What if celebrities' Met Gala outfits were inspired by artwork showcased at Derby Museum?

Fashion's big night out comes to Derby Fashion's big night out comes to Derby
Fashion's big night out comes to Derby
Eagle-eyed Derby Museum staff were no doubt avidly watching the Met Gala event that happened thousands of miles away on New York’s 5th Avenue

On the face of it, the Met Gala and Derby Museum may not have much in common.

However Derby, the quirky city that has bucketloads of cool (if you know where to look), is standing up tall and proud by drawing comparisons to The Met Gala… and itself.

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The Met Gala is an annual fundraiser attracting the crème de la crème of celebrities from the world of fashion and Hollywood.

It took place on Monday May 6, 2024 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the fourth-largest museum in the world.

The following day, Derby Museum posted a social thread reimagining celebrities’ Met Gala outfits if they were inspired by art in Derby Museums’ collections.

Celebrities mentioned in the post include Lana Del Ray, Ed Sheeran, Chloë Sevigny and Nicole Kidman.

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Here is the full listing of celebrities given the ‘Derby Museum treatment.’

1. Lana Del Rey channelling Marion Adnams ‘For Lo Winter is Past.’

2. Barry Keoghan giving Jedediah Strutt vibes.

3. Morgan Spector taking inspiration from the Weeping Window poppies.

4. Ed Sheeran looking remarkably similar to the Michael Thomas Bass statue in Museum Square.

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5. Gwendoline Christie and Emma both looking fabulous (‘Emma Dressed Up’ by Anthony Devas).

6. Chloë Sevigny taking inspiration from biscuit porcelain.

7. Is Bad Bunny the mystery figure in Joseph Wright’s Romeo and Juliet?

8. Is Amelia Gray’s outfit a terrarium, or is it a Crich Spar honey dish?

9. Nicole Kidman and Adélie penguins, both looking excellent.

10. Beaded, silk-lined 'Dorothy' bag is the perfect match for Josh O'Connor’s shoes.

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