With an incredible theme like “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,” this year’s Met Gala practically begged its attendees to have some fun with their ensembles. But as per usual, many celebrities chose to play it safe, opting for pretty but simple silhouettes that seemingly had nothing to do with the designer nor her iconic work.
Of course, one of the few people who actually embraced the Met Gala’s theme was Rihanna, who opted for a bright, colorful, and voluminous Comme des Garçons ~look~ straight off the fall 2016 runway. RiRi was immediately crowned the queen of the night for her flawless ensemble, with many of her fans pointing out that she was one of the few celebrities who actually paid homage to Kawakubo and her label.
Before long, a meme began circling the internet poking fun at how boring most of the evening’s looks were — and as BuzzFeed reports, Rihanna decided to throw some expert-level shade at her fellow Met Gala attendees by liking it on Instagram. The move more or less secured the singer’s place as queen of the Met Gala, and confirmed she was just as bored with some of the looks she saw as everyone else.
Maybe this will finally convince more people to try harder for next year’s theme?