May 4, 2020 would have brought tons of fashion’s biggest trendsetters to New York City for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s annual Met Gala. This year’s event was set to be sponsored by Louis Vuitton, along with co-chairs Nicolas Ghesquière, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, and Anna Wintour, and themed About Time: Fashion and Duration. But because the 2020 Met Gala has been postponed indefinitely due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the future of the red carpet affair remained uncertain.
To commemorate the occasion, we’re rounding up some of our favorite standout Met Gala styles from recent memory. Check them out below!
Harry Styles – 2019
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Costume Institute Benefit Co-Chairs @alessandro_michele and @harrystyles on their way to the #MetGala. Sponsored by #Gucci, the @metcostumeinstitute’s spring 2019 exhibition explores the origins of camp's exuberant aesthetic. Photo by @bradelterman. #MetCamp #AlessandroMichele #CostumeInstitute
Singer and previous event co-chair Harry Styles walked the camp-themed 2019 Met Gala red carpet with Gucci‘s Creative Director Alessandro Michele, wearing a sheer black jumpsuit.
Zendaya – 2019
In 2019, actress Zendaya went all out with a digitized blue Tommy Hilfiger ball gown, with a Cinderella twist. Her stylist Law Roach acted the part of “fairy godbrother,” who illuminated the star’s enchanting gown with the turn of a wand and a bippity-boppity-boo!
Kate Bosworth – 2016
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Today is the First Monday in May, a very special day for many of us in the creative industries. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the museum is closed and the #MetGala this year is canceled. Here is one of my favorite past looks, #KateBosworth (@katebosworth) for #MetGala2016 🧡🧡⭐️💫✨⚡️🌟.
Actress Kate Bosworth truly sparkled in head to toe gemstones, and classic Hollywood chic hair and makeup to match the unrivaled glamour.
Rihanna – 2018
There’s no doubt that Rihanna made one of the most memorable Met Gala appearances of all time. And somehow make it all look easy and natural. The singer – and co-host of the 2018 event – made her statement in a Maison Margiela Artisanal outfit designed for her by John Galliano.
Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner – 2019
Sisters Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner rocked coordinating feather ensembles for their walk down the 2019 Met Gala red carpet. Kylie’s purple net dress and Kendall’s fiery orange gown are both Donatella Versace.
Ariana Grande- 2018
Singer Ariana Grande debuted a stunning Sistine Chapel-inspired Vera Wang ball gown for her first Met Gala appearance in 2018, complete with a coordinating gauzy hair ribbon. The scene on her dress is from The Last Judgement.
We can’t wait until we get to see Met Gala fashions shine at the event again in the future!— Richard Editorial Staff