After Kendall Jenner, we have Tom Hiddleston, Bridge between Girls Girls, and then us normal people.
After last year’s Met Gala debut with Pete Davidson, Kim Kardashian made it the point in 2023 that a man isn’t needed to complete an outfit, and that shining bright like a diamond sometimes means posing by yourself. No offense to Mr. Lagerfeld, but that was the real theme of the evening. Even A-listers who are coupled up opted to show face solo for a refreshingly drama-free evening — pivot to Jennifer Lopez Affleck.
Because the Ben of “Bennifer” was absent, it gave us more room to admire J.Lo’s high-drama accessories. Whether it’s his viral Grammy’s frown or his love for Dunkin’ Donuts, Affleck is often stealing Jen’s thunder. Last night was therefore a welcome opportunity for us to celebrate the national treasure that is J.Lo, without analyzing Bennifer’s every move.
Then there was Kendall Jenner, who chose not to give weight to those Bad Bunny love rumors when she walked the red carpet all by herself, no pants in sight. By quieting the chatter about who she is or isn’t dating, Jenner kept our attention on the more important things in life: her love for Karl Lagerfeld and her very disciplined squat routine.