Best Met Gala memes: AOC's 'tax the rich' dress, Kim Kardashian as Darth Vader and more

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The Met Gala is back, and so are the memes.
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The Met Gala returned Monday night with a big, fashionable bang. The memes, of course, were almost as good as the wild celebrity looks themselves. Here are some of our favorites...

AOC's tax the rich dress

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When the New York congresswoman and leading progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a dress with "tax the rich" written on the back, she either forgot or was incredibly self aware about one of the cardinals rules of existing online: Never give the internet a blank canvas to work on.

Almost immediately, people started replacing the "tax the rich" text with some of their own.

Thank you @aoc for speaking on the important issues pic.twitter.com/9AJKgemO6L — fiona apple neck tattoo (@ChillStableGuy) September 14, 2021

I can't believe AOC wore this dress at the Met Gala pic.twitter.com/nrdgOHpZC9 — Hurt CoPain (@SaeedDiCaprio) September 14, 2021

AOC using her met gala dress to spread an important political message 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/miYQhjNB91 — Jack (@J_Holliss) September 14, 2021

Some people, on GameSpot, took things way too far.

I think this dress meme is gonna be a permanent mainstay of our online lives for a long time.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye as dementors?

There's fashion, and then there's, uh, what Kim Kardashian and her estranged husband, Kanye West, wore Monday night. Both of them covered themselves in black, with Kardashian wearing a Balenciaga bodysuit and West in what appeared to be a black sweatsuit. The two were quickly compared to everything from the hideous dementor prison guards of Harry Potter fame to the queen alien from Aliens to Darth Vader himself.

kim & kanye entering the met gala looking like two dementors #MetGala #MetGala2021 pic.twitter.com/Dv6M6t4HGg — roo (@here4agoodtimex) September 14, 2021

brb buying my Kim K #MetGala lewk online🖤 pic.twitter.com/R8bpf4YJoF — Anna Roisman (@AnnaRoisman) September 14, 2021

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