Met Gala goes virtual with fashion’s best looks online May 4th 2020

The Met Gala showcases the most amazing fashion in the world. Often referred to as The Oscars of Fashion, all worn by global superstars across fashion, culture, sports and much more.

Tonight at 6 p.m on Vogue’s YouTube channel is “A Moment With the Met.”

Bed sheets, Christmas wrapping paper, and trash bags are just a few of the looks. Global fashionistas are attempting to recreate eye-popping looks from Met Galas of the past. Namely, in honor of the annual first-Monday-in-May fundraiser.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused The Metropolitan Museum of Art to close. As a result, the gala has been cancelled. Vogue is hosting a virtual event in its place called “A Moment With the Met”. It will be a retrospective of the gala’s most memorable moments and iconic looks. Vogue is also making a donation to the Costume Institute in honor of the gala, and is donating to A Common Thread, an organization created by Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America to support members of the fashion community impacted by the pandemic.

The special will feature an address by Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, a live performance by Florence and the Machine, and a DJ set from Louis Vuitton menswear designer Virgil Abloh.

The Instagram feed for #MetGalaChallenge offers a seemingly endless stream of at-home creativity. Fans are pulling off spectacular re-creations of glamorous and outlandish styles worn by Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Rihanna, and Harry Styles at recent Met Galas. A favorite to emulate—Janelle Monae—is seeing a lot of attention as well. As a result, men, women, and children are adorned in gowns, sparkles, and lace.

Whether or not the gala will be rescheduled is unclear. Fortunately, the institute’s annual spring exhibition—which inspires the fashion theme for the party each year—was postponed until Oct. 29.

Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, 6-9 am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff, and can now be heard during the afternoon drive 3 to 5 pm at 88.7 The Pulse.