This Is The Actual Inspiration Behind Those Crazy Outfits At The Met Gala

Monday night’s Met Gala left onlookers speechless with the elaborate gowns and overall commitment to the theme, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.”

This year the annual exhibit, which opens up to the public at the Metropolitan Museum of Art shortly after the eve of the gala, examines the relationship between hand-made and machine made garments over time. The result? An even bigger display of mind-blowing gowns than those usually seen on the red carpet. 

The museum’s website explains that the exhibit, which features over 150 ensembles, will “address the founding of the haute couture in the 19th century, when the sewing machine was invented, and the emergence of a distinction between the hand (manus) and the machine (machina) at the onset of mass production.”

There are feathers! There is intricate design! And if you thought the train on Zoe Saldana’s dress was long, well:


Enough said.  

Feast your eyes on the gorgeous gowns below, and if you’re in New York, be sure to visit the exhibit, which runs May 5 to August 14.

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The Actual Meanings Behind The Most Mysterious And Pointless Emojis

There’s no denying the rush you get when you’re able to write an entire sentence in emojis. Better yet, when you can write out a movie plot or an entire song chorus? Amazing. Emojis are awesome.

But let’s be real… a good portion of them are also totally useless. Because how often, REALLY, are we going to reference a VHS tape? And why do we need a clock face depicting every single hour? Without a doubt, some of those icons are total mysteries, and they’re taking up valuable keyboard real estate that could be used for emoji unicorns, burritos or, you know, the other emojis we definitely NEED.

So, without further adieu, here are some burning questions we’ve all had about emojis, and the answers you never knew you needed:

Some other emoji mysteries we solved:

The beloved smiley poop emoji (which, let’s be honest, is probably the best) is actually called “Dog Dirt.” DOG DIRT.

What you’ve probably been calling an “acorn” is actually a “chestnut.”

Also, you’ve probably been using this emoji to mean “ice cream” but it’s actually “shaved ice.”

This random square with a red ribbon is actually a bookmark. Who knew?!

That white thing with a pink swirl on it, that definitely looks like a dessert, is actually a “fish cake,” which is a total disappointment.

There’s still no cheese emoji or burrito, which are absolutely vital. Thank goodness, though, that we have an emoji for “Roasted Sweet Potato” and custard.

Don’t feel bad if your whole world is crumbling. Even the makers can’t make sense of some of these things because some of them are actually just called “Double Curly Loop,” “Wavy Dash,” and “Sparkle.”

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