May 04, 2020 at 04:40PM
Ah, the first Monday in May. Usually the biggest day on fashion’s calendar, this year looks a little different in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, that doesn’t mean the show isn’t going on at all. Though the stars won’t be gracing the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art this evening, the Costume Institute is bringing a little of its newest exhibition, About Time: Fashion and Duration, to the public today.
According to WWD, the Met is releasing some content on the new exhibition, as well as from past Met Galas, online. So not only will you get a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s exhibition (which covers 150 years of fashion), you’ll also likely spot a famous face (or fifteen) in the archival gala footage.
Additionally, the organization is encouraging people to take part in the #MetGalaChallenge online. The task is simple: re-create your favourite standout look from the Met Gala red carpet, take a picture of yourself and upload it to Insta. Billy Porter has been tasked with selecting the best looks which will then appear on the Met, Costume Institute and Vogue US Instagram pages.
As it stands, the exhibition has been delayed until October 29. As for the actual Met Gala, a spokeswoman told the site, “The gala is still under discussion.”
Elsewhere on the internet today, a group of college students are also hosting their own virtual Met Gala party. As reported by the New York Times, the first High Fashion Twitter (hft) Met Gala will be hosted by a group pf Gen Z fashion fanatics. With almost 900 people signed up to participate, the guests are using the hashtag #HFMetGala2020 to post their arrival looks.
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