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.
Honestly, this doily dress deserves its own place at the Met. Iconic.
And we simply can’t help but stan a Lana Del Rey moment.
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.