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It’s the second Monday of September, and the fashion world’s ultimate bird watching event has officially taken place on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — more specifically, the Met Gala Carpet.

While The Metropolitan’s entrance is often the site of many ooo’s and aaa’s, the outfits that land face-first into the mud are what keep us watching. Like all true art, the perfectly bad Met Gala outfit can come about in many ways: it can fly too close to the sun, it can come from a dark place, or it can miss the assignment altogether.

But let’s stop pontificating and get to the awful clothes.

When you imagine scum-bro icon Pete Davidson wearing Thom Browne to the Met Gala, a lot of interesting ‘fits can pop up into your mind: a cropped shark fin suit with a chicken parm stain, a giant fantastical horse head smoking a Marlboro Light, or just the pure, unadulterated contrast of such a disheveled human wearing something neat and preppy.

But unfortunately, Pete’s inexplicably three-quarter blazer and frumpy skirt looks more like a substitute teacher from the neck down.

While we all love “Body Party” laureate Ciara, her Dundas fit violates three of Highsnobiety’s cardinal rules of the Met Gala:

  1. Don’t get sports involved.
  2. Don’t use this stage to rep for your man, queen
  3. Don’t rock a small, shiny clutch that isn’t Judith Lieber


Ella Emhoff in Stella McCartney is a nepotism sandwich that’s pretty hard to scarf down. Add the body-contouring details and front-sagged construction, and you truly have the recipe for a Highsnobiety Worst Fit.

We got so many questions for Shawn Mendes and his toxically masculine Michael Kors fit, but we’ve managed to narrow it down to three:

  1. Dude, is that a jump rope around your neck?
  2. Is that pointy Chelsea boot registered as a lethal weapon?
  3. Wait, two belts?

We have yet to ID this man, but if you see him, arrest him at once.

It’s hard to imagine a Jennifer Lopez Met Gala misstep after her unprecedented hot streak of paparazzi snaps with Ben Affleck, but Old Town J Lo had other plans.

hy did Marcus Samuelsson show up to the Met Gala dress like my sleep paralysis demon?

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