Getting a ‘plus one’ on your Met Gala invitation brings about new levels of couple dressing pressure. But when you’re in a celebrity power couple, this is part and parcel of life. Today’s Met Gala theme, Notes On Camp, meant these genetically blessed duos got to sit down and team-plan two magnifique looks.
It seems the Jonas’ brothers’ penchant for being wed has given them a whole new lease of cool, especially since they have such excellent taste in women. Both Priyanka Chopra (married to Nick Jonas) and Sophie Turner (whom just a few days ago married Joe Jonas) looked spectacular, as did their brothers-in-band-and-life husbands. Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady were the ever-loved-up couple taking to the grand staircase entrance as they do every year, while Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart continued to be the most outrageously cute couple in matching quaffy hair.
On the Jennery-Kardashiany side of things, honestly Kim was a total knockout in yet another Thierry Mugler archival piece. Husband Kanye West seemed to snub the brief in a plain black zip-up and black jeans. But, according to his, um, camp, he did so because Susan Sontag’s original manifesto Notes On Camp explains that it can be just as original to be unoriginal. So he went for the irony thing while his (and everyone else’s) eyes were all on Kim…
Kim’s little sister Kylie Jenner and her baby-daddy Travis Scott took on very different takes on the theme, Jenner in a Donatella Versace lilac mermaid gown and Scott in a haute-utility Dior ensemble.
Then there was Miley and Liam, Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre, Taylor Hill and Patrick Schwartzenegger all cozying up for a wander down the pink carpet. With the number of A-Listers in attendance this year, perhaps we’ll see some romances budding in time for next year’s Gala.