The fashion world flocked to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Monday for Anna Wintour’s annual Met Gala, a high-fashion event featuring Hollywood stars, A-list designers and fashion icons. This year’s theme Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination was co-hosted by Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Donatella Versace.
So who looked hot and who needed to go home? We reached out to Amplify’s new resident fashionista Rose Shannon, a 39-year-old mom and lifelong fashion fanatic and critic to give us her hot takes on this year’s celebrity appearances. Shannon has worked for the Azoff family for 17 years and serves as Shelli Azoff’s personal assistant, shopper and stylist. We asked her to share her recap of the “Super Bowl of Fashion,” which she compiles every year along with the Golden Globes, Grammys and Oscars.
“To be honest all I really want to talk about is Blake Lively, but we can talk about some others as well,” she tells Amplify. “Especially the people who really offended me with how terrible they looked. It must be addressed.”
Because Shannon is busy busy, balancing her working life with that of caring for her daughter and attending LA’s hottest events, she doesn’t have time to dish on everyone — “Rihanna, I have no time for you mocking the Pope so I’m not posting your photo. Jaden Smith, I guess carrying your gold record is better than carrying your cut off dreads like last year, but maybe if we all just ignore you, you’ll go away.”
As for all the rest, here are a few of her faves this year and a few that made Shannon cover her eyes in terror.