The first Monday of May belongs to a spectacular Met Gala exhibition, but not this year. Met Gala joins the long list of long-expected events that got indefinitely postponed due to coronavirus. But the grace and glory of the fashion event of the year is not completely lost.

What we definitely lost was the original date of May 4th. As usual, the guest list was a top-secret and all we knew was the theme of 2020 Met Gala.

The inspiration for this years theme was a movie based on Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando.

About Time: Fashion and Duration

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I believe nothing could ever top the brilliance of the 2018 Met Gala Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, but About time could get very close.

That one will forever be a top peak of fashion exhibition in my opinion. It was perfectly fit to my liking: aka symbolism, glitter, sparks, and elements edging with tackiness.

It was a year Rihanna confirmed her greatness and became our pope and a year Blake Lively elevated her status to a goddess with a robe one would die for.

About Time: Fashion and Duration gives me super high expectations. Just imagine the waistcoats and petticoats implemented into 21-century designer pieces. The sophistication and pomposity of 18-19 century fashion presented on the red carpet. The imagination could run wild with a history of fashion as a topic.

Met Museum celebrates the 150th anniversary by presenting a chronological timeline of fashion through the decades’ form 1870-2020.

Besides the celebrities show off and social media topic of the day, the Met Gala is a celebration of art. The fashion exhibition was planned to be divided into two sections this year. The first section was about to be all black looks portrait of an 1870-2020 fashion timeline. The other section would be all-white outfits with pops of colour in chronological order.

See the Costume Institute’s New (Though Postponed) Show About Time Preview in HERE.

Met Gala Monday would not happen as we are used to but it’s still happening of sorts.

On Monday the 4th at 6 pm EST we’re all invited to join “A moment with the Met” live streaming on youtube by VOGUE hosted by Anna Wintour. We can look forward to live performance by my favourite Florence and the Machine, and a DJ set from Virgil Abloh. 

To commemorate Monday’s occasion VOGUE will make a donation to both Met Costume Institue and a Common Thread– CFDA/VOGUE Fashion found for COVID-19 relief and you can donate as well.

More about Common Thread in HERE.

It’s often overlooked but Met Gala is in fact a GALA for a good cause.

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With days left leading to the original Met gala 2020 date, you can be part of the Gala yourself in the form of an internet challenge. I hate most of the corona challenges that are circling the internet but this one is awesome and it’s hosted by one and only Billy Porter, a fashion icon and a star of Met Galas.

#MetGalaChallegne is quite simple: Recreate your favourite Met Gala look, post it on a social media with a hashtag #metgalachallenge. Billy Porter and Vogue will be choosing a top looks to an Instagram highlight and the winners will be featured on @voguemagazine, @metmuseum, and @metcostumeinstitute Instagram pages.

That’s pretty neat.

My favourite so far is sanja_nestorovic_ from NYC who’s going wild with recreating some of the top Met Gala looks:

Even celebrities themselves are joining the challenge just like Mindy Kaling making and her Jared Leto look.

If you’re looking for an inspiration check out this 33 wildly creative looks to recreate. 
Even though we’ll have to wait some more for the full experience of About Time: Fashion and Duration, I have a strong feeling the wait will be worth it.

3 Comments

  1. May 2, 2020 / 11:49 pm

    I remember Met Gala 2018 very well.

    With Pope Rihanna.

    And drag queen “Father” Jimmy Martin of the Jesuits doing commentary.

  2. May 3, 2020 / 5:03 pm

    Great post. So sad that so many spring events have been cancelled.

  3. May 7, 2020 / 8:25 pm

    It is disheartening to know that met Gala won’t happen this year, did you know it’s actually a fundraiser for abstract craftsmanship

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