Katy Perry shared what would have been her outfit for this year’s Met Gala before it was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The pregnant singer was planning a risque, Madonna-inspired maternity corset designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. It’s unclear what else – if anything – she had planned to wear with the daring corset:
One of the biggest fashion events of the year, the Met Gala, was due to be held on Monday night. Some celebrities shared either their favourite looks from past years or what they would have worn for this year had the event gone on.
The 35-year-old – who is expecting her first child this summer with fiance, Orlando Bloom – shared a picture of a maternity dummy wearing a stunning pink corset, reminiscent of Madonna’s iconic Blonde Ambition-era Gaultier look:
Along with the picture, she wrote: “What would have been … #TheMetBall2020.”
The Met Gala 2020 theme was “About Time: Fashion and Duration” and was partly inspired by Virginia Woolf and the theories of the French philosopher Henri Bergson.
The curator in charge of the Costume Institute of the Met, Andrew Bolton, spoke about the theme to The New York Times.
“Fashion is indelibly connected to time. It not only reflects and represents the spirit of the times, but it also changes and develops with the times.”
Katy’s corset would have been perfect for the theme.
The mum-to-be has always stunned with her Met Gala looks, taking big fashion risks and nailing the themes.
In 2016, Katy was almost unrecognisable in a form-fitting black Versace dress for the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology theme.
For 2017, she looked almost ethereal in an all-red outfit for the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between with a custom gown by Maison Margiela and a veil designed by John Galliano.
She topped that look in 2018 as she dressed like an angel for the Heavenly Bodies theme complete with 180cm wings, while in 2019, she dressed as a chandelier and a burger for the Camp MET Gala.