An Inside Look To The Iconic Met Gala

Sep/30/2021 / by Nancy Amon
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Image credits: Pexels: Cottonbro – Fashion meets art at the Met Gala

The famous Met Gala hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the crème de la crème of fashion, also fondly known as “fashion’s biggest night out.” It features many famous personalities, from super-stars in Hollywood to world-class A-list athletes. With world-renowned fashion designers and artists, it is a delightful spectacle of design creativity and joy for both art and fashion.

What’s The Met Gala All About?

It began its journey in 1948 to raise funds for the newly launched Costume institute. The Costume Institute Gala is also the formal name for the event.

Apart from the rich and famous attending, the event is truly reserved for the ultra-wealthy, with tickets costing $30 000 per seat back in 2019’s event. Even at the very beginning, the tickets recorded then costing $50 per person.

The fundraiser Met Gala event raises funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. At the museum, you can find age-old treasures, including Catherine the Great’s flamboyant silver wedding dress.

The Met Gala 2021 event is the only one featuring a two-part function. Next year 2 May 2022, and resuming its original date, will be the second half of the event. The recent event is the only one that is available to stream online.

The Met Gala theme differs each year. For 2021, the theme was “American Independence” Which was inspired by Jesse Jackson’s quilt. Jesse Jackson’s is known for the speech that “America is like a quilt – many patches, many pieces many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread.”

It’s not anybody that can attend the Met Gala since it is an invite-only event. There is also a waiting list for tickets.

This was also the only event that dealt with protocols like wearing masks and having proof of vaccines. Last year’s event was completely cancelled as a result of the covid events.

What Do The Famous Folks Wear To The Met Gala?

The famous personalities attending the Met Gala wear an array of outfits that are memorable and amazing. From robot babies and scifi-robotic suits by Versace to political statements, face coverings, elaborate gowns and lots more.

From the retro style looks to symbolic outfits, you can see all and more at the event. There are also many vintage outfit designs that some attendees wore. In fact, it is one of the only times you get to see hundreds of prestigious influencers, stars, sports champions, designers and other unique folks.


What is the purpose of the Met Gala?

The Met Gala or “Costume Institute Gala” is an event celebrated each year to raise funds for the Met Museum.

What is the theme of Met Gala 2021?

The Met Gala theme for 2021 was American Independence.

The best Met Gala dress?

There isn’t a best one to choose from, but over the years, some folks shone in their designer outfits at the Gala event. For the 2021 event, Yara Shahidi stood out in a gorgeous Dior Haute Couture gown. Maluma showed off a retro Versace two-piece leather suit while Billie Eilish looked like a princess in her Oscar de la Renta gown.

The stunning Zoe Kravitz sparkled in a chain-like-Swarosky revealing gown by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. Allyson Felix wow’ed in the custom Fendi Couture gown. Sienna Miller looked amazing in her gown by Gucci, and Alecia Keys glamoured up in a beautiful white custom-gown by AZ Factory. Those are just a few for this year’s grand affair.

What happens in Met Gala?

It is the official opening of the Costume Institute Gala’s annual fashion exhibit.

Do celebrities pay for their clothes?

No. Celebrities style teams would source their clothing for the Met event. By sourcing the outfit, it is loaned for the event and later returned.

Oftentimes, celebrities don’t pay for their clothes for big events. Sometimes jewelry companies, or fashion designers pay celebrities to wear certain accessories and outfits.

Conclusion About The Met Gala

The Met Gala is a highly-anticipated event that is properly organized and offers something for everyone attending. It’s one of the only places that you can find the most esteemed people such as actors, fashion designers, Oscar award winners, