The Internet Went in on Rihanna's Met Gala Dress Last Night
Rihanna's yellow dress was the talk of the 2015 Met Gala's red carpet (and twitter).
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The Met Gala always has celebrities attempting their most high-fashion looks, and this year's theme, "China: Through the Looking Glass," brought out some real winners (and losers). While some fits deserved applause, and others treaded near cultural insensitivity (looking at you Sarah Jessica Parker), there's no doubt that Rihanna's massive yellow dress was the most talked about outfit of the night.
Designed by Chinese couture designer Guo Pei, the dress was so extravagant—with a super long fur-trimmed cape and hand embroidered flower details—it took one woman two years to finally complete. Pei herself has had major success in China, designing for major celebrities like Transformers: Age of Extinction star Li Bingbing, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress Zhang Ziyi, along with having her own work honored in the Met's Costume Institute. With the night's theme easy to misinterpret and offend, Rihanna played it smart by choosing a Chinese couturier instead of appropriating Chinese cultural tropes.
That said, while Rihanna's dress is regal and impressive by any standard, leave it to the good people of the Internet to turn a couture dress into a meme. We're not saying that Rihanna's dress looks like an omelette:
I loved Rihanna's outfit at Met Gala & all the food she made it out of! pic.twitter.com/QQoTsVLmKe
— akeel (@akeelney) May 5, 2015
WHO WORE IT BETTER?!?? RT for this Omelette FAV for Rihanna pic.twitter.com/AMsell1aV1
— Sheriff Woody (@NotSheriffWoody) May 5, 2015
or a pizza:
.@Rihanna giving us lots of inspiration for new team uniforms at the #MetGala2015 last night. What do you guys think? pic.twitter.com/KXhA7k66Qy
— Pizza Hut UK (@pizzahutuk) May 5, 2015
My fave pic of @rihanna dress off of the Internet at the Met Ball pic.twitter.com/toM40pX48I
— Scott Mills (@scott_mills) May 5, 2015
If anything, her dress looked straight out of a movie:
Here are all the things #Rihanna's giant yellow dress looked like on the #MetGala red carpet! http://t.co/qMD3rbIZXY pic.twitter.com/K7K7su9lPV
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) May 5, 2015
Rihanna ate Stovens Rihanna starring in a one man adaptation of BATB starring as both Belle and the Beast pic.twitter.com/6OHIjXPBjG
— Natalie (@wednesdaydreams) May 5, 2015
One thing's for sure: Rihanna sure isn't going to look boring on the red carpet. Shouts to Rihanna for making one of fashion's stuffiest nights one of the best of the season.