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Move Over Pillows & Blankets, #MetGalaChallenge Has People Recreating Celeb Looks & How!

Move Over Pillows & Blankets, #MetGalaChallenge Has People Recreating Celeb Looks & How!

With a Met Gala-shaped hole in their heart (the wound of the first Monday of May aka 'Met Gala day' is still fresh), a lot of celebs are reposting their old looks from the fashion event on Instagram. Our favourite 'it' girl Blake Lively pointed out in her throwback how her Met Gala outfits somehow matched the red carpet every year! Our Desi Girl Priyanka Chopra, on the other hand, hosted her own Met Gala at home with her niece Sky and a "Pretty Pretty Princess" theme!

And then there were some celebs like Mindy Kaling who recreated Jared Leto's Met Gala look from 2019, thus, bringing our attention to the viral #MetGalaChallenge. She wrote, "Recreating one of my favourite Met Gala looks ever with the help of a tarp, some Christmas lights and packing tape. I think Alessandro Michele would approve." Check it out!

If you've been passing time during the lockdown by taking one of those popular AF fashion challenges like the #QuarantinePillowChallenge or the #DontRushChallenge, then here's another one for you. I mean, you're at it anyway so might as well recreate a sartorial celebrity look for more fun, no?!

After obsessing over Dalogna coffee, banana bread, homemade momos/gol gappas and fashionable pillows, the internet has found a new muse and we're glad it's the ever-so-stylish and most-awaited annual event - Met! With the 2020 event postponed indefinitely, it's amazing how fashionistas are recreating iconic and bizarre Met looks. Especially using the limited resources that are available at home! From chart paper to newspapers to (sometimes) photoshop skills that could kill, here are some of our favourite picks from the #MetGalaChallenge.

The Met Gala Challenge

Actor and singer Billy Porter and Anna Wintour, who took over as the chairperson of the Met Gala in 1995, announced the challenge on social media a few days ago to give people an opportunity to channel their creative side and have some fun while at it. Let's dig right in, shall we?

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Isn't it the best?

The Met Gala is a fundraising gala hosted every year on the first Monday of May for the benefit of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. Attended by some of the biggest Hollywood stars, names in fashion and influential people from all over the world, the event includes a themed red carpet, formal dinner, and first view of the annual fashion spring exhibit. The year 2020 would have marked 150th anniversary of the museum and this year's theme is was fitting to celebrate that milestone: About Time: Fashion and Duration.

Let's hope the Met Gala 2021 will more than make up for this! Until then, here's rooting for awesome Cannes throwback by celebrities or the #CannesChallenge (*fingers crossed*) to help us through the coming weeks of May(hem).

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