The Met Gala Challenge goes viral
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.
Recreations of Rihanna, Deepika Padukone, Jared eto and Katy Perry’s MET ball ensembles