Awkward moment celeb turns up in the same dress as Olivia Wilde at the Met Gala
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A fashion faux pas at the 2023 Met Gala has given fans a dose of 2015 nostalgia relating to a viral meme.
You’ve all heard the horror stories — someone turns up to your wedding wearing a similar dress as you, or you’re a celebrity on the red carpet and another star rocks up wearing a slightly different variation of your evening gown.
Well, the latter has happened on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum this evening (May 1), despite Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour apparently approving every single person’s outfits on the guest list.
This evening, Don’t Worry Darling director, Olivia Wilde, opted to wear a metallic Chloé floor-length gown which featured a high neck and showed off her toned waist.
The dress itself is an iconic 1983 design by Karl Lagerfeld himself, to whom this year’s event is paying homage, and has previously been dubbed ‘the violin dress’.
Eagle-eyed fashion fiends will know that we’ve already seen the Chloé dress on actor Chloë Sevigny way back in 2013 — and now it seems like Wilde wanted her spin in the frock.
Regarding the dress, Chloé’s head designer, Gabriela Hearst, said to Vogue: “There was something quite timeless that we could bring back to the Met Gala in 2023… We made [the violin dress] a gala dress instead of a cocktail dress, and I think it worked beautifully.”
While Wilde obviously looks stunning in the frock, she isn’t the only one posing for the paparazzi on the Met steps in it.
Filmmaker and Editor in Chief of Vogue China, Margaret Zhang, also rocked up to this year’s annual charity event wearing a very similar outfit — so much so, that the only real difference seems to be the colour.
While Wilde’s version of the Chloé dress is white and gold, Zhang’s is black and gold and apparently might not have even been designed by the French fashion house itself.
However, fans across social media have quickly likened this fashion mishap to the viral ‘What colour dress is this’ meme from 2015.
A tweet that first made the likening reads: “An odd coincidence at the Met Gala.
“1. Two people turned up wearing the same outfit. 2. They chose the two exact variants of ‘the dress’ colours, 2015’s biggest viral internet fashion phenomenon,” the tweet stated.
Twitter users have had their say on the clashing fashion, with one calling the mishap the ‘biggest yikes ever.’
Another said: “I cannot believe that two people wore the ugliest dress.”
A third Twitter user rushed to both Wilde and Zhang’s defence and wrote: “Margaret Zhang and Olivia Wilde absolutely slayed the red carpet! Their stylish looks are totally on point.”
We cannot wait for Wintour’s reaction to this one!