The Met Gala Chal­lenge goes vi­ral

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HT CITY - Man­ish Mishra

The first Mon­day in May is usu­ally syn­ony­mous with the haute cou­ture frenzy trig­gered by the Met Gala in New York, which kicks off the Met Cos­tume In­sti­tute’s an­nual fashion ex­hibit. How­ever, due to the global pan­demic, this year’s soiree, themed, “About Time: Fashion and Du­ra­tion” was post­poned. On April 22, Broad­way ac­tor Billy Porter an­nounced the Met Gala Chal­lenge, which has had fashion lovers recre­at­ing their favourite Met ball en­sem­bles. Think queen size com­forters, trash bags, light fix­tures and tin­foil. While most of us are work­ing from home in our comfy PJs, th­ese red-car­pet en­thu­si­asts have bro­ken the in­ter­net by cre­at­ing some of the mem­o­rable Met im­agery of pre­vi­ous years. For in­stance, blog­ger Sanja

Nestorovic, from Wil­liams­burg has posted five Met ball recre­ations on her In­sta­gram. Her take on Ri­hanna’s 2018 John Gal­liano for Mai­son Margiela dress, stood out the most as it was al­most en­tirely made out of news­pa­pers. The pic­ture re­posted by a fashion magazine’s han­dle got over 2lakh likes. Ac­tor Mindy Kal­ing post re-fash­ion­ing Jared

Leto’s creepy-meets-campy Gucci en­sem­ble (in­clud­ing the float­ing head) with a tarp, string lights, and a beard, got 3.5lakh likes on In­sta­gram till the time of go­ing to press.

The #Met­GalaChal­lenge hash­tag got more than 1000 posts on In­sta­gram. Lon­don fashion stylist Natasha Vin­nikova recre­ated Katy Perry’s epoch-defin­ing Jeremy Scott chan­de­lier ead­dress from 2019, by tand­ing on a chair un­der the ght fix­ture.

In­dian de­signer Swetha Raju paid homage to Deepika Padukone’s ac Posen look us­ing

2 chart pa­pers, a ead­band and il­ver­stones.

STAGRAM PHO­TOS:

Recre­ations of Ri­hanna, Deepika Padukone, Jared eto and Katy Perry’s MET ball en­sem­bles

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