The best Twitter reactions and memes to the Met Gala 2023

Of cats and cockroaches


By Marissa Chin

The best Twitter reactions and memes to the Met Gala 2023

While the Met Gala is undoubtedly fashion’s biggest night, it’s also a den for culture vultures waiting for the next viral moment to happen. After all, the Met Gala was responsible for many ‘pop culture resets’ (as the Gen Zs would say). Need we remind you of Rihanna’s infamous omelette dress which had endless re-edits, Emma Chamberlain and Jack Harlow’s awkward “love you” fumble, and the time Kim Kardashian came literally covered in all-black? These moments still get insanely hilarious edits and memes to this day which is why the Met Gala is simply iconic

This year’s theme was Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty and was meant to celebrate the legendary fashion designer’s impressive career in fashion houses such as Fendi, Valentino, his own eponymous brand, and most famously, Chanel. While netizens did expect celebrities to come dressed in black and white and tweed, the Met Gala surprised everyone with some unprecedented moments that will go down in pop culture history.

From cat costumes to cockroach (real!) appearances, here are the best and funniest Twitter reactions to what went down at the Met Gala 2023.


The moment we all suddenly become fashion experts


When the men actually came dressed up


Nothing prepared us for Jared Leto in a cat costume…


…or Doja Cat as an *actual* cat


Then Lil Nas X took it one step further and became a rhinestone kitty


The Met Gala also had a surprise guest!


Everyone and their grandmothers waited for Rihanna to arrive


And when she finally did


Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse’s couple debut



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