The Met Gala, a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is known for its biggest and glamourous night out in the world of fashion is back with all shine and lustre. Although this event is being canceled last year due to a pandemic. This year it is returning in two parts with a black-tie extravaganza that will be a great evening to remember. The annual high-wattage celebration of both fashion and celebrity in a more intimate style is on September 13 (GMT) this year. However, a much larger and grander version of the gala is going to take place on May 2, 2022.
The theme of this year is based on the exhibition In America: A Lexicon of Fashion. It honors the 75th anniversary of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is part one of a two-part mega-show that marks the importance and power of American Fashion.
Andrew Bolton, the curator of the institute told in an interview with Vogue, “The main one was the fact that the American fashion community has been supporting us for 75 years, really since the beginning of the Costume Institute, so I wanted to acknowledge its support, and also to celebrate and reflect upon American fashion.”
The hosts of this year’s Gala will be the US Presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman,23, Dune star Timothée Chalamet,25, tennis champion Naomi Osaka,25, mental health activist, and singer and songwriter Billie Eilish,19. The co-chairs for the gala will be Anna Wintour, Head of Instagram Adam Mossari, and designer Tom Ford, who may also be dressing several attending celebrities.
However, the event guest list will be smaller than usual due to the ongoing pandemic. The attendees will also have to show proof of vaccination, receive a negative Covid-19 test result, and wear masks except while eating. Some reports also suggested that the guest list will be youth-centric.
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Where To Watch
The red-carpet event will be live-streamed by Vogue at 5:30 pm (ET). It will be also covered on television by E!. For the Indian gala lover, the live stream will be hosted by actor and recording artist Keke Palmer and actor, writer, and director Ilana Glazer. They will go live around 3:00 am (IST) on September 14, 2021, on Vogue’s Twitter.
The annual Met Gala traditionally takes place on the first Monday of May. However, this time, due to a pandemic it falls on the second Monday of September. It marks the first time ever that the gala has been shifted to another month, ever since May 2005, when they officially moved the dates from November to May.
According to a leading magazine, familiar faces including Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna might attend the event. Also, young artists like Emma Chamberlain, Addison Rae, Camila Cabello, and Olympian Allyson Felix are invited for this year’s event.