The Met Gala is undoubtedly one of fashion’s most iconic events. Each year’s gala features celebrities dressing in jaw-dropping, over-the-top outfits to suit a specific theme.
However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic the fundraising gala had no choice but to take the virtual route this year. The theme was highlights from previous years. The livestream celebration started off with an address by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, and was concluded by a performance by Florence + the Machine and a DJ set by fashion designer Virgil Abloh.
Besides the performances, the gala had a two-day schedule with supermodel Naomi Campbell breaking down her Met Gala looks since 1990 and YouTube sensation Liza Koshy reacting to her videos from last year’s gala.
Other celebrities also joined in on the celebration by posting their throwback looks, some even dressing up for it.
Kim Kardashian West took to Twitter to post her previous gala looks, starting with that Givenchy dress that led to countless memes.
Besides the video she did for Vogue, supermodel Naomi Campbell posted her look from last year’s Met Gala on Instagram.
Cara Delevingne, a supermodel of the younger generation, shared a video of her multicoloured sceptre breaking on her way to the gala. Luckily she managed to get a glue gun and stick it back together.
Actress Julia Roberts put together a look and posted a humorous snap of her celebrating in the bathroom due to not being able to attend the event.
Orange Is the New Black actress Laverne Cox posted her “magical experience” from last year’s Met Gala, which also happened to be her first.
Fashion designer Donatella Versace shared some of her “magical moments from Met Gala’s past”.
We also couldn’t forget one of the most iconic looks in Met Gala history: Rihanna’s yellow Guo Pei gown from the 2015 Met Gala.