Today would be the day when A-listers would gather at the red carpet of the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. However, the event had to be postponed indefinitely due to the global pandemic. The Met Gala, which is currently run by Anna Wintour, is usually held annually on the first Monday of May and since its establishment in 1948, it has become an important date on the fashion calendar.
Celebrities would be handpicked by the organiser to attend the opening of the museum’s latest fashion exhibition before it opens to the public. The most memorable part of the evening is when the invitees enter the museum flaunting their most outstanding designer garments with a theme relating to the exhibition. Previous themes included 2018’s ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and The Catholic Imagination’ and last years’ ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’. The latter exhibit saw one of the most extravagant dress code in Met Gala history, who could forget Lady Gaga’s on-show dress changes and Zendaya’s transforming Cinderella gown?
This year’s exhibit ‘About Time: Fashion and Duration’ was going to have a different curation of fashion revolution with the exhibition split into two; one part had black garments while the other had white.