The 2018 Met Gala theme, structured around the exhibit, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” had celebrities wearing very Catholic looks. Rihanna went as the Pope, Katy Perry as an angel, Olivia Munn was inspired by the Crusades (yikes!), and there were many, many crosses and halo headpieces.
We wondered what Jewish celebrities would wear to the Catholic-themed gala, but Jewish Twitter decided to spin this into a different hypothetical: What if there was a Judaism-themed Met Gala?
We rounded up the best jokes…
1. What would the equivalent be?
All these Met Gala pics of people dressing as Sexy Catholics are making my Jewish-born self wonder what the equivalent for my people would possibly be, and all I can come up with is whatever the sexy-costume version of feeling bad for not calling your mother would look like
— Amelia Mangan (@AmeliaMangan) May 8, 2018
2. Rihanna as the Torah?
Jewish theme for the met gala next year im tryna see rihanna dressed as the torah lets gooooooo
— ℝ𝕒𝕖𝕖𝕢𝕦𝕒𝕫𝕒 (@Raeequaza) May 8, 2018
Don’t worry, we photoshopped this, just for you:
rihanna would pull up as the whole frickin torah
— chlo (@chloezeitouneh) May 8, 2018
3. Neurotic Bodies: Fashion and the Jewish Imagination
For next year's #MetGala, Neurotic Bodies: Fashion and the Jewish Imagination, I will come as a seder plate or a Hamentashen
— Stefanie Iris Weiss (@EcoSexuality) May 8, 2018
4. … Or just comedy writers
cant help but feel the jewish themed met gala would not be as elegant
prob would have a lot more ppl in baseball hats and hoodies dressed like comedy writers
— sophi B hehe ☺️☺️😌 (@sophiebuddle) May 8, 2018
5. Beaded yarmulkes!
So will next year's #MetGala be Jewish themed? Beaded yarmulkes etc… I'm sure that would go over like a lead balloon. (as it should) pic.twitter.com/HVBkm053Um
— Pink Geek (@geekpinkhightop) May 8, 2018
6. Judith with a head on a platter is an AESTHETIC
do you have any idea how much I would Jewish Princess it up at the Met Gala with a Catholicism theme??? I am talking Queen Salome Alexandra, Judith with a head on a platter, and the Second Temple emblazoned on my titties #MetHeavenlyBodies
— Laynie (@penstone) May 7, 2018
7. Jewish guilt, but make it fashion
So can next years Met Gala theme be “Call my Lawyer: Fashion and the Jewish Guilt.” #MetGala
— Laura Ann (@andlikelaura) May 8, 2018
8. Jewish paranoia, but make it fashion
Thrilled to announce I’ll be co-chairing the 2019 Met Gala, “Fashion and the Jewish Paranoia”, with Gilbert Gottfried and Ivanka Trump!!!!!
— Kyle (@MrKyleCrews) May 8, 2018
9. We’re asking!
I would’ve worn a Kippah and a Jewish prayer shawl to the Met Gala but WHO’S ASKING ME
— Ben Levi Ross (@benleviross) May 8, 2018
10. “I’m Jewish”
me rolling up to met gala wearing a shirt that says “i’m jewish”: i’m sorry what was the theme?
— Sarah Rabinowitz (@mobygrapes) May 8, 2018
me at the Jewish Met Gala pic.twitter.com/v7ci41I6cu
— eve peyser (@evepeyser) May 8, 2018
12. A Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) May 8, 2018
A good met gala theme would be “pale of settlement shtetl” imo
— Rafi Schwartz (@TheJewishDream) May 8, 2018
14. Disheveled Jewish leftist fashion
the met gala theme sounds cool but i, personally, am waiting for a gala celebrating disheveled jewish leftist fashion. give me celebs dressed like trotsky.
