A Look At Celeb Met Gala Style Evolutions In Our Own “Moment With the Met”

On the 16th of March, it was announced that The Met Gala was to be postponed “indefinitely” in light of the coronavirus outbreak. Anna Wintour, the chairman of the Costume Institute announced the decision via Vogue. However, as we grew closer to the yearly event with the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 situation yet to cease, it looks like 2020’s Met Gala is not happening.

Despite originally being scheduled for the 4th of May (tradition dictates that it happens every first Monday of May), because of the global health crisis, both the Met Gala and the Costume Institute’s “About Time: Fashion and Duration” exhibition have been postponed (but you can still get a sneak peek of the exhibition through May’s issue of Vogue!).


“Due to the unavoidable and responsible decision by the Metropolitan Museum to close its doors, About Time, and the opening night gala, will be postponed to a later date,” the editor wrote in a heartfelt letter. 


But, with the Met Gala being as historical as it is in fashion, Vogue has organised a run-through of previous events, dubbing one of the sessions, “A Moment With The Met”. The event will be live-streamed on Youtube and will feature the iconic looks and memorable moments of the Met Gala’s of the past. The live stream will include a speech by Ann Wintour, a live performance by Florence and the Machine, and a DJ set from Virgil Abloh. We’ve decided to have our own “Moment With The Met’ and look at how far fashion has come – and honestly, either we’ve taken fashion to whole new heights or early 00s celebs just didn’t care enough.

Here’s a quick look at the evolution of some of the most iconic guests and attendees of this themed extravaganza – with looks dating back to 1995!


Sarah Jessica Parker

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From top left – Sarah Jessica Parker in 1995, Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Alexander McQueen in 2006, Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Halston Heritage in 2010, Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Oscar de la Renta in 2014, Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Phillip Treacy and Giles Deacon in 2013 and Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Dolce & Gabbana in 2018.



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From left – Rihanna wearing Guo Pei Couture in 2015, Rihanna wearing Comme des Garçons in 2017 and Rihanna wearing Maison Margiela and Christian Louboutin heels in 2018.


Blake Lively

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From left – Blake Lively wearing Gucci in 2014 and Blake Lively wearing Atelier Versace in 2018.


Kim Kardashian

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From left, down, to right – Kim Kardashian wearing Balmain in 2016, Kim Kardashian wearing Emilio Pucci in 2015 and Kim Kardashian wearing Versace in 2018.



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From left – Zendaya wearing Jean Paul Gaultier in 2018, Zendaya wearing Tommy Hilfiger in 2019 and Zendaya wearing Michael Kors Collection in 2016.



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From top to bottom then right – Beyoncé wearing Emilio Pucci in 2011, Beyoncé wearing Givenchy Couture in 2014, Beyoncé wearing Givenchy Couture in 2015 and Beyoncé wearing Givenchy in 2017.



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From top to bottom then right – Jennifer Lopez wearing Zuhair Murad in 2010, Jennifer Lopez wearing Versace in 2015, Jennifer Lopez wearing Valentino in 2017 and Jennifer Lopez wearing Balmain in 2018.


Katy Perry

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From left – Katy Perry wearing Maison Margiela in 2017 and in Versace in 2018.



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From left – Madonna wearing Versace in 1997, Madonna wearing Louis Vuitton in 2009, Madonna wearing Stella McCartney in 2011 and wearing Jean Paul Gaultier in 2018.


Priyanka Chopra

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From left – Priyanka Chopra in a custom Ralph Lauren piece in both 2017 and 2018.


To commemorate the occasion on the 4th, Vogue will make a donation to both the Costume Institute and A Common Thread. Founded in 1948, the Met Gala was formally known as the Costume Institute Gala (or The Met Ball) and Anna Wintour has been at its helm since 1995. It is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. To costs and profit surrounding the Met Gala are crazy. The tickets in 2019 cost $35,000 – and even then, only available for purchase by invite. The ticket sales go to the Costume Institute. Not to mention, the thousands of dollars that celebrities drop for their attire. Here’s to hoping we still get to see the amazing costumes planned, even if it’s at a later date!


*Cover image credits:
Background: Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger on Unsplash
All celeb images: Getty Images