When Anna Wintour tells you not to wear something, you quickly take it off and burn it... unless you're Chelsea Handler.

The always blunt late-night TV host for E! News told Paper Magazine that attending the annual Met Ball in 2012, a buzzed-about high-fashion gala hosted by Vogue, was not a good time.

"I was like, 'Why am I here?,'" she says. "I have no idea what the theme was, nor did I care. I know that I wore motorcycle boots under my Roland Mouret gown... and Anna Wintour was like, 'She cannot wear motorcycle boots.' I'm like, 'Well then I'll wear them so I can guarantee never getting invited again.'"

Ouch.

Handler also called the fashion world "utterly ridiculous" and "not real," saying going to a fashion show was "the worst nightmare I could have ever been to."

Tell us how you really feel, Chels.