pasta drying rack while her headpiece was likened to a dandelion

Celine Dion’s dress was compared to a pasta drying rack while her headpiece was likened to a dandelion

Liza Koshy's bizarre boat-like dress was joked about for looking like she's smuggled a TV under her frock

Liza Koshy's bizarre boat-like dress was joked about for looking like she's smuggled a TV under her frock

Liza Koshy’s bizarre boat-like dress was joked about for looking like she’s smuggled a TV under her frock

Wonder Woman: Halsey rocked a red Atelier Prabal Gurung dress that gave off some serious Wonder Woman vibes

Wonder Woman: Halsey rocked a red Atelier Prabal Gurung dress that gave off some serious Wonder Woman vibes

Wonder Woman: Halsey rocked a red Atelier Prabal Gurung dress that gave off some serious Wonder Woman vibes

Lizzo's look: Lizzo also rocked an outfit that fans noticed was inspired by a look Shirley MacLaine showcased in the 1964 film What a Way to Go.

Lizzo's look: Lizzo also rocked an outfit that fans noticed was inspired by a look Shirley MacLaine showcased in the 1964 film What a Way to Go.

Lizzo’s look: Lizzo also rocked an outfit that fans noticed was inspired by a look Shirley MacLaine showcased in the 1964 film What a Way to Go.

Elle’s look: Elle Fanning also rocked a Miu Miu look inspired by Heather Graham’s character in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Ryan as Liberace: Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy also showed up in a Liberace-inspired look at the Met Gala

Elaborate look: Billy Porter gets carried to the red carpet at the Met Gala 2019

Elaborate look: Billy Porter gets carried to the red carpet at the Met Gala 2019

Elaborate look: Billy Porter gets carried to the red carpet at the Met Gala 2019

Puffy shirt: Harry Styles' look was compared to the 'puffy shirt' on Seinfeld

Puffy shirt: Harry Styles' look was compared to the 'puffy shirt' on Seinfeld

Puffy shirt: Harry Styles’ look was compared to the ‘puffy shirt’ on Seinfeld

Jared's iCarly bit: Fans compared Jared Leto bringing a prosthetic of his own head to Gibby from iCarly

Jared's iCarly bit: Fans compared Jared Leto bringing a prosthetic of his own head to Gibby from iCarly

Jared’s iCarly bit: Fans compared Jared Leto bringing a prosthetic of his own head to Gibby from iCarly

Inside the invite-only Met Gala: Anna Wintour approves the guest list… and stars pay $35,000 per seat

Anna Wintour has the final say over each person on the guest list

Anna Wintour has the final say over each person on the guest list

Anna Wintour has the final say over each person on the guest list

 The annual Met Gala extravaganza raises money for the museum’s Costume Institute kicks off the Met’s annual major fashion exhibition — look out, because the theme is ‘camp.’

And the more outrageous the outfit, the better for the Met Gala red carpet, where the A-listers strut their stuff, usually in the most eye-popping ensemble they can find to match the theme.

Last year, Rihanna showed up in full papal-esque regalia, and Madonna wore a regal black gown – with a see-through cross in the bodice – to go along with the ‘Heavenly Bodies’ concept.

Want a seat? They go for $35,000 a piece.

Attendance is by invitation only, and word has it that Vogue editor extraordinaire Anna Wintour has the final say over each person on the guest list.

Organizers did reveal a smattering of names last month — members of the so-called ‘host committee’ — and so expect to see Jennifer Lopez, Bradley Cooper, Katy Perry and Priyanka Chopra.

Wintour co-chairs the event this year with an eclectic mix of boldface names — Gucci designer Alessandro Michele, pop diva Lady Gaga, British singer Harry Styles and tennis superstar Serena Williams.

 

Met Gala 2019 theme: So what does ‘Notes on Camp’ mean…?

Lady Gaga's dream theme! The pop star embraced 'camp' on the Met Gala red carpet

Lady Gaga's dream theme! The pop star embraced 'camp' on the Met Gala red carpet

Lady Gaga’s dream theme! The pop star embraced ‘camp’ on the Met Gala red carpet 

So what exactly is ‘camp’?

The museum’s exhibition is based on ‘Notes on Camp,’ an essay written in 1964 by American author Susan Sontag.

‘Camp is by nature subversive (…) confronting and challenging the status quo,’ the Costume Institute’s head curator Andrew Bolton said Monday at a press event about the exhibition before the gala.

‘In the end, the purpose of camp is to put a smile on our faces and a warm glow in our hearts.’

Some of the items in the exhibition might best explain the theme: the ‘swan dress’ worn by Bjork to the Oscars, a glittering costume worn by flamboyant US singer Liberace, a shower head necklace designed by the late Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe in the 1980s.

‘We’re experiencing a resurgence of camp — not just in fashion, but in culture in general,’ said Bolton.

‘Camp tends to come to the fore in moments of social and political instability. The 1960s was one such moment as were the 1980s.’

The exhibition ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ — a play on the title of Sontag’s essay — formally opens at the Met on Thursday and runs through September 8.

 

 

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