The annual live Met Gala gathering that sees the famed museum playing host to musicians and celebrities of all types was canceled due to the Corona Virus, but the pandemic didn’t stop people from contributing their own looks.
While the Metropolitan Museum of Art offered a virtual preview of this year’s Costume Institute exhibit, About Time: Fashion and Duration, now slated to open on October 29th, the Internet found a way to showcase the spectacular world of high fashion normally seen on the museum’s heralded stair steps. With trash bags, Christmas wrapping paper, bed sheets and other household items within reach, fashionistas across the globe did their best to recreate eye-popping looks from prior Met Galas in honor of the annual fundraiser.
Kicking off the virtual event, Anna Wintour – Vogue Magazine editor, gave a preamble before allowing Florence Welch to perform a rendition of “You’ve Got The Love.” From there, multiple online clips featured a variety of stars who explained the ideas behind their iconic looks. Those visuals can be found here.
While the event paled in contrast to years’ past, the Instagram feed for #MetGalaChallenge offers a seemingly endless stream of at-home creativity with celebs pulling off spectacular re-creations of glamorous and outlandish styles worn by Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Rihanna, Harry Styles, and more. Check out what fans had to offer and how they pulled off different looks below.