Billy Porter Wants You to Recreate Met Gala Looks From Home

There’s a new quarantine challenge set to take social media by storm – but it will take some fashion know-how and a lot of creativity.

It’s called the Met Gala Challenge, and it asks people to recreate their favourite Met Gala looks from home.

With the Met Ball postponed this year due to the coronavirus, Pose star Billy Porter and Vogue are asking people to let the gala live on from their living rooms.

“The task is simple,” says Vogue. “Recreate your favourite red carpet look from a past Met Gala at home.”

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With this year’s annual #MetGala (normally held on the First Monday in May) postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are mourning what is typically one of the glitziest red carpet events of the year. The star-studded affair was supposed to be held on May 4 this year and in the past, it has produced some iconic red carpet looks. For those still craving the glamour and extravagance that usually comes with the night, however, we are teaming up with @theebillyporter on a new Instagram challenge that pays tribute to the night’s peacocking spirit: Meet the #MetGalaChallenge. The task is simple: recreate your favorite red carpet look from a past #MetGala at home. Which ensemble you replicate, and what you use to make it, is entirely up to you—think outside of the box! Tap the link in our bio for all details on the challenge. Edited by @artdlrco Clothing by @theblondsny @mercuranyc

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With the highly-anticipated event on the fashion calendar producing some of the most iconic and out-there looks ever to grace a red carpet, the challenge may be easier said than done!

“Which ensemble you replicate, and what you use to make it, is entirely up to you—think outside of the box,” says Vogue.

The magazine says the challenge is inspired by Porter’s recent viral fashion challenges on Instagram, asking fans to recreate some of his flamboyant looks.

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OK, y'all – it's time for our first fashion challenge! Using items found ONLY in your house, give me your best recreation of my 2019 @themetgalaofficial lewk and post a photo or video on your Instagram (grid or story)! Be CREATIVE and have FUN! Get the whole family involved! Remember to tag me and use the hashtag #BillyPorterFashionChallenge. I'll share my favorites! Can't wait to see what y'all come up with, hennies! Met Gala Look by @theblondsny

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Now he’s taking it a step further, encouraging people to revive any of the outfits that have appeared on the Met Ball red carpet over the years.

Billy Porter and Vogue will select a winner of the challenge, to be announced on 4 May.

Anna Wintour says the fashion industry needs to “rethink” what it stands for after the pandemic

Vogue editor-in-chief Dame Anna Wintour says the fashion industry needs to “rethink” what it stands for after the pandemic.

“I feel very strongly that when we come out at the other end – which we will do – that people’s values are really going to have shifted,” she told Naomi Campbell during an interview on her Youtube show No Filter With Naomi.

“I think it’s an opportunity for all of us to look at our industry and to look at our lives, and to rethink our values, and to really think about the waste, and the amount of money, and consumption, and excess – and I obviously include myself in this – that we have all indulged in and how we really need to rethink what this industry stands for,” Wintour continued.

The Vogue editor-in-chief says there needs to be “more of an emphasis on sustainability” after the pandemic passes. “We need to think about what our world of fashion should be when we come through this.”

Wintour also spoke of the fashion fund launched with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to support young designers struggling amid the pandemic.

The fund was first launched following the 9/11 attacks and has now been repurposed to support those in the fashion community affected by COVID-19. So far, the fund has raised nearly $5 million which is being distributed in grants of $10,000 – $100,000 to applicants.

With Fashion Revolution week underway for another year, STYLE takes a closer look at how the fashion industry needs to change and how we can all play our part. Click here to read more.