The Best Of The Met Gala Challenge | 22 Words

In case you don't know, the Met Gala is the annual fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, but it is so much more than that. It's a place to see and be seen, to work, to take fashion to a new level. Each year the cultural elite take to the red carpet and show off outfits that are absolutely mind-blowing while the rest of the world gawks.

But sadly for the fashionistas amongst us, the Met Gala 2020 has been canceled due to the pandemic.

There is one bright side though. Fans have been taking to Instagram to recreate the most iconic looks - and the results are amazing.


The Met Gala has a long history of being the place to go for groundbreaking fashion.

Every year designers bring their most cutting edge designs to the red carpet to make an impression.

But there's more to the event than just beautiful dresses.

Each year the gala committee chooses a theme to guide designers.

The theme changes the game.

All of the post-event blogs take time to dissect how well the outfits met that brief, and whose interpretations were the most powerful.

Met Gala themes have been all over the place.

Everything from British fashion to superheros, punk to technology.

2018's theme was a popular favorite.

"Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination". The theme left room for some exciting interpretation and boy did people deliver.

Seriously, peep this knightly dress on Zendaya.

Who needs a man when you can rescue yourself?

Some people go literal with the theme.

Like Katy Perry and these astounding angel wings from last year.

Others go with a more interpreted idea.

Like Lena Waithe, who chose to celebrate her LGBTQ family.

Themes give attendees a chance to go bold.

And they do not shy away from the opportunity.

But this year we've had some sad news.

As a result of the current pandemic, the 2020 Met Gala has been canceled.

But some ingenious Instagrammers have come up with a solution.

They're recreating the most famous looks from the Met Gala - with objects they've found at home.


Made out of compostable carrier bags and some green marker.


Amazing use of fairy lights.


Who knew newspapers could look so chic?

Lady Gaga

Assistant optional.

Blake Lively

"Toilet paper vs. Burberry."

Celine DIon

Some seriously impressive crafting here.

Lupita Nyong'o

Prada who?

Katy Perry

Not the most practical - but then, neither was Katy's!

Adriana Lima

Supermodel, saran wrap style!

Kylie Jenner

Truly rocking a garbage bag!

Solange Knowles

Honestly no idea how this was achieved.

Kendall Jenner

Incredible use of recycling bags!


Or "Boy-ance"?

Celine Dion (again)

This time created out of clear garbage bags!

Jared Leto

We knew we could rely on Mindy Kaling.

Emily Ratajkowski

Who knew aluminum foil could look so good?

Sophie Turner

Amazing what a splash of paint can do.


Some incredible embellishments here.

Cardi B

That grin really makes the look.

Cara Delevingne

Aluminum foil and hairspray is all you need.

Karoline Kurkova

We kind of want this dress!

Gigi Hadid

This makeup look is incredible.


Undeniably one of the most iconic looks of all time.

Dakota Johnson

A beautiful dress from a padded envelope!


Super impressive origami!

Emilia Clark

This is amazingly realistic!

Cara Delevingne (again)

Bonus points for extra cuteness!

Rita Ora

An incredible homemade headdress!

Kasey Musgraves

A true Barbie girl!

Cara Delevingne (again, again)

Face jewelry - the next big thing?


This one is basically all about the attitude.


This one is for the magpies amongst us.

Rihanna (again)

Surely the undisputed queen of the Met Gala?

J-Lo (again)

We totally want to try this DIY wig!

Kate Bosworth

With strong "virgin Mary" vibes.

Ezra Miller

Now that's some impressive face painting.

Kylie Jenner

This is basically too cute for words.


This shows some amazing crafting skills.

Tracee Ellis Ross

Who wore it better?

Cara Delevingne (again, again)

It's amazing what you can create from stuff around your house!

Anna Wintour

Our hearts!

Amber Heard

Giving us headdress inspiration.

Michael Urie

This can't have been easy to pull off!

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Looking extremely angelic. Want more celebrity looks recreated at home? Scroll on for the Instagram account that's gone viral ...