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When the Met Gala red carpet came to a close tonight, there seemed to be one very conspicuous absence: Beyoncé. But then, right at the wire, like pop cultural manna from pop cultural heaven, Bey made a last-second arrival, and a full-scale Twitter meltdown was avoided.
The singer—who ended up drawing the most attention of anyone last year, for non-fashion-related reasons—again received the lion’s share of the Internet’s focus tonight, as she arrived in a Givenchy dress, which, as they say, leaves very little to the imagination. The ensemble—which echoes Rihanna’s look at the CFDA Awards last year—seemed to divide critics and commentators. For some, the gown was the impetus for cries of “SLAY” and “MOM” and “DYING” (all very positive cries, for those not familiar with Internet/teen-speak); while others questioned whether the dress seemed to fit the theme for the event, which was China: Through The Looking Glass (Rihanna, who arguably won the night, wore a Chinese designer).
Beyoncé posted three Instagrams of the dress—offering up a front view, a back view, and a “blissful pony tail view”—and, we can only assume, will be avoiding elevators for the rest of the evening.
While Kim Kardashian probably thought she won the title of "Closest to Being Nude" at the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute gala, she didn't hold a candle to Beyonce.
The "Drunk in Love" singer showed some serious skin in her sheer, jewel-encrusted, Givenchy Haute Couture gown that left very little to the imagination.
Beyonce first revealed the gown on Instagram in a series of racy shots that looked like she was trapped in the basement of a New York warehouse.
While the dress showed off nearly every part of her body, Beyonce topped the risqué look off with a retro top-knot pony tail that made her look like Barbara Eden from I Dream of Jeannie.
While Beyonce is known for rocking sheer and sexy outfits to the annual fashion extravaganza, this year she really went all out. So much so that she couldn't really blend in -- especially next to her husband Jay Z, who was decked out in a traditional tux.
Then again, since when has Beyonce ever blended in? She's the damn queen, and queens stand out in style.
That being said, as racy as her dress was, it still couldn't draw some people's attention. Like this dude in the background who is way more interested in his slice of pizza than any of us will ever be interested in anything.