The glossy, full-length fashion shots from the annual Met Gala often convey the scale and glamour of the event, but thanks to this year's multi-platform livestreaming of the arrivals we got to hear the pandemonium.
And we can already see the disapproval on Anna Wintour's face come Tuesday morning. The Ministry caught the red carpet broadcast at Vogue.com (it was also available on Facebook's celebrity page and at Amazon.com), and some of the commentary coming from the press line wasn't very Vogue.
In fact it was belligerent, bitchy, aggressive and often super awkward. While we couldn't assign the cringe-worthy sound bites specifically to video crew, photographers, staff or publicsits, we can dream. Here are our favorite gems...
The 'HDY': HDYs ("How Dare You!") are best used as brief and hostile outcries over something really benign. Like using your phone in the frame of someone's shot. "Can you TEXT somewhere else!?" erupted from someone trying to snap Eva Mendes atop the red-carpeted stairs.
The backhanded compliment: Photographers often instantly review photo sets on their devices after a subject has passed, and in the case of the Met Gala, one in particular was overheard reviewing his pictures to a peer. "It's perfect," the man in question remarked, "except for that idiot in the background." Carpets are crowded (and apparently vicious) places, ya'll.