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Entry from September 14, 2021
“Met Gala is the ugly sweater contest for the upper class”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute has held an annual fundraiser since 1948, called the Costume Institute Gala, but usually known as the “Met Gala” or “Met Ball.” The Met Gala has been compared to an ugly sweater party.

“Idk wtf a Met Gala is but I’m gonna assume it’s like an ugly sweater party but for rich people” was posted on Twitter by Brittany on May 3, 2016. “So I am just a middle class peon, don’t really know anything about the Met Gala. Is it some sort of ugly sweater party for the rich?” was posted on Twitter by General Nobody on September 13, 2021. “Met Gala is the Ugly Sweater contest for The upper class” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on September 14, 2021.

The Met Gala has been nicknamed the “Oscars of the East Coast” and the “Party of the Year.” Other Met Gala descriptions include “The Met Gala is just Final Fantasy cosplay for rich people,” “The Met Gala is Burning Man for people named in the Panama Papers,” “Met Gala is just Burning Man for rich(er) people,” “The Met Gala is like a bougie Halloween party,” “The Met Gala is just boujee Halloween,” “The Met Gala is Halloween for celebrities” and “The Met Gala is just Halloween for rich people.” “What’s a Met Gala?"/"A type of apple found in New York. Also why it’s called the Big Apple” is a Gala apple joke.


Wikipedia: Met Gala
The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. Each year’s event celebrates the theme of that year’s Costume Institute exhibition, and the exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night, since guests are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit.

Wikipedia: Christmas jumper
A Christmas jumper (also Christmas sweater or colloquially ugly Christmas sweater) is a sweater themed with a Christmas or winter-style design, often worn during the festive season. (...) Ugly Christmas Sweater Contests are held annually in the United States.

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Brittany
@BrittanyClan
Idk wtf a Met Gala is but I’m gonna assume it’s like an ugly sweater party but for rich people.
4:06 AM · May 3, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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jared hollier
@JaredHollier
No idea what the Met Gala is, but I’m guessing it’s some sort of celebrity ugly sweater party?
9:08 AM · May 8, 2018·Twitter Web Client

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helen
@jeleln
I’m going to an ugly sweater party and I’m very certain that the looks being served there will be more suitable to the met gala theme than the actual fits at the met gala this yr
8:50 AM · May 8, 2019·Twitter for Android

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patricia
@darklyinlove
the met gala rlly out here being an ugly sweater contest today
6:28 PM · Sep 13, 2021·Twitter Web App

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aespa’s manager #teamjaehyun
@hellokttyaeri
these rich ppl showing up to the met gala like the theme is ugly sweater day or smth #MetGala
6:31 PM · Sep 13, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Freud Mayweather
@uncleandrewk
No way you can convince me anyone at the Met Gala actually thinks they look good in those outfits. It’s a big expensive ugly sweater party
10:25 PM · Sep 13, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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General Nobody
@GlassHouses73
Replying to @CalebJHull
So I am just a middle class peon, don’t really know anything about the Met Gala. Is it some sort of ugly sweater party for the rich?
11:08 PM · Sep 13, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/KOakaKnockOut September 14, 2021
Met Gala is the Ugly Sweater contest for The upper class.

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DM ME “YEEN”
@MaidLiker
The met gala is an ugly sweater contest for celebrities
10:53 AM · Sep 14, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Komegatze (COMMS OPEN)
@Komegatze
So is Met Gala an ugly sweater contest for rich people
8:11 PM · Sep 15, 2021·Twitter for Android

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