The first Monday in May is fast approaching, but this year we won’t be swooning over gorgeous works of sartorial art because the fucking Met Gala is cancelled.

The 2020 Met Gala has officially been postponed until October 29, which means the highly-anticipated first Monday in May this year will be as boring as every other Monday of the year. But thankfully, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute has officially launched the #MetGalaChallenge to keep us all occupied in isolation.

As the name suggests, the challenge urges fans at home to share photos of their best attempt at recreating an iconic Met Gala look using the hashtag #MetGalaChallenge. To make it even better, the king of fashion Billy Porter, in partnership with Vogue, will pick the winning looks to be featured on the @voguemagazine, @metmuseum and @metcostumeinstitute Instagram accounts.

Honestly, we’re all bored shitless in self-isolation and who knows when we’ll be able to rock a hot outfit at the club again. So why not treat yourself to a fashun moment at home? It’ll be like you’re really at the Met Gala, only with less rich people.

In honour of the death of the greatest day on the fashion calendar, I scoured Instagram for some of the most iconic lewks. Sure, it’s not quite a shoutout in Vogue, but these are the looks that inspired me to channel my inner Clare Danes/Cinderella in Zac Posen later tonight with a bed sheet and a packet of cheap fairy lights.

First up, we have that time Sarah Jessica Parker channeled her inner devil moose.

And let’s not forget Em Ratajkowski the elf princess.

Or that time Rihanna made every sock you’ve ever lost into a certified look.

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Honestly, this doily dress deserves its own place at the Met. Iconic.

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This took me 6 hours to hand tie the netting before I saw the afghan sitting there. Yo, @voguemagazine / @theebillyporter – here's my take on @alessandraambrosio from 2016 @balmain Met Gala – “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” Materials: Paper doilies, rope, my grandmother's afghan, paper, mylar, and scotch tape! (Pink carpet by Yoga mat) All materials were already in my home! Maybe I'll recreate this in full drag too, but just wanted to submit something again right away! More to come! . . ????: @queenglowjob . . . #metgalachallenge #billyporterfashionchallenge #metgala #quarantine #quarantinefashion #alessandraambrosio #balmain #homegala #diyfashion #couturefashion #vogue #voguemagazine help share and get me in Vogue!!

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And we simply can’t help but stan a Lana Del Rey moment.

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So…this week has been tough. Honestly I'm glad I started working on my entry for the #metgalachallenge last weekend as it's given me something to focus on. I chose Lana del Rey's beautiful Gucci outfit that she wore to the Met Gala in 2018, because I instantly thought of it when I saw the challenge. I've loved it since the moment I saw it. If you've been following my stories you've seen that it's mostly made from cardboard, hot glue and blue shop towels, with some regular paper towels, aluminum foil and skewers thrown in. I had a lot of fun putting this together! Thank you to @voguemagazine and @theebillyporter for hosting this challenge! #vogue #metgala #gucci #heavenlybodies #costume #crafts #angel #feathers #lanadelrey #fashion

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Some participants have even kept their looks ~on brand~ with the current state of the planet. I present to you: Ariana Grande, but make it toilet paper.

And last, but certainly not least… the Rihanna pizza dress.