The Met Gala Is Canceled But Will Live Stream Its Most Memorable Moments Tonight
From the start of our internet presence, we’ve looked forward to the first Monday in May with an enthusiasm similar to that of our abuelas ready for a Sunday service.
Since 1948, the Met Gala has existed and since 1973, when the concept of the Gala theme was first introduced, lovers of fashion and art the world over have looked forward to the year’s most glamorous affair. This year, with New York and the rest of the country doing their part in combatting the Coronavirus pandemic through quarantine and social distancing, the gala has been canceled.
In its place, Vogue has opted to host a virtual event called “A Moment With the Met.”
Vogue’s virtual event will act as a look back at the gala’s most memorable moments.
According to The New York Times, the event will “feature an address by Anna Wintour, a live performance by Florence and the Machine, and a DJ set from Virgil Abloh. Vogue will make a donation to the museum’s Costume Institute, and viewers can contribute as well.” The event will start at 6 p.m. EST on Vogue’s YouTube channel.
We suspect this year’s streaming event will feature close attention to the Latinas who in the past have destroyed fans with their slick and glamorous presence only to resurrect us all with their looks. In keeping with the theme of this year’s gathering— “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”—, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Selena and more donned elaborate gowns, swathe trains and gold-encrusted crosses and crowns.
Straight from the red carpet, here are the Latinas who brought fans of Ana Wintour’s biggest event to their knees last year which Fierce by mitu covered.
Selena Gomez brought all types of angelic vibes to the Met.
Selena Gomez showed up at the gala looking like an elegant angel without her wings. The Mexican-American singer wore the delicate white dress by Coach with a metallic gold eyeshadow and a silver cross necklace. Bless this look forever and ever, Amen.
With this look, J.LO turned haters into her converts.
Puerto Rican, actress, singer (beauty mogul, designer, and everything else) Jennifer Lopez attended the event alongside her partner Alex Rodriguez. Lopez stunned the red carpet in an elaborate Balmain black dress studded with a cross made up of blue and red jewels. In short, the look was, in the name of the mother, the daughter and holy J.LO type of gorgeous.
The gilded look that Joan Smalls rocked from her head to her toes.
Puerto Rican model Joan Smalls attended the event in a fitted gold crown and a gilded crown topper. Can anyone else say holy be?
The Victoria Secret Angels who traded in their wings to be badass.
Argentinian model Mica Arganaraz attended the event with (From Left to Right) Anja Rubik, Anthony Vaccarello, Amber Valletta, Kate Moss, Charlotte Casiraghi and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Arganaraz wore Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent along with the other models at the event. Literally the most gorgeous fallen angel look I could have imagined.
Eiza Gonzalez channeled the sacrifices of a cloistered nun.
Eiza Gonzalez, the Mexican actress behind “Baby Driver,” wore off an irreverent nun inspired gown designed by Prabal Gurung. Her black and white gown featured bold cut-outs and shimmery sequence. Have mercy girl!
A look that spun Wonderman into a regal queen.
Original Superwoman Lynda Carter looked regal as hell in a gold crown and blue gown. Her structured gown designed by Zac Posen featured a small train and elegant sleeves. Now that’s Latina power to the holiest of powers.
Salma Hayek looked like the answer to all of our prayers.
The Mexican actress attended the event in a dress by Altuzarra and slick wet hair. The gown was completely embroidered and depicted a landscape scene of animals by a lake. Her simple dress and it’s picturesque depiction was a unique take on the gala’s theme and had all of us crossing ourselves in her name.
A look that could qualify a Latina for saintdom.
Most Marvel fans would fail to recognize superheroine Tessa Thompson in her outfit at the event. Dressed up to look like a Catholic priest, thoroughly dedicated Marvel fans will notice the Afro-Panamanian actress’s subtle salute to her Ragnarock character with her white makeup markings on her face. Sanctus, sanctus this look was holy.
Cardi B’s outfit could literally inspire a new religion.
Of course, it couldn’t have been much of a surprise to fans when Cardi B showed up to the event looking bold and bodacious. The Dominican-Trinidadian Latina dove full onto the event’s theme with a dress by Jeremy Scott and a jeweled encrusted crown to match. She is the one, and only true queen of the Met TBH.
Giving us life in all gold.
Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen stayed in line with her signature sleek Met Gala style in a gold dress by Versace. According to her Instagram account, the dress was made with 100% organic silk that was ecologically dyed. And earth-friendly peace be with you too Gisele.
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