Spartan’s Hot Takes on the Met Gala


Theo Wargo

Kim Kardashian in full black Balenciaga bodysuit

Lauren Yeo, Writer/Editor

Plaid flannels and hoodies may be the height of fashion at Broad Run High School, but Spartan viewers of the 2021 Met Gala had a glimpse of fashion taken to another level. 

The Met Gala took place on Monday, September 13th. This event was hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.  After pausing the annual event for a year, A-list celebrities came out with their best looks fitting this year’s theme, In America: the lexicon of Fashion. This Gala is the most exclusive event held for the most particular, hand-picked personalities. We asked some Broad Run students what they thought about some of these looks. 

This year, Kim Kardashian wore a complete black jumpsuit that covered every part of her body including her face. “Kim’s look was definitely the most interesting look of the night. I don’t really know what was supposed to be going on,” freshman Jannah Toure said. “If she really wanted to stand out, I feel like she could have gotten more creative.” Politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a white dress with “Tax the Rich” written in bold red letters. This caused her backlash from the media accusing her for hypocrisy because she is protesting with the rich and famous at an event that charges over $35,000 per ticket. “I don’t think it was performative like how most people perceived it. Politicians can’t be performative. People say she is “the rich” but she’s talking about the 1%,” Toure said. 

Comedian Pete Davidson wore a dress with an encrusted diamond necklace to the gala. His necklace was representing his father’s birthstone. He was a former firefighter that died during the 9/11 tragedy.  Since the Met Gala was only 2 days after 9/11, Davidson wanted to give tribute to his father.  “I love his message he’s trying to get across and I’m fine with men wearing more feminine clothes. At the end of the day, clothes are clothes,” sophomore Meesha Solman said. 

This year, internet influencers were invited to the Gala like Youtuber Emma Chamberlain and Tik-Tok star Addison Rae. “Emma Chamberlain has been working with Louis Vuitton for the past 3 years and she has paved the way for fashion in our generation. She knows the fashion industry so I think she deserves to be there. But I think Tik-Tokers like Addison Rae who know nothing about fashion should not be invited to the event,” Toure said.  There are lots of disputes about if influencers should be invited to an event full of influential celebrities.

“Addison Rae should not be in the Met Gala because this is such a sacred event for iconic people and I don’t think that Tik-Tok fits into that criteria,” Solman said. 

Spartans have mixed opinions about the Met looks this year. Although we may not see a full-coverage black bodysuit roam the halls of Broad Run, the Met is definitely an exposure of unique outlets of fashion. 

Politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a piece designed by Aurora James (Kevin Mazur)
Kim Kardashian in full black Balenciaga bodysuit (Theo Wargo )
Pete Davidson in Thom Browne dress suit (Rosalind O’Connor)