When the Met Gala theme is “American lexicon,” don’t you immediately think “Ralph Lauren”? RL has built his empire on Americana, the imagery and style of America, embracing the urban and the wide open spaces. So it’s bonkers to me that so few people wore Ralph Lauren at last night’s Met Gala. Truly, only a handful of people. Maybe that’s because Jennifer Lopez was “the big name” to wear RL, but this would have been a great moment for people to go with vintage looks. Anyway, here’s J.Lo. This is a mess?? Why did RL do this to her? Also: no sign of Ben Affleck. There was a rumor that they’d both attend and wear RL. Update: okay, all I saw was the arrival, and Ben was nowhere to be seen. He was there! And they did pose for photos inside.
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Kacey Musgraves in RL. Kind of basic and very ‘90s.
Lily Aldridge and Joan Smalls in RL. I truly thought there would be more of this kind of stuff on the carpet.
Chance The Rapper and his wife Kirsten Corley in Ralph Lauren. Eh.
Russell Westbrook in navy Ralph Lauren, with navy hair and white stars. This was pretty cool!
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