Vogue Invites Met Gala Guests to Turn the Art Museum Into a Short Music Video

The 2018 Met Gala has passed, but we’ll long be talking about the amazing (and often outrageous) outfits worn by celebrity attendees. This year’s theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” and guests came dressed in extraordinary outfits that were over-the-top in their opulence—many with a costume-like approach to their ensembles. Head-to-toe jewels, nods to the papal headdress, and a lot of gold were all mainstays of this highly anticipated event.

The theme lent itself to fashions akin to historic Renaissance art, but Vogue magazine offset this with their contemporary approach to remembering the night. Like last year, they had a team who created short music videos starring the attendees themselves. The scope of the 2018 video project expanded; directed by Bardia Zeinali, celebrities strutted their stuff around different galleries in the museum, which highlighted both the outfits as well as the art on the walls. Each mini performance was set to tunes from the likes of Basement Jaxx and Coolio. The results were a playful juxtaposition with the centuries-old artwork that surrounded them.

The ambitious endeavor is a creative way to remember the night—it goes well beyond the ordinary photograph. Scroll down to watch Rihanna, the Kardashians, Katy Perry, and more work the room.

Vogue magazine and filmmaker Bardia Zeinali created an ambitious 2018 Met Gala video booth that spanned different galleries in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Each was like a mini music video.

Katy Perry

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Lana Del Rey

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Frances McDormand

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The Kardashians

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Nicki Minaj

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Cardi B

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Bella Hadid

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Kate Moss, Amber Valletta, and Zoe Kravitz

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Anna Wintour, Vogue Editor-in-Chief

Bardia Zeinali: Website | Instagram
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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. 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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