Katy Perry was the co-host this year, but you wouldn’t know it — she turned up looking miserable in scarlet tulle, whereas Rihanna bounced in with an aura of sentient fabric samples and won the night.

Programming note: I had already recently discussed the Kardashians and Hadids, so I left them out here. This also was one of the first years that we paid much attention to the dudes at the Met Gala — or maybe it was one of the first times we noticed them playing around with it. But as the pulls piled up, I realized that we’d conveniently grouped all the men together (we don’t do that anymore so I’m making the most of it while I can), and can embed them here. SO I SHALL.

Thank you, Dudes. You have spared me a lot of typing this way.

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