When one of the biggest nights on the fashion calendar was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, fans questioned how they’d get their yearly fashion fix.
The event, hosted by Vogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, was due to go ahead on 4 May 2020.
In lieu of the actual event, fans have been recreating their favourite looks on social media and we must say, they are pretty impressive.
Actor, Mindy Kaling, bucked the trend, recreating Jared Leto’s iconic decapitated head look.
Recreating one of my favorite Met Gala looks ever with the help of a tarp, some Christmas lights and packing tape. I think Alessandro Michele would approve. Your turn, post your look with #MetGalaChallenge by 5/3 and @voguemagazine will choose select looks to feature on social. pic.twitter.com/8PNCTpLFLd
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) May 1, 2020
To recreate it, Kaling explained she used “a tarp, some Christmas lights and packing tape”. Resourceful and effective.
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Others were just as impressive. American actor, Ned Fulmer, took on Rihanna’s 2018 silver embellished ensemble using tin foil.
He even enlisted the help of a family member to act as somebody in the background.
— Ned Fulmer (@nedfulmer) May 2, 2020
— Hailey Jensen 🎨✨ (@HaileyJensenArt) April 30, 2020
One Twitter user opted to give Florence Welch’s medieval sheer gown a go. The woman, who bears a passing resemblance to the singer, recreated the iconic look by using “tulle, pink sash, fitted bed sheet, sequin jacket”.
Some people took it to the next level in the most impressive way. Filmmaker, Eugene Lee Yang, tried Zendaya’s real-life Cinderella look, complete with actual lights.
— Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) May 2, 2020
The pièce de résistance of this epic look was the fact that Yang posed in the exact same way as Zendaya in each of the three shots.
— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) May 1, 2020
— Keith Habersberger (@KeithHabs) May 2, 2020
The efforts, which show a large amount of creativity for a group of people unable to leave their homes, have been shared by thousands of people.
Other favourites included a recreation of Rihanna’s 2015 dress inspired by China. Actor, Adam Rippon, took this look to the next level by posing in what looks to be a gallery.
Another fan favourite came from Keith Habersberger, who took on Blake Lively’s 2018 Met Gala dress in the most quarantine-friendly way ever.
The finished look included chopsticks in the hair and elaborate towels and throws cascading from his waist.
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2020’s theme was set to be an exhibition called “About time: fashion and duration” sponsored by luxury fashion house, Louis Vuitton.
It was meant to be a journey through the history of fashion and would have undoubtedly produced a lot of stellar looks.
“Due to the unavoidable and responsible decision by the Metropolitan Museum to close its doors, About Time, and the opening night gala, will be postponed to a later date.” Wintour confirmed in March.