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18 Apr

How Met Gala Is Recreated in Movies & TV Shows

The 2023 Met Gala is steadily approaching. This 12 months’s theme is “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” and guests are encouraged to decorate “in honor of Karl.”

Since its inception in 1971, the Met Gala has been one of the vital sought-after fashion events of the 12 months, frequented by a slew of A-list celebrities in a few of their most extravagant looks. The Met Gala has also been a source of inspiration for entertainment, appearing in variety of TV shows and films throughout the years.

Amongst them is “Ocean’s 8,” a movie released in 2018 that featured an all-female team of thieves and specialists who planned a heist in the course of the 2018 Met Gala. Other entertainment projects literally recreated the Met Gala entirely, including the HBO Max reboot series “Gossip Girl,” which saw the solid walk in designer looks during a mock Met Gala.

Here, WWD takes a more in-depth have a look at the TV shows and films that reimagined the Met Gala for the screen ahead of the May 1 event. Read on for more.

“Devil Wears Prada”

Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt in “The Devil Wears Prada.”

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Starring Anne Hathaway alongside Meryl Streep, the “Devil Wears Prada” centered around Hathaway playing a recent graduate who lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, an intense editor in chief at a fashion magazine which hosts an annual Met Gala-esque event. Though not actually the Met Gala, the fictional soirée parallels the actual event, attracting a daring face name roster of guests. In real life, Streep was tapped as certainly one of the co-chairs for the 2020 Met Gala before it was canceled because of the pandemic. The theme would have been “About Time: Fashion and Duration.”

“Ocean’s 8”

Sarah Paulson in a clip from “Ocean’s 8.”

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Released in 2018, all the plot of “Ocean’s 8” centered around a bunch of ladies that curated a heist on the Met Gala to secure a $150 million Cartier necklace worn by Daphne Kluger (played by Anne Hathaway). Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Rihanna were among the many all-star actress solid. One in all the moments from the Met Gala scene within the film showcased Rihanna (who has appeared on the real-life Met Gala) walking down red-carpet adorned steps in an off-the-shoulder Zac Posen gown with a mermaid silhouette. That 12 months, the actual Met Gala theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”

“Gossip Girl”

Zión Moreno and Jordan Alexander within the season two final episode of HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl.”


For the season two finale of “Gossip Girl” on HBO Max, the show created their very own version of the Met Gala, with the museum’s standout steps, the green shrubbery and the outfits. Among the many dazzling looks, costume designer Eric Daman had character Julian Calloway (played by Jordan Alexander) wear an Oscar de la Renta minidress from the brand’s pre-spring 2023 collection. The dress consisted of quite a lot of crystals, which gave a sheer, glamorous look that coordinated directly with the actual Met Gala theme for 2022: “Gilded Glamour.” Calloway’s dress was also the identical one which Taylor Swift to the 2022 MTV VMAs.


Nirine S. Brown playing Ni’Jah in Prime Video’s “Swarm.”

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The Prime Video series “Swarm,” which was released in March, opted to recreate one of the vital viral moments surrounding the Met Gala in 2014, where the theme was “Charles James: Beyond Fashion.” In keeping with fans on social media, the show is loosely based on events in Beyoncé’s life, including her 2014 elevator moment when a leaked security camera video showcased her sister Solange and her husband Jay-Z having what gave the impression of a heated exchange following a Met Gala after party. The series had actress Nirine S. Brown channel Beyoncé because the character Ni’Jah, seemingly watching her sister and husband argue in an elevator. In keeping with the theme that honored James, to the actual 2014 Met Gala, Beyoncé wore a sheer black Givenchy dress with a birdcage headpiece, which made a nod to the signature structured aesthetic of the late designer.

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