The Met Gala is a major annual event in the fashion world. This year's theme has made it a big night for HBO-inspired memes as well. The theme is "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination." It's produced surprising and spectacular results, and it has everyone making the same joke.
If you spent any time on social media Monday night, you were in danger of being swept away in a deluge of Young Pope jokes. The celebrities entering the Met Gala looked like The Young Pope cosplayers, twisting the outfits of Jude Law's Pope Pius XIII aka Lenny Belardo. Some of the outfits even look like they were intentionally cribbing of the Belardo's style.
This was lost on no one.