Fans deliver in #MetGalaChallenge

From Twitter to Instagram, social media sites are flooding with people recreating looks from the mega fashion event

By   |  Published: 5th May 2020  7:12 pmUpdated: 5th May 2020  7:21 pm

The first Monday in May is usually reserved for the biggest fashion event in the entertainment industry — the Met Gala. But with reports of the fashion extravaganza being postponed owing to the coronavirus pandemic left many disappointed that they won’t be able to see the exquisite and sometimes outlandish outfits usually seen at the gala.

We may be social distancing, but that hasn’t stopped Vogue editors and Billy Porter from getting creative. They started the Met Gala challenge asking people to recreate iconic looks from past Met Gala red carpets. And you can be sure fans brought their A-game to the challenge.

Twitter user AvantGeek posted her take on Gigi Hadid Versace look in 2018 which resembled a stained glass window. She wrote, “Finished my #metgalachallenge with a paper dress based on Gigi Hadid’s Versace look. I’m really pleased with how it turned out considering it’s made ENTIRELY of last Christmas’ leftover wrapping paper, glue, paint, and a pillowcase for the sleeve.”

Actor and comedienne Mindy Kaling was also not far behind and took inspiration from Jared Leto’s iconic decapitated head look from the 2019 Met Gala. Posting her look on Instagram, Mindy wrote, “Recreating one of my favourite Met Gala looks ever with the help of a tarp, some Christmas lights and packing tape. I think Alessandro Michele would approve.” And the look was approved by Jared who left a heart emoji on Mindy’s post.

A user named Shay also got her parents to take part in the action and recreated not one, but all four looks of Lady Gaga’s outlandish array of outfits from the 2019 Gala. “My recreation of @ladygaga’s 2019 met gala look! (yes, all 4 of them) Made from pink bedsheets, a laundry bin, black photo backdrop, and other stuff from around the house! feat. my dad as my umbrella assistant and my mom as the camerawoman!”

Celebs were also not far behind on this challenge and shared their favourite looks from their past appearances. Among them were Jennifer Lopez, Yara Shahidi, Kerry Washington, Kendal Jenner, Blake Lively, Lily Collins, John Cleese, etc.

Check out some of the best recreations here.


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