You knew it was coming. This year’s Chinese-themed Met Gala seemed dubious to us from the start. While we hoped that the exhibit’s curators would be respectful with regards to showcasing Chinese fashion and illustrating its influence on Western attire, we didn’t have such high hopes for the celebrities once they hit the red carpet.
We prepared ourselves for all kinds of tone-deaf costumery from the rich and famous, and thankfully there weren’t too many offensive getups. Of course, there were a few celebs who probably should have thought a bit more critically (or at all) when it came to their outfits.
Emma Roberts was an early offender, posting an image of her hair and makeup to Instagram before making her way over to the Met. She decided to wear chopsticks in her hair, because, why not? (more…)