Every year, those of us who enjoy swooning over red carpet attire look forward to the Met Gala. The Met Gala, which is usually held on the first Monday in May, was moved to September last year owing to a coronavirus outbreak. Now, however, it’s back to business as usual, with the event set to take place on Monday (Tuesday morning in the east). Just a few hours are left, here’s everything you need to know about the most important red carpet in fashion.
What exactly is the Met Gala, and when is it held?
You’ve undoubtedly noticed that this grand event is dubbed as the Met Gala or the Met Ball at different places, but don’t worry, they all imply the same thing. Despite the fact that the night is most generally referred to as the latter, the event is officially known as the Costume Institute Gala.
It is a fundraiser for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, formally titled The Anna Wintour Costume Center in honor of American Vogue’s editor-in-chief, who has served on the museum’s Gala committee 1995.
Eleanor Lambert, a publicist, launched the event in 1948 to solicit donations from New York’s upper crust.
With the exception of last year, when it was held in September owing to the pandemic, it is usually held on the first Monday of May.
Why the Met Gala has a theme each year and the theme of this year?
The Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit opens on the same night as the Met Gala. The exhibition’s theme establishes the tone for the occasion, and guests must dress appropriately.
Celebrities wore vivid colors and avant-garde designs on the red carpet at the 2017 Met Gala, which was themed ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons’ — in honor to Rei Kawakubo, the fashion designer of the Japanese brand , Comme des Garçons. Rihanna’s Comme des Garçons ensemble was the night’s show-stopper. Riri stole the show with one of her most memorable outfits of all time.
‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion’ is the theme for the 2022 Met Gala, and the dress code is ‘Gilded Glamour and White Tie.’ The exhibition’s theme will be diversity in fashion, and it will highlight unsung heroes who have pushed the American design world. Celebrities are expected to go full-on historical dramas and focus on the age of American fashion in the later decades of the nineteenth century, based on the topic. As a result, there’s a chance that we’ll see corsets and bustiers.