Huge ballgowns (thanks, Billie Eilish), sci-fi fantasy, and, of course, naked dresses were all on display at the 2021 Met Gala. The most memorable look may have been Zoë Kravitz’s, who wore a shimmering, rhinestone-encrusted mesh gown from Saint Laurent that revealed nearly every inch of skin thanks to its open weave and her shimmering thong underwear. While she made headlines and topped best-dressed lists, critics slammed her for being “practically naked” at the Met Gala.
The unwelcome comment didn’t sit well with Zoë Kravitz, who responded on Instagram by calling the hater a product of “colonisation” and “brainwashing.”
On Kravitz’s Instagram feed, a commenter wrote, “I don’t understand why they go practically naked.” “She’s stunning. Why does she feel compelled to wear such a dress?”
“Being uncomfortable with the human body is colonisation / brainwashing,” she said, and Comments by Celebs quickly picked up on it. “It’s just a body, after all. We’ve all gotten them.”
Zoë Kravitz described her look as “pretty bold and very sparkly.” “People showing up and feeling like they have some sense of personal style… like it’s their version of the theme excites me,” she said, adding that she always looked forward to seeing how guests interpret the theme every time she went (she’s a veteran, having attended the event several times since 2015).