The Met Gala Isn’t Happening So Here’s a Pet Gala

A number events have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 this year, including the Met Gala, “fashion’s biggest night out.” Held annually, the Met Gala is a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The first event happened in 1948, and the Gala has been rolling strong since. We’re sad to miss it, but we have something equally lovely thanks to the The Late Late Show with James Corden: The 2020 Pet Gala!

This year’s Met Gala theme would have been About Time: Fashion and Duration. That celebrates fashion inspired by the past and future. Corden asked people to keep the theme in mind when he put out a call to pet owners around the world. He asked them to dress up their animals in looks inspired by the About Time theme. And wow did people rise to the challenge!

Celebrity stylist and fashion commentator Brad Goreski helped make the inaugural Pet Gala an event to remember. Corden and Goreski watched from their homes as people shared their pets strutting down their very own red carpets. These pets rocked some truly outrageously fun outfits.

Dog in tux at the Pet Gala


While all the pets were “pawsitively” stunning, according to Corden, some stood out more than others. During the nine minute clip, you’ll see many versions of capes, headpieces, sunglasses, and lots of sequins. Dogs, cats, rabbits, and even a lizard participate in the Pet Gala. Some have elaborate entrances, while others let the fashion speak for themselves. And some of the pets were more into it than others. Brutus the dog has the model stare down, and Phillip Arthur Norrington the lizard arrived in his very own Jurassic Park “limo.”

The night was a success for everyone—especially us viewers. Corden and Goreski crowned fan-favorites Brutus and also Marlo Burke, who channeled Liza Minelli in a beautiful red sequin dress, as the winners. All in all, it was a successful inaugural event. While we obviously hope the Met Gala resumes next year, we wouldn’t mind seeing more of the Pet Gala.

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