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Katy Perry reveals Madonna-inspired maternity Met Gala outfit: 'What would have been'

Rasha Ali
USA TODAY

Katy Perry is mourning what could've been: her Met Gala 2020 outfit.

The "Witness" artist shared a photo to Instagram Monday (the day the Met Gala would've taken place) of what she was supposed to wear to fashion's biggest night before it was canceled due to the coronavirus

"What would have been... #TheMetBall2020💔," a pregnant Perry captioned the post.

Perry's attire would've consisted of what looks like a Jean-Paul Gaultier classic: a rose-gold cone bra wrap-around with a circular piece that fit over her baby bump. 

The 35-year-old pop star's Met Gala outfit is reminiscent of Madonna's iconic cone bra from 1990, which was designed by Gaultier. 

Perry, who first announced her pregnancy in March, revealed last month she was expecting a girl with Orlando Bloom.

"It's a girl," Perry captioned an Instagram post alongside a photo of her fiance's face covered in light-pink icing. The "American Idol" judge also tagged the location of her photo as "Girls Run the World."

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Though the first Monday in May is usually reserved for the Met Gala, amid the coronavirus pandemic, the event was reimagined as a YouTube special called "A Moment With the Met." 

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who first assumed the role of Met Gala co-chair in 1995, was joined in the video special by singer Florence Welch, rapper Cardi B and Virgil Abloh, founder of the label Off-White and Louis Vuitton's Men's artistic director. 

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"This is a time of grief and of hardship for millions, and the postponement of a party is nothing in comparison," said Wintour, who spoke from her home instead of her usual perch greeting Met Gala guests. "And yet, one thing that we have learned through this difficult time is that we need each other, that community is essential to who we are. If we are to come out of this pandemic stronger and more resilient, we must emerge from it connected as never before."

Contributing: Erin Jensen, USA TODAY

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