15 Times Black Women Like Beyoncé, Cardi B & Rihanna Shut Down The Met Gala

Beyoncé, Rihanna, And Cardi B At The Met Gala

15 Times Black Women Like Beyoncé, Cardi B & Rihanna Shut Down The Met Gala

These iconic fashions are the perfect Instagram inspo for the #MetGalaChallenge!

Published May 4th

Written by Tweety Elitou

The Met Gala may be postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that won’t stop Gala enthusiasts from celebrating fashion's biggest night from the comfort of their homes.

Whether you are one of the many planning to watch tonight’s virtual event on Vogue’s YouTube Channel (6 p.m.) or one of the creative souls excited to recreate an iconic celebrity look from the highly-anticipated event—the show will go on!  

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Here at BET Digital, we are celebrating the first Monday in May by highlighting our favorite moments that took place on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 

Hopefully, this list serves as inspiration for recreating your favorite Met Gala moment as you participate in the #MetGalaChallenge. Enjoy! 

  1. Beyoncé: Met Gala 2015
    attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.
    (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
  2. Rihanna: Met Gala 2015
    attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.
    (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
  3. Cardi B: Met Gala 2019
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Cardi B attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
    (Photo: Theo Wargo/WireImage)
  4. Janelle Monáe: Met Gala 2019
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Janelle Monáe attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
    (Photo: Theo Wargo/WireImage)
  5. Ciara: Met Gala 2019
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Ciara attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
  6. Zendaya: Met Gala 2018
    attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.
    (Photo: Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)
  7. Solange: Met Gala 2018
    attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.
    (Photo: Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)
  8. SZA: Met Gala 2018
    attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.
    (Photo: Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)
  9. Lala Anthony: Met Gala 2019
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06:  Lala Anthony attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)
    (Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)
  10. Lizzo: Met Gala 2019
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Lizzo attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
    (Photo: Theo Wargo/WireImage)
  11. Lupita Nyong'o: Met Gala 2019
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Lupita Nyong'o attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
  12. Lena Waithe: Met Gala 2018
    attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.
    (Photo: Mike Coppola/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
  13. Winnie Harlow: Met Gala 2018
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07:  Winnie Harlow attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
    (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)
  14. Cynthia Erivo: Met Gala 2018
    attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.
    (Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)
  15. Gabrielle Union: Met Gala 2018
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Gabrielle Union attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Frazer Harrison/FilmMagic)

(Photos: Kevin Mazur/WireImage, Theo Wargo/WireImage, Kevin Mazur/WireImage, Theo Wargo/WireImage)

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