— Simon Vozick-Levinson (@simonwilliam) November 8, 2017
15. “A mom asking if you’re really gonna wear that”
Can't wait for next year's Met Gala theme, "Fashion and the Jewish Imagination," featuring:
-the bat mitzvah party dress you bought at Caché
-Lady Gaga meat dress but with lox
-a mom asking if you're really gonna wear that
— Cara Weinberger (@caraweinberger) May 8, 2018
me pulling up to the met gala pic.twitter.com/y17Cse3Wi0
— 🇵🇸✊🏻🇵🇸✊🏻🇵🇸 (@agenderbird) May 8, 2018
17. Seems pretty obvious…
how come nobody at the met gala is dressed as a ginormous jewish star
— shay-nuh (@ShainaJ6) May 8, 2018
18. Heidi Klum as a seder plate
I hope next year’s #MetGala has a Jewish arts theme. Mainly because I want to see, like, Heidi Klum dressed as a seder plate.
— swilkes (@swilkes) May 8, 2018
19. Bar/bat mitzvah dresses you can finally wear again!
the met gala should do a jewish theme one year so that everyone can wear that one dress they had for bar/bat mitzvah season
— Sophia Mark Itkin (@SophiaMark) May 8, 2018
20. Transparent pink tallit…?!
just y'all wait until the hypothetical jewish-themed #MetGala that will never happen that i'd never be invited to, i'd wrap my transparent pink talit around my body with a matching pink slip underneath and own the show
— elana rubin 💖 (@elanarubin) May 8, 2018
21. Just Michael Chabon
i can't wait for next year's jewish imagination met gala which will consist of only michael chabon, lying awake at night, contemplating the death of the jewish-american consciousness
— evilo (@wally_ice) May 8, 2018
22. Everyone should’ve gone as Jewish stars.
literally my #metgala look would have been the jewish star that burns the christmas tree down
— randi bergman (@randibergman) May 8, 2018
23. “Earthy Bodies”
Crossing the park on my way home from work just now and I can see that the lights are still on in the Egyptian Wing surrounding the Temple of Dendur… think I can sneak in? Maybe next year for “Earthy Bodies: Fashion and the Jewish Sense of Humor.” #MetGala pic.twitter.com/FEpQLEbzt2
— Melanie Dale (@mdjolson) May 8, 2018
24. Going full Noah’s Arc.
i've honestly been thinking as a jewish person how i would've themed my outfit for the met gala bc i want to be true to my culture and like. linda carter's look is actually one way to do it i could also go as noah's arc. the full arc
— prankster rock chick (@charliezari) May 7, 2018
25. Go as the plagues, or a bagel.
Lady Gaga is already ready for next year's Jewish-themed #MetGala (h/t to @MarissaRoer for finding these great pics) pic.twitter.com/zyTyJyeJnR
— (((Lior Zaltzman))) (@liorca) May 8, 2018
27. Theme idea:
— andy levy (@andylevy) May 8, 2018
Yentl but make it fashion
— alex verman (@misgenders) May 8, 2018
29. Will the theme be shtetl, ever?
will the new yorker send me to cover the met gala next year when the theme is SHTETL
— Naomi Fry (@frynaomifry) May 7, 2018
30. Repurpose that bat mitzvah dress!
I hope one day the Met Gala theme is Judaism and I’m invited because I still have my bat mitzvah dress and it would be super cute tailored for a post-pubescent frame 💁🏻♀️
— tyler feder (@roaringsoftly) May 8, 2018
31. Summer camp bracelets, duh
Painting a picture of a Met Gala where the theme is Judaism. I emerge at the bottom of the stairs, menorah on my head, peyas made of swarovski crystals, mismatching socks from someone's bat mitzvah, burned rope from a summmer camp apache relay as a bracelet…
— Lil (@lillyclaar) May 8, 2018
Can I get a #metgala like this but with Judaism? Everyone wearing their most extravagant tsitsis and sheitels?
— Jillian Steinhauer (@jilnotjill) May 8, 2018
33. We would like a bagel clutch, thank you very much
Imagine in the #MetBall theme was Fashion and the Jewish Imagination? People just show up with a bagel clutch, a dress made of matzah, yarmulkas all around, someone in a Menorah headpiece. #ICONIC
— Beccah (@badandbexsy) May 8, 2018
34. But is anyone who went Jewish?
wait was anyone who attended the met gala jewish? i ask because one time in high school i tried to leave the house wearing a sweater with a cross on it and my dad made me change now imagine if i came out wearing like the pope on my ass
— this is so sad Alexa play despacito (@Cokkkoo941) May 8, 2018