Beyoncé is probably the only person that could pull this off. The Lemonade superstar showed up to the Met Gala stag in a dress that can only be described as “Becky’s Skin.” She also literally shut down the Gala as the last person to walk the red carpet. Still, reactions from the internet commentariat were mixed. Some said that she was slaying, while others compared her look to a medical condition. It was latex, which is hit or miss in the best of times. But make no mistake, Beyoncé is the best of times.
That’s just unkind. But Beyoncé really did make a regal entrance.
As for Jay Z’s absence, well, it’s another log on the Lemonade fire. If Jay Z and Beyoncé are indeed collaborating on this near-divorce kabuki, they’re doing a masterful job of it.