Manus x Machina, the theme for this year’s Met Gala, inspired a parade of silver in front of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kanye West was one of the few chosen to attend the annual event, which he did decked out in jeans, a sparkly Balmain jacket, and vivid blue eyes. The vampiric look, which West briefly debuted more than a year ago while performing “Wolves” on Saturday Night Live, was polarizing, to say the least.
The hive mind that is Twitter was especially vocal, knocking West for everything from exacerbating deeply rooted identity issues within the African-American community to appearing just plain weird.
It was West with the final word. When explaining his look to E!, he replied with only this: “Vibes.”