Just For Fun …

The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit.

Cost of attending the Met Gala: $30,000 per person (or $275,000 per table) And that’s just the price of entry. Add a gown by a designer—which can cost some $35,000—and jewelry, and you’ve got a heck of an expensive evening.  Personally, I wouldn’t take the trouble to get dressed and go there, for these are undoubtedly some of the ugliest clothing creations I have ever seen in my life!  Give me a $20 pair of Levis and a $10 t-shirt and I’m happy.  Who in their right mind pays $35,000 for a dress?

Anyway, I thought you might enjoy seeing some of these designer creations … it’s good for a few laughs, anyway!  I do believe, though, that the designers are doing LSD!

First, we have Lady Gaga …Lady-Gaga-1Lady-Gaga-2


Kylie Jenner (gotta match the hair to the outfit)


Celine Dion (Not sure what is sticking out of her head)

Regina Hall pays tribute to bees?Regina-Hall-1Regina-Hall-2

And even the guys took part …


Billy Porter




Hamish Bowles

Lime green seems to be ‘in vogue’ …


Amber Valletta (green chicken costume?)


Ava DuVernay (no … just NO)

When I showed the ones of Katy Perry to Miss Goose, she said, “She’s a chandelier!”Katy-Perry-1Katy-Perry-2

Cardi B somehow reminds me of Cruella deVille …


Would have made a nice blanket


A bird???


Ezra Miller (how many eyes does a person need?)


Gigi Hadid

Just try un-seeing this one of Janelle MonaeJanelle-Monae-1Janelle-Monae-2


Maggie Rogers (Is she gonna fly, or what?)

Last, but not least — Lupita Nyong’oLupita-Nyong'oLupita-Nyong'o-2

I hope you got a few chuckles from these … I know I did!  These are just a small sampling of the ones I found most noteworthy.  You can see the rest on the slide show in the New York Times.












41 thoughts on “Just For Fun …

    • Thank you!!! I did take a look at one of your posts … the one about trying to get to a meeting using the satnav … and loved it! I also followed your blog, though I must warn you that I don’t often have time to check out many blogs in the course of a day, for I spend 12-14 hours on this blog and other writing. But, I will offer any advice or comments as I can. Be patient … I remember when I was ecstatic because I had 30 followers! The best advice I have is that which was offered to me when I was first starting. Always check your facts, and always respond to every comment from your readers. You have a great sense of humour. Best of luck with your blog!

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      • That’s very good advice, I appreciate the time you’ve taken to read my blog and to write the reply. I have so many ideas based on experiences particularly travels with work and family I’d like to piece them together to create a short play, not sure when I could do this but one of my hopes for the future is to create it. Thanks again, I look forward to reading more of your posts and blogs

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  1. I was trying your usual snark on for size and apparently it fit too well! While I am duty bound to stand behind the snarcasim that I spewed, I regret having dumped it all over your well intentioned post. I hit you when you were down and that is inappropriate, inexcusable and just plain unkind. It appears that I am not as kind as I like to believe myself to be. I apology for my lapse of good manners and unkindness. I’ll add these words from Benjamin Franklin : “Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” Oh bother, too late, I began with one! One last thought occurs to me…perhaps humor in this case, much like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Thank-you!

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    • Do not apologize, my dear friend! No need. As you know, I was in the throes of angst and just looking for something to laugh at, but had I thought it through for a day or so, I likely would not have posted it. However, I have a really, really cool Saturday Surprise on the docket to make up for it! As you know from our emails, there was more going on behind the scenes, and I was a bit too sensitive about the comments I got last night, but you have nothing to apologize for. You make me laugh, and that is no small feat!


  2. Sad part is… I don’t even know who most of those people are! If they were trying to get my attention on their celeb status, they wasted their time and money. Perhaps some of that wasted money filtered down the ranks to the people who hand sew these silly costumes together.
    Anyway, the splash of colour is quite cheery but I’m guessing that a certain 5-yr old fan of yours, could have provided a lovely montage of primary colours. How about you contact Ellen for some photographs of his artwork of Nature.. I’ll bet that will be quite interesting.


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  3. Chuckles? I puked all over my android tablet. Like eschudel said, use your money for something good. There must have been millions spent on attendance fees, and even more millions on dressing up for one night–and just one night! No one is going to wear those “rags” anywhere else. I am presuming the “costumes” are being donated to the costume museum, which makes it even worse because they are going to have to spend more millions for space to display them in.
    This is not charity. It is vanity promoting vanity! An inexcusable waste of extravagance in a world facing the possible death of life.

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    • Sir rawgod, I am in complete agreement! I find this event and others like them to be a vulgar display of wealth and a monumental waste. I do not usually spend my time reading about them, but this is a Jill post and I am. In my humble opinion if the Metropolitan Museum of Art needs money, write them a check for the amount of money that would be spent on these repulsive get-ups and have a little cocktail party instead. That said, their money would be much better spent elsewhere, but it is the attention and adoration that is craved. Thank-YOU!

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      • Sir? Sir? No, Ellen, I cannot accept that title, but thank you. I don’t even accept the “mister” honourific. I am just me. That is all I need.
        As for the Met, I don’t consider that a charity, money given to it should not a tax deductible donation. And while I’m at it, political donations should not be tax deductible either. The amounts of money spent to run a political campaign are outrageous, and should be controlled. Besides, we know that donations influence what offices are given out and to whom, and the country is losing tax money on the buying of offices and influence. Who does that help? Only the rich.

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      • Of course it was humourous, and I was trying to be humourous back at you. But I deliver my lines with such a straight face it often goes unnoticed, lol. The post, I loved. The pictures and such, not so much…

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        • Indeed, I really did miss your humour that time, though most of the time I pick up on your sardonic humour. I do agree that much money is thrown away on such frivolities that could better be used to feed the hungry, and it’s what is wrong with society today … the rich will spend$35k for an uber-ugly dress, but don’t want to pay their taxes to help those less fortunate. Sigh.


  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Wow …. I was wondering!! … this IS fun!! … ‘The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit.’

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