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‘Met Gala Challenge’ Has People Recreating Iconic Celebrity Fashion With Objects Found at Home

 

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With this year’s annual #MetGala (normally held on the First Monday in May) postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are mourning what is typically one of the glitziest red carpet events of the year. The star-studded affair was supposed to be held on May 4 this year and in the past, it has produced some iconic red carpet looks. For those still craving the glamour and extravagance that usually comes with the night, however, we are teaming up with @theebillyporter on a new Instagram challenge that pays tribute to the night’s peacocking spirit: Meet the #MetGalaChallenge. The task is simple: recreate your favorite red carpet look from a past #MetGala at home. Which ensemble you replicate, and what you use to make it, is entirely up to you—think outside of the box! Tap the link in our bio for all details on the challenge. Edited by @artdlrco Clothing by @theblondsny @mercuranyc

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Typically, the annual Met Gala is “fashion’s biggest night out” with celebrities rocking ensembles that we’ll be talking about for years to come. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until 2021 to see those show-stopping looks again, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t celebrate the event—from home, of course. To do this, Billy Porter and Vogue magazine have announced a project, similar to the famous Getty Museum Challenge, that encourages you to dress up as past Met Gala attendees, using items found in your home.

Since announcing the Met Gala Challenge on April 22, people from around the world have shared their fiercest looks on social media using the hashtag #MetGalaChallenge. It’s become popular with everyone, from everyday folks to celebrities alike. Actor Mindy Kaling had one of the best recreations so far. Using a tarp, Christmas lights, packing tape, and a mannequin head, she transformed herself into a spitting image of Jared Leto’s iconic look from the 2019 Met Gala whose theme was “Camp.”

Scroll down for more amazing submissions from the Met Gala Challenge. And be sure to watch Vogue’s Instagram as they share some of their favorites from it.

Billy Porter and Vogue magazine are challenging people to recreate the iconic looks from past Met Galas.

 

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Aptly called the Met Gala Challenge, fashionistas are using whatever is around their homes in these amazing looks.

 

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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