Vogue Invited Met Gala Guests to Pose in Its Futuristic Tunnel Photo Booth

In an age of gifs and videos, who needs stationary portraits? This forward-thinking idea is precisely why Vogue Magazine decided to forego the traditional photo booth at this year's Met Gala and opted to offer the fashionably futuristic guests an opportunity to create a video portrait. In collaboration with filmmaker Gordon von Steiner, Vogue had a tiny set inspired by the event's Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology theme. “The idea is to take the traditional photo booth and flip it on its head,” the New York-based creative explained to Instagram Blog, “to create something futuristic and unexpected.”

Each participant was invited into a lively tunnel with pulsating tubes of light lining the walls. How they chose to pose was entirely up to them. While some (such as Oscar winner Alicia Vikander) opted to twirl and dance their way through the strobing room, there were those like Vogue's very own Anna Wintour who chose to let her still presence offer a contrast to the chaotic throbbing of light all around her.

Scroll down to check out a few gifs of the celebrities who got dressed up and decided to step into Vogue's immersive, flashing light box. For more, head over to Vogue's and von Gordon's respective Instagram pages.

Above: Kendall Jenner

Adriana Lima

Blake Lively

Elle Fanning

Selena Gomez

Alicia Vikander

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Wiz Khalifa


Kate Hudson


Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

Willow and Jaden Smith

Anna Wintour

Gordon von Steiner: Instagram
Vogue: Instagram
via [Instagram Blog]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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