‘Empress Ri’ Rules the Met Ball With Chinese Pancake Dress (Funny Photos)

Empress Rihanna's red carpet walk. (Image: Weibo.com)
Empress Rihanna's red carpet walk. (Image: Weibo.com)

The 2015 Met Ball made its grand opening in New York City on May 4. The theme for this year’s gala was “China: Through the Looking Glass” (中国:镜花水月), which set the tone for the dresses of the red carpet guests.

Celebrities like Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and Anne Hathaway showed up on the opening night wearing stunning dresses with Chinese elements. Chinese actresses such as Gongli, Fan Bingbing, and Zhang Ziyi also attended the red carpet walk in gorgeous dresses.

Rihanna’s fancy imperial yellow dress was surely the focal point on the red carpet. It was designed by Guo Pei from Beijing, and handmade by a Chinese dressmaker, complete with fur-trimmed cape, which took her two years to finish.

Bloggers in China had fun with the photos, and created various memes (translated below) while sharing them on Weibo.

The yellow shiny dress with long skirt. (Image: Weibo.com)

The shiny yellow shiny dress/cape. (Image: Weibo.com)

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One of the memes. (Image: Weibo.com)

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This meme combines Rihanna with the Chinese celebrities. (Image: Weibo.com)

The majestic look of the dress invited plenty of creative ideas from Chinese Internet users. Many Weibo users noticed its resemblance to Jianbing (Chinese egg pancakes). One commented:

Don’t you think it looks like Jianbing? I’m feeling hungry just looking at it.

A super big Jianbing on the red carpet. (Image: Weibo.com)

A huge Jianbing on the red carpet. (Image: Weibo.com)

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Ready to serve. Image: Weibo.com

Same nice color as the fried eggs. (Image: Weibo.com)

Same golden color as fried eggs. (Image: Weibo.com)

Or a pizza in ex-large size. (Image: Weibo.com)

Or a pizza in ex-large size. (Image: Weibo.com)

The new empress is born.  (Image: Weibo.com)

The new empress is born. (Image: Weibo.com)

Another celebrity’s outfit that attracted jokes was that of Sarah Jessica Parker, who wore a flame-like headdress at the gala. A blogger commented: “Wait a minute, I think I’ve seen this somewhere…” and posted this photo:

2008 Beijing Olympic torch mascot Huanhuan and Sarah Parker. (Image: Weibo.com)

2008 Beijing Olympic torch mascot Huanhuan and Sarah Jessica Parker. (Image: Weibo.com)

Some imaginative Weibo users even combined the two dresses…

Now it's complete! (Image: Weibo.com)

Now it’s complete! (Image: Weibo.com)

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