Though Jacobs ended up losing to the Olsen twins, Meyers won the audience over with the outfit change, eliciting the biggest laugh of the night (way more than that Galliano joke) and even applause. And while the SNL comedian is indeed hilarious and no doubt deserves credit for most of the zingers he doled out at the awards, it turns out the ensemble wasn’t even his idea. It was Anna Wintour’s.
“It was Anna Wintour’s idea for me to wear Marc Jacobs’s Met ball dress,” Meyers told Vanity Fair. We thought he looked great in the dress and apparently so did he. “I liked it a lot more than I thought I would once I put it on. You know, this is a fashion night. I feel like this is a room that appreciates people who take chances with the way they dress, and I felt very supportive.”
While we’re not that surprised Wintour told Meyers what to wear, we were a little shocked to hear she was was behind the evening’s funniest moment. This isn’t the only recent instance of the Vogue EIC, perceived by many to be cold, unsmiling and serious, showing her funny side. Her recent interview with Stephen Colbert was filled with zingers–and not just from Colbert. And then there was that tongue-in-cheek “Don’t be late” she threw in at the end of her video invitation to dinner with the Obamas and Sarah Jessica Parker, which might just turn out to be a laugh riot. We already know the POTUS is hilarious as well.