But last night’s look was next-level daring. Close your eyes and imagine someone telling you to picture a flesh-toned, second-skin, latex gown with mutton sleeves, faded flowers, and pearls of varying sizes. It sounds hideous—and to be honest, on the hanger, it most certainly would be. This shouldn’t be flattering on anyone, but by god, here is Beyoncé, and she looks better than good.


Singer-Songwriter Beyonce Knowles arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" in the Manhattan borough of New York, May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2CISY
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Beyonce Knowles arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" on Monday, May 2, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
She might have to hold her clutch that way all night.
Image: Invision/AP/Charles Sykes

Within less than a day, the gown has found its own mythology. On social media, the Bey-hive has even hypothesized the dress represents, as per the lyric in Beyoncé’s new album Lemonade, another woman’s skin, “her teeth as confetti.”

Just like ”Becky with the good hair,” would have been meaningless before Lemonade‘s release ten days ago, a year from now, this dress—mutton sleeves and all—will look legendary.

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