There’s apparently been 69 (wink wink) Met Galas, but to me, last night was the 1st annual Met Gala, because it was the first one where Celine Dion graciously made an appearance. Every Met Gala before last night’s is now null and void. I’m not sure why it took so long for Celine Dion to grace the Met Gala with her presence. She’s perfect for that mess. She loves fashion. She isn’t afraid to make herself look like the definition of avant-garde caca’d all over her. And she doesn’t take herself too seriously. Oh wait, I think I just answered my own question with that last one. One of Anna Wintour’s rules for every Met Gala guest is: Take yourself VERY seriously!
Celine finally made her long-awaited trip up the Met Gala stairs last night. Celine wore Atelier Versace (or as Nomi Malone pronounces it, “Ate-leer Ver-sayce“) for her Met Gala debut. I give Celine’s “deranged bird from the 90s” look several gold stars, but I give her a billion gold stars for the tour de force performance she gave in Vogue’s video booth thing. Many guests did a video for Vogue, but Celine’s is the only one worth putting your eyeballs on. It’s the greatest reboot of Alice in Wonderland I’ve ever seen. If this video was available on Netflix, they’d have to create a new category for it called: CELINE! Because it covers several genres like drama, mystery, slapstick comedy, horror, film noir and beyond.
I think Celine is using that shoe phone as an intercom to tell the other Gala goers that they can pick up their little gift bags and skedaddle since she’s got this!