The Met Gala is a night to celebrate the height of the fashion industry in a civilised and luxurious display of creativity, talent and ingenuity.
This year was no different, particularly as the red carpet event’s theme was avant-garde: The pinnacle of experimental, radical and unorthodox originality, as championed by Jaden Smith and his dreadlocks.
However, Kylie Jenner didn’t get the memo.
Apparently, with glamour comes rules and regulations, as decreed by Anna Wintour, the editor of the fashion gospel, Vogue, who organises the event.
Wintour, the event chair, introduced a ban on selfies at The Met Gala two years ago, and the motion was supported by the gala host, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.
However, abandoning all aspects of the avant-garde, Kylie stuck true to form and posted a basic bathroom mirror selfie as though she was in some dingy nightclub, breaking her host’s rule all at once.
Kylie wasn’t alone in throwing out the rule book.
The snap shows several other alleged somebodies clamouring to document the time they shared a bathroom break with the rich and famous.
Meanwhile, Kylie adhered to her own personal fashion rule book, wearing a Versace gown almost identical to the bejewelled Balmain dress she wore to last year’s Met Gala, sporting severe bobs for both occasions.
Although the avant-garde foretold that rules were made to be broken, actually, any guideline that stops the selfie-taking epidemic and the social media addiction of professional reality TV nobodies would surely be championed by the renegades and surrealists of yesteryear.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.