My Met Gala joy

It’s hard to convey how happy this video made me when it sprung out from my Facebook feed this morning – and SPOILER ALERT: PLEASE WATCH IT BEFORE YOU READ ON.

I spent yesterday writing my Rules column for next Sunday about the Met Gala. Specifically my outrage at US Vogue declaring the West-Kardashians the ‘Best Dressed Couple’, then going on to and my nominations for that title, along with the Best Dress and the Best Dressed.

Then along comes this video and totally supports every point I made in the piece, so that made me very happy.

And there are so many other joys. I swooned at Cindy Crawford’s grace. The woman is fifty years old and still, in a group of astonishingly beautiful women, half her age, your eyes go straight to her. I heart heart heart heart her.

The Olsen Twins looking like something out of The Shining. Do they ever smile?


The gorgeous little slice of human adorability which is Alicia Vikander, in that inspiringly great Louis Vuitton outfit. She’s like a dryad – a woodland nymph.

Grimes keeping it real and Grimes-y. She looked so bewildered in the red carpet pictures (‘What am I DOING here? What is this THING I’m wearing?’), so it was great to see her here back in the comfort zone, looking like Curt Cobain’s cheeky little sister.Blake Lively showing just how beautiful pregnant can be in flower strewn pale pink Burberry.


Madonna looking as though she needs a good wash. If only she had a friend brave enough to show her Sunset Boulevard…


Anna Wintour, just standing there like a column of ice. You’ve got to love her – she never goes off her own brand.

And, of course, the moment which made me SHOUT with laughter: the Kardashian-Wests.


Her response in any situation? Show them my butt. His – push to the front.

It must be tricky getting the two of them out of a lift, her exiting butt first, him pushing her out of the way.


My only regret is that they didn’t include Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid – the true Best Dressed Couple, because his dancing would have been something – and the Goddess Beyonce, but any time I want to be entertained today I will flick back to this video for the pure comedic joy of Kest-Wardashians.


  • Darian Zam
    May 9, 2016

    That enormous silver ass is like a cross between Christmas bauble and James’s giant peach. I’m sure you could beam messages off of it into space.

    • Maggie
      May 9, 2016

      I think it’s rather marvellous, but the constant display – pure animal behaviour – is SO tiresome and tacky.

  • Jo
    May 9, 2016

    I cannot stand those two and their massive egos, I just find them so unattractive from a personality perspective. When I try and let go of that, the fact that he found it necessary to wear ripped jeans to a white tie event and she apparently knew better than the Balmain team and stuck half of two dresses together. Appalling.

  • Lizzie
    May 9, 2016

    Love this article (and all your articles) and all the pictures from the Met Gala
    My favourite was Gigi
    I thought Cindy Crawford was a little tragic – all those fillers, botox and work to try and look like models who are young enough to be her daughters… a bit sad really

    • Maggie
      May 9, 2016

      I didn’t think Ms C looked too worked on. I just heart her…

  • Carole McLeod
    May 9, 2016

    The Olsen twins are a breath of fresh air in a world full of celebrity wall to wall skin. Their label The Row is really beautiful

    • Maggie
      May 9, 2016

      Their range is class – but I don’t like the way those droopy dresses hang on their tiny frames. They don’t need to flash flesh, I agree, but they could be a bit more ‘finished’ – and smile occasionally!

  • Wattleflatjane
    May 9, 2016

    Some gorgeous classics but I feel particularly sad seeing Madonna. A bit later years Cher without the, I don’t know, pride?

  • Lara
    May 9, 2016

    Maggie, another fabulous column. As I am lying here in my unmade bed with my lingering mystery illness that is now two years old, cup of tea and chain-store nightie, you have transported me to another world. Thank you thank you thank you.

  • Ruth Brown
    May 10, 2016

    Hi Maggie,
    I’m sure you’ve checked out the Australian Logie winners and the red carpet. Waleed Aly’s wife had the most beautiful gown and hajib. Lee Lin Chin as usual in catagory of her own. Australia has finally grown up!

  • Pip
    May 10, 2016

    Hi Maggie,
    Please, how do I get your Rules columns? I read the SMH! Where are you?

  • Zayin
    May 13, 2016

    It’s official: Weird Al Yankovic is now a more reliable style source that American Vogue.

    I notice he mentions Kanye in this song:

  • Mrs Sam Payne
    May 15, 2016

    I always go to your column in our Sunday paper first and love your take on the fashion world. So totally agree with your take on the Met ball. The age of entitlement is evidently the code of practice in the Kardashian -West household. Mr West actually looks pretty silly.

  • Libby
    June 5, 2016

    Hey maggie. Have just opened the Sunday Age and headed straight to your column… Devastated to read 5th June was your last column!! Thank you for many years of fabulous opinion with the joys of fashion in your eyes. It has been a delight each and every week… Thank you !!

    • Maggie
      June 15, 2016

      Thanks so much Libby. I’m devastated too – I’ve been writing a style column for The Age/Sydney Morning Herald for 20 years… but I’ll keep writing on here. Please tell any friends who used to read me in the paper. If I can get the numbers up on here I can start to make something of it xxx

  • Sam Payne
    June 16, 2016

    Sorry to hear you are no longer in the Sunday Age however I will continue following you on your blog and Instagram. All the best,

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