The best part of the Met Gala was Frances McDormand dancing in her epic outfit

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You may have seen Frances McDormand in photos taken at the Met Gala.

Frances McDormand attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition on Monday. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Frances McDormand attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition on Monday. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Or maybe you didn’t actually see her because, well, that headpiece was something.

A closer look at Frances McDormand at the Met Gala. (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)
A closer look at Frances McDormand at the Met Gala. (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)

According to various media outlets, the “insanely dramatic” and “wild” look led to her stealing the show at the event, which is kind of a big deal considering there were some other memorable show-stealers there like Rihanna, Madonna, and some celebs whose names didn’t end in –nna.

Even members of the NYPD needed a little of McDormand, alongside Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli, and her headpiece in their lives:

NY special moments at #MetGala with Frances McDormand

A post shared by Pierpaolo Piccioli (@pppiccioli) on May 7, 2018 at 5:35pm PDT


But Frances. Our favorite “inclusion rider”-promoting powerhouse, who has a shiny new Oscar for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (well, after it was briefly stolen), shocked a lot of people with her over-the-top Valentino look. She’s generally not an over-the-top woman, which we know from the fact that, until recently, her wedding ring was second-hand from husband Joel Coen’s first wife. (She didn’t think it should go to waste.) So the outfit was a fun change.

Even more fun, however, was to watch Frances dance in that outfit. Prior to Met Gala, this is about how much we had seen her dance.

Here’s Frances McDormand kind of boogying up to the stage at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards. (Image: YouTube)
Here’s Frances McDormand kind of boogying up to the stage at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards. (Image: YouTube)

Then Vogue posted this incredible video of her getting “funky” in her “out-of-this-world” ensemble with Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli amid a backdrop of … nude paintings. The dance party was set to the song “Where’s Your Head At?” by Basement Jaxx, which was especially cheeky considering we could barely see hers.

Vogue‘s clever video:


Well, hello there, Frances.

Image: <em>Vogue</em> magazine via Instagram
Image: Vogue magazine via Instagram

Look at her go, working the room.

Image: <em>Vogue</em> magazine via Instagram
Image: Vogue magazine via Instagram

Seriously — look at her.

Image: <em>Vogue</em> magazine via Instagram
Image: Vogue magazine via Instagram

Yeah, you.

Image: <em>Vogue</em> magazine via Instagram
Image: Vogue magazine via Instagram

Get it, Frances.

Image: <em>Vogue</em> magazine via Instagram
Image: Vogue magazine via Instagram

And… she’s out.

Image: <em>Vogue</em> magazine via Instagram
Image: Vogue magazine via Instagram

McDormand didn’t have the headpiece on the whole night. A Donald Glover greeting got her to take it off.

Frances McDormand and Donald Glover (Photo: Getty Images)
Frances McDormand and Donald Glover (Photo: Getty Images)

And at one point she photobombed John Boyega’s video, and it was sans headpiece.

Epic! No behaviour!

A post shared by John Boyega (@johnboyega) on May 7, 2018 at 9:06pm PDT


Though our favorite photos of her from the night, for sure, were ones where she had it on. Because she was clearly having so much fun with it.

Frances McDormand and Lena Waithe at the Met Gala on Monday. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/MG18/Getty Images for the Met Museum/Vogue)
Frances McDormand and Lena Waithe at the Met Gala on Monday. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/MG18/Getty Images for the Met Museum/Vogue)

Yep, she’s in here somewhere — and maybe poking Anne Hathaway with that contraption, based on the expression on Anne’s face:


May there be many more headpieces in Frances’s future — and even more dancing.

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