Kylie and Kendall Jenner at the Met Gala 2019

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Kylie and Kendall Jenner’s orange and purple Met Gala gowns look awfully familiar

'Cinderella'? 'Dumb and Dumber'?


Trixie Reyna

Internet Culture

Published May 7, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 1:12 pm CDT

When it was announced that the theme of this year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual gala co-hosted with Vogue is “Camp: Notes on Fashion” to match the new fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute, we knew that celebrity attendees would be going all-out for Twitter reactions, no matter how they interpreted this year’s confusing theme.

As we wrote on Monday’s story, “The theme’s title is a play on writer Susan Sontag’s essay ‘Notes on Camp,’ one of many famous attempts to define the famously ambiguous aesthetic. … Camp embraces the uniquely flamboyant and skirts the line of good taste.”

And boy did celebs deliver on campy outfits! Twitter responded in kind with memes of the dresses that graced this year’s pink carpet.

Leading the pack are the Jenner sisters, who arrived in matching Versace feathered gowns—Kendall in bold orange and Kylie in icy lavender that matched her wig. While both looked stunning, people on Twitter couldn’t help but compare their looks to several pop culture pairs that have supposedly inspired them—everything from the evil stepsisters in Disney’s Cinderella and Ella Enchanted to the hilarious duos in comedy films like White Chicks and Dumb and Dumber.

Kendall herself acknowledged the comparisons in her Instagram stories.

Met Gala Kendall and Kylie Jenner Memes Stories

Providing the Cinderella to the Jenner sisters’ wicked stepsisters look is Zendaya, who stole the show dressed exactly like the Disney princess in a Tommy Hilfiger gown that was “magically” lit up by her own fairy godmother (stylist Law Roach), complete with a glass slipper she left as she ascended the Met steps.

People demanded a photo of Zendaya with the Jenner sisters.

Completing the Cinderella narrative is Riverdale’s Madelaine Petsch as the fairy godmother (apart from Roach, that is).

Kendall and Kylie Met Gala memes

Here are the rest of the memes comparing Kendall and Kylie to other pop culture duos.

As Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels’ Lloyd and Harry in Dumb and Dumber

As Shawn and Marlon Wayans’ Brittany and Tiffany in White Chicks

Who wore it better?

As Will Ferrell and Jon Heder’s Chazz and Jimmy in Blades of Glory

As cartoon characters, including Velma and Daphne from Scooby Doo

As snack staples

Some even think the Jenners are giving “Takis & Flamin’ Hot Cheetos” or Fanta orange and grape vibes.

A lot of Twitter users are just shocked the sisters actually made an effort to follow the theme, after previous years of seemingly missing the mark or completely ignoring it.

More Met Gala outfit memes

While we’re on the subject of Met Gala outfits that reminded people of entirely something else, here are a few more that contributed to Monday night’s wealth of memes.

There’s Cardi B arriving for her second Met Gala in an elaborate scarlet-quilted Thom Browne gown with a massive train that made people think of period blood on a pad…

…or just a “red blood cell.”

@QUEEN_SOPHISTIC’s “aunt said Cardi B looks like a placenta and I can’t f*cking unsee it.”

To some, the gown looks like a duvet.

Cara Delevigne’s outfit looks like the pencil case that @pathetic_sam used to bring to school.

@fvmero thinks Emily Blunt looks like the Oscars trophy.

Frank Ocean gave @jayversace “Jehova’s Witness pastor at bowling alley vibes.”

Meanwhile, Katy Perry dressed exactly as a chandelier (at first).

Or is it Lumière from Beauty and the Beast?

Maybe she just misread “camp” as “lamp.”

Perry later changed into a burger outfit.

Whether Kylie, Kendall, Zendaya, and the rest of the celebs successfully adhered to the camp theme, there’s one thing they definitely achieved: Gracing us with meme fodder to tide us over until 2020.


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*First Published: May 7, 2019, 7:00 am CDT