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BREAKING: That Big Fancy Gala We're Never Invited To Will Probably Definitely Rip Off 'The Young Pope' Next Year

By Tori Preston | Miscellaneous | August 9, 2017 |

By Tori Preston | Miscellaneous | August 9, 2017 |

So you know how the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute has a big themed fashion exhibit every year, which they launch with a huge gala organized by the iron fist of Anna Wintour and populated by celebrities and their “interpretations” of said theme? My invite to the Met Ball seems to get lost in the mail every time, which is for the best — I certainly can’t afford the $25,000 ticket price. Besides, the red carpet photos are always there the next day to show me what I’ve missed (usually Beyoncé looking stunning and Kim Kardashian looking… present).

Anyway, WWD has multiple sources telling them that the theme for next year’s Costume Institute exhibit, and thus the Met Ball, will involve “fashion and religion.” Which isn’t a new thing, really — high end designers have been ripping ideas from stained glass, friezes, and other iconography for years.

But even if that’s the case, and the world of haute couture has always been littered with fancy frocks and wimples and other things straight out of an abbey, why would this year be the year to come to Jesus (and other saviors)?

I think we all know the reason: Jude. Fucking. Law.


I mean, The Young Pope probably aired too late for it to dominate as this year’s theme, but for next year? That gives them just enough of time to do it justice. Because seriously, the costumes were made for a museum.

From his sun hat:


To his fancy shoes:


He knows how to get gussied up:



But also how to stay super casual in cashmere tracksuits:


He looks great in red:


And in white:


And as you can tell, the man knows how to rock some shades:


After all, the fashion world loves a bad boy:


Basically, Met, we see right through you. But that’s ok. You’re on the right track. Just don’t forget to mail Jude his invite.

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Tori Preston is deputy editor of Pajiba. She rarely tweets here but she promises she reads all the submissions for the "Ask Pajiba (Almost) Anything" column at [email protected]. You can also listen to her weekly TV podcast, Podjiba