Category: Met Gala 2020
Insiders Think That The Met Gala Is No Longer “Cool” Because The Guest List Is Full Of Influencers
Page Six says there’s drama brewing in the ultra-rich, ultra-famous crowd. The annual Met Gala run by the firm, icy grasp of Vogue‘s Anna Wintour, has always been a huge display of glamour and decadence, and scoring an invite was pretty much like Charlie Bucket finding a golden ticket in a chocolate bar. But no longer! Now it’s like showing up at a local Denny’s after the club B.C. (Before Coronavirus) because everybody’s invited! At least that’s how some A-listers feel after influencers began getting invites left and right. Let’s go back to the prestigious days of the Met Gala when true stars like the Kardashians lit up the carpet (/sarcasm).
Open Post: Hosted By The Looks From Billy Porter And Vogue’s Crowdsourced #MetGalaChallenge
The first Tuesday in May should find us oohing and guffawing over our keyboards as we play judge, jury and executioner to the celebs and the looks they served up at the previous day’s Met Gala. It is one of the greatest joys of my admittedly boring life. But of course, this year’s gala was postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus. So while, miraculously, Jason Derulo still somehow managed to fall down the stairs, we’ve been robbed of an opportunity to make fun of The Kardashians. However, thanks to former and future HSOTD Billy Porter and his #MetGalaChallenge, wherein regular people were invited to recreate looks from years past using only materials they could find in the house, our eyes have something to marvel over that doesn’t involve Ben Affleck holding a sack of dog shit.
The Theme For The 2020 Met Gala Is About Time
Very few in Hollywood seemed to grasp the concept of Susan Sontag’s Notes on Camp theme from last year’s Met Gala. Camp should have been a slam dunk, but we are living in supremely stupid times. I get it though, camp is subjective. There’s still a war raging somewhere on the internet over whether or not a giant foam hamburger is campy (IMO: it wasn’t at the time, but it is now). Thankfully, Vogue just revealed the theme for the The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute 2020 Met Gala, and it’s less of a thinker. The theme is About Time: Fashion and Duration. The bad news is that it’s inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf. The good news is, at least for the Koven, is that there’s a movie version.