The Best Of The Met Gala Challenge

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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.


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

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

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

Everything from British fashion to superheros, punk to technology.

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

Who needs a man when you can rescue yourself?

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

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

And they do not shy away from the opportunity.

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

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?

Assistant optional.

“Toilet paper vs. Burberry.”

Some seriously impressive crafting here.

Prada who?

Not the most practical – but then, neither was Katy’s!

Supermodel, saran wrap style!

Truly rocking a garbage bag!

Honestly no idea how this was achieved.

Incredible use of recycling bags!

Or “Boy-ance”?

This time created out of clear garbage bags!

We knew we could rely on Mindy Kaling.

Who knew aluminum foil could look so good?

Amazing what a splash of paint can do.

Some incredible embellishments here.

That grin really makes the look.

Aluminum foil and hairspray is all you need.

We kind of want this dress!

This makeup look is incredible.

Undeniably one of the most iconic looks of all time.

A beautiful dress from a padded envelope!

Super impressive origami!

This is amazingly realistic!

Bonus points for extra cuteness!

An incredible homemade headdress!

A true Barbie girl!

Face jewelry – the next big thing?

This one is basically all about the attitude.

This one is for the magpies amongst us.

Surely the undisputed queen of the Met Gala?

We totally want to try this DIY wig!

With strong “virgin Mary” vibes.

Now that’s some impressive face painting.

This is basically too cute for words.

This shows some amazing crafting skills.

Who wore it better?

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

Our hearts!

Giving us headdress inspiration.

This can’t have been easy to pull off!

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