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These Met Gala Looks Serve…Multiple Purposes

Ah, the Met Gala, or what sports girlies like to call “the Super Bowl of fashion.” Instead of shouting profanities at the TV, wearing some random player’s jersey, and eating endless jalapeño poppers, we’re wearing $15 Target pajamas, drinking a bottle of wine, and silently giggling in bed at the meme-worthy red carpet moments… well, mostly just Jared Leto struggling to walk in a giant Choupette costume.

Tonight, celebrities proved that fashion is versatile; it’s a stunning display of creative expression that’s multifunctional — perfect for being a red carpet spectacle and… a bunch of other random shit. Below, see our roundup of the looks and accessories that screamed, “Use me for something else besides walking this red carpet, please.” 

Florence Pugh’s hat: a duster for your ceilings

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Viola Davis’s gown: a duster for your halls

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Glenn Close’s dress: a travel comforter for gross hotel inns

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Lily James: a garbage bag

The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" - Arrivals

Eileen Gu: a tissue after an unexpected nosebleed

The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" - Arrivals

Eva Chen: crackle nail polish you used in high school

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Lil Nas’ metallic thong and silver body paint: a sip and paint night… or proof for your friends that aliens are real

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Doja Cat’s face: your “Hunger Games” the Capital disguise so you don’t actually get picked for the reaping

The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" - Arrivals

Amanda Seyfried’s dress: the ragged, frayed baby blanket you still sleep with at 30 years old

The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" - Arrivals

Grace Elizabeth: the lesbian flag

The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" - Arrivals

Pete Davidson: the low budget magician your mom hires for your 4th grade birthday party The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" - Arrivals

Diane von Furstenberg: the unfinished New York Times crossword that’s definitely a Sunday, but probably a Tuesday through Sunday

The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" - Arrivals

Jordan Roth’s entire outfit: A porch fan, duh

The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" - Arrivals

David Byrne: the Citi Bike you ride home drunk when Uber is surging

The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" - Arrivals

Maya Hawke: popcorn ceiling

The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" - Arrivals

Kendall Jenner’s bodysuit: the important Zoom meeting where you have to look nice but don’t want to put pants on

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Olivia Rodrigo’s dress: car wash tunnel brushes… or your box of forgotten, tangled wires

The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" - Arrivals

Jared Leto: the only way to assert power over your cat

The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" - Arrivals

All photos courtesy of Getty Images and Shutterstock. 

Katie Corvino
Katie Corvino
Katie Corvino (she/her) is the VP of Editorial at Betches. She first gained recognition after wearing a thong on her head at Coachella in the name of fashion. She's also known very well in the medical space as her therapist's favorite patient. If you are reading this, Leslie, she is fine. Her crippling anxiety is gone. She is cured and totally OK.