This year's Met Gala event (officially known as the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit) was scheduled for May 4, 2020, but it has been postponed or canceled, per the museum's social distancing restrictions. The annual red carpet event was meant to coincide with the museum's spring exhibition, "About Time: Fashion and Duration," that's intended to be a journey through the history of fashion from 1870 to today. The black-tie affair raises money for the museum’s fashion department, while simultaneously celebrating grandiose fashion design.
While we still don't know if or when the event will be rescheduled, we can take a look at last year's event to get our fashion fix. About 550 people attended last year's gala on May 6, 2019. The event’s elaborate red carpet was just as star-studded as the Oscars, starting with the hosts: Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue; Alessandro Michele, the creative director of Gucci; Pop Star Harry Styles and none other than Lady Gaga and Serena Williams. Invite-only attendees showed up in their best outfits dedicated to the 2019 theme — Camp: Notes on Fashion.
No, we’re not talking about summer camp, where kids go every year to learn how to canoe and capture lighting bugs. The theme was broad in that it referred to a style of personal or creative expression that was exaggerated. But, wait, isn’t that already what the Met Gala is about? Yes, it is, but attendees really took it up a notch — who knew that was possible? — last year. Here were the best looks that celebrities brought to the pink, yes pink, carpet.