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High life

Anna Wintour has dragged the Met Gala into the gutter

It used to be fun but she has turned it into a freak show of publicity-starved clowns

14 May 2016

9:00 AM

14 May 2016

9:00 AM

New York

It was the best of times — downtown — and the worst of times — uptown. Let’s start with the horror near the park: cranial atrophy, unrelenting grossness, overarched and overgrown eyebrows, posterior-baring bondage outfits, and de haut en bas attitudes were the order of the night. Never has a museum site been more desecrated by a freak show, and the Met — maybe the best museum in the whole wide world — should be ashamed of itself.

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