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With the COVID-19 Pandemic running about, many fashion events were either cancelled or rescheduled for the 2020 Fashion Season.
The one highly anticipated fashion event of the year has been and always will be the Met Gala. This years met gala was not cancelled…..just postponed due to the virus pandemic the world is fighting! Though it was postponed, many celebrities and stylist kept its spirit alive on May 4th, 2020. The Metropolitan Museum of Art offered a virtual preview of this year’s Costume Institute exhibit, About Time: Fashion and Duration, which is now expected to open this fall on October 29, but some just couldn’t wait that long to get fabulous.
What do we mean by this? Well, celebrities and stylist got together and did a virtual look book with all who decided to dress up as one normally would to attend the Met Gala. People took to their social media, and those who normally would not be able to attend this event due to its exclusive guest list were able to join in on the “High Fashion Twitter Met Gala”.
…..“”High Fashion Twitter Met Gala” showed off images, collages, illustrations, and mood boards of what people would wear to fashion’s favorite night. It all gave many the opportunity to actively participate in an event that’s known for its exclusive guest list.” – Time’s Magazine
Now… I bet you all are wondering “Who came up with this event?” Well the who is surprising. This virtual event was organized by none other than Aria Olson. She is a 19-year old aerospace engineering student, and with the help of 10 other young women created a virtual event that no one can stop talking about.
The event itself was a full 24-hours with 4 different categories that over 800 people participated in. Those who participated also made a donation to the International Medical Corps and shared their looks with the hashtag #HFTMetGala2020. Not only was there a twitter gala…but there was also a #MetGalaChallenge where people could look at and share their favorite past Met Gala looks.