The Met Gala is held the first Monday in May, but due to the Coronavirus pandemic and social distancing rules across the land, the event was canceled. Considered one of the most important fashion events each year, Vogue magazine and Billy Porter issued a challenge so the show could go on. The #MetGalaChallenge consists of people (both celebrities and common folk) recreating their favorite Met Gala looks. Entries posted before May 3, 2020, were shared on Vogue’s Instagram page. The challenge is still going strong; however, as people are thoroughly enjoying dressing up in costumes similar to those worn by the rich and famous. One person who nailed the challenge and drew tremendous praise for her costume is actress, writer, and producer Mindy Kaling.
Mindy chose to recreate Jared Leto’s epic Met Gala costume where he held his own head that was immortalized as a mannequin. She shared four photos on her official Instagram account using the hashtag #MetGalaChallenge. Two of the photos featured Jared Leto in the outfit and two with Mindy.
Jared Leto is known for his close relationship with Gucci and collaborations with Alessandro Michele. Mindy explained that she created her outfit using Christmas lights, packing tape, and a tarp.
You may see the photos that Mindy Kaling shared with her 5.1 million Instagram followers below.
Recreating one of my favorite Met Gala looks ever with the help of a tarp, some Christmas lights and packing tape. I think Alessandro Michele would approve.
Your turn, post your look with #MetGalaChallenge by 5/3 and @voguemagazine will choose select looks to feature on social.
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Recreating one of my favorite Met Gala looks ever with the help of a tarp, some Christmas lights and packing tape. I think Alessandro Michele would approve. Your turn, post your look with #MetGalaChallenge by 5/3 and @voguemagazine will choose select looks to feature on social.
Mindy Kaling became a household name after starring in The Office where she also served as a writer, director, and c0-executive producer. She went on to create the award-winning series The Mindy Project.
What do you think about Mindy Kaling’s creation? The photos went viral and have more than 300,000 likes. Though the challenge didn’t have a “winner” many felt that Mindy Kaling was the clear winner.
Charisse Van Horn is a freelance writer from Tampa Bay. She enjoys writing about celebrities, entertainment, and fashion. Any reproduction of this article outside of Celebrity Insider will be met with legal action by the writer.