Kendall Jenner in Off-White at the Met Gala: aggressively off-theme?

Costume Institute Gala  in NYC

Kendall Jenner tried. Or did she? I feel like she did TRY to do something interesting but not on-theme, and it sort of backfired. Like, she thought she would be the only person wearing a chic pantsuit/jumpsuit thing and she sort of was the only one. But she didn’t stand out AT ALL. Maybe it was because this Off-White jumpsuit is just… not what anyone should wear to the Met Gala, especially given this year’s theme? If I’m stretching it, I would say her aim is to look angelic. But it’s so blah.

The 2018 Costume Institute's MET Gala Benefit - Red Carpet Arrivals

Costume Institute Gala  in NYC

Emily Ratajkowski is basically Kendall’s look-alike at this point, only… Kendall might be a more useful person? It’s startling to realize that. I don’t know who Emily is wearing, but it’s boring.

The 2018 Costume Institute's MET Gala Benefit - Red Carpet Arrivals

Meanwhile, Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper quietly walked the Met Gala carpet. This feels like their first (??) time where on a carpet where they really stopped and posed, although they have attended at least one Met Gala together before (but the photos were few and far between of them together). Irina looks… fine in this Versace. I’m okay with it. It has nothing to do with the theme though.

The 2018 Costume Institute's MET Gala Benefit - Red Carpet Arrivals

The 2018 Costume Institute's MET Gala Benefit - Red Carpet Arrivals

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  1. Alexandria says:

    Irina always takes my breathe away.

    • Kitten says:

      She looks incredible. WTF is she doing with Fake Baby Cooper?

      • j says:

        please tell me this is an american sniper reference. even if it isn’t…just…let me have this one. that might be the most ridiculous scene in cinematic history.

    • Trashaddict says:

      I would love to know how her train was made!

  2. Lindy says:

    I really like iryna’s look. And I do think it’s on theme: the gold feathered train fits the heavenly bodies concept. It makes me think of the way archangels are painted in high medieval/late Renaissance art.

    • Eliza says:

      I agree. Very much seraphim looking

    • Kitten says:

      Yes exactly. I thought it was VERY on-theme actually. It manages to be both dramatic and flattering in that it’s very body conscious, which cannot be said about many of the looks at the Met Gala this year.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree, she looks gorgeous and on theme.
      The other two, boring.

  3. Jess says:

    Well, Irina does have a heavenly body, lol

  4. lightpurple says:

    Kendall is going for the heavenly bodies part of the theme and she totally missed it. Her look was way too boring and way too casual for a gala and she kept stepping on and tripping over those pants.

    • Morning Coffee says:

      Kendall looks boring because Kendall IS boring.

      • Pandy says:


      • Valentina says:

        And also not nice at all. Did you see the video of her at rudely shoving her bodyguard out of the way because I guess he was in her shot. Okay, could have been a tad nicer.

        There are numerous incidents of Kendall being a total bish.

  5. SNAP says:

    Ratajkowski: the “great value” Jenner knock off…

  6. Mei says:

    The arms of Kendall’s outfit could be bandages, jesus wrapped in cloths and all that. But it’s a long stretch.

    Irina’s train looks like gold feathers, so it’s more on theme than the other two imo. Emily’s is boring as anything given the occasion.

  7. Tw says:

    Irina and Bradley looked stoned.

    • Laura says:

      I feel like A LOT of the celebs looked stoned. I feel like the a-listers all meet up and get really high somewhere before this event. Rihanna especially looked high to me.

      • kittyhawk says:

        Yes, and Selena Gomez looked stoned too. I would imagine it helps them deal with the misery that others have described as The Met Gala.

    • Melanie says:

      Kittyhawk: That’s what I don’t understand. If it’s so miserable, then why go?

      • AuroraBorealis says:

        @Melanie I imagine it has something to do with it being parts of their contracts, especially for the celebs who have contracts with fashion houses.

      • Melanie says:

        That makes sense for people who have contracts with designers, but I don’t see why actors who don’t have that clause insist on going. I can’t imagine there is something in the contract they signed with their acting/talent agency that requires them to go.

  8. Red says:

    Kendull (and Emily, really) just want to look “sexy”. Like you can tell that’s all they want from their lives, and it shows through every try hard picture.

    • Chaine says:

      It’s funny because Kendall is one of the least sexy celebrities out there. She reminds me of a bottle of antiseptic soap or something.

    • Hazel says:

      Yep, that’s the focal point of their lives. Did y’all see Kendall push one of the security fellows out of the way because he got in her shot?!

  9. Lela says:

    Kendall’s face looks the same but sooooo different if that makes sense….Kind of like Kim, she still looks like Kim K but more plastic and cat faced.

  10. Kitten says:

    Did anybody see the pics of Emily and her sweaty, gross-ass husband hitting up the after parties? It’s worth Googling just to see what an utter chump this guy is.

  11. lower-case deb says:

    is all that one piece from the pants to the tops to the sheer gloves?

    if so… truly a heavenly being that doesn’t need to expel bodily fluids.. i mean imagine the hassle if you hit one beer/caffeine too many or a bad oyster….

  12. Anabe says:

    I thought Kendall was very on theme. To me, it looked like a shroud.

  13. thaisajs says:

    I didn’t think the celebs got to chose their looks. They’re paired with designers and Anna Wintour approves everything. So it might not have been up to Kendall et al.

  14. Dee says:

    I actually LOVE Kendalls look so much. One of my top 3 for the night (Kendall, Amber, Blake).

  15. Dee says:

    I wonder if some of them interpreted “Heavenly Bodies” as just “show off your figure”. That’s what these outfits say to me. And if so, the only one worthy was Irina.

  16. MoAnne says:

    Why pay attention to a theme for an event, when the entire focus should always be–ME!!

  17. Carmen says:

    I loved Emily’s dress and she was wearing the hell out of it. Kendall Jenner was a big snooze IMO.

  18. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’m too distracted by the lady in the green dress in Kendall’s second pic. That dress with those shoes are cracking me up.

  19. Tessa says:

    Did anyone wear sack cloth and ashes? That’s what I want to see. Or padre PIO style hairy shirt with long dirty toenails
    Seriously doubt Kendal Jenner understood the theme. She’s thick as mince

  20. Jordan says:

    I’m an off the shoulders kinda woman so I kinda love Kendall’s outfit. Not for the theme of the Gala but just as an outfit (sans weird gloves).

  21. what's inside says:

    Kendall looks so much better when she smiles instead of her usual zombie look. Why was she at the MET thing anyway? Oh, I know, because Anna needed every model she could get to fill in for the A listers who blew the whole thing off.

  22. meh says:

    Bradley Cooper looks like just rolled onto the carpet in a barrel. He’s all windswept and sweaty looking

  23. Veronica S. says:

    None of these are particularly great, but at least Irina’s dress evokes a sense of feathers and flight. It’s squishing her chest a bit, but she’s otherwise lovely in it.

    Kendall is just outrageously boring. Like, obnoxiously so.

  24. No Doubtful says:

    Zzzzz….god Kendall is the definition of basic.

  25. A says:

    I’m not surprised that Kendall is boring. I don’t say this often because I don’t like to knock on anyone’s intelligence, but homegirl doesn’t have two brain cells to rub together does she. Of course she’s not going to interpret the theme in a creative way. I’m starting to think that she’s the Kardashian-Jenner with the lowest profile, simply because she’s too boring to even contrive of any sort of drama to keep her interesting.

  26. KC says:

    Who is that fella with Kendall? I thought he was the bodyguard until I saw a video. He looks more like someone KRIS would date…..

    • WhoMe? says:

      His name is Virgil Abloh. And not a date, an American designer – mainly known for Louis Vuitton + Off-White.

  27. sza says:

    Irina’s gown is lovely…Kendall and Emily should have been asked to leave. Or at least have only one of them. Flip a wafer.

  28. artistsnow says:

    Maybe I am the only one but I loved Kendalls outfit. I thought she looked gorgeous. I liked the separate parts: long pants, gloves, the stole.What is wrong with understated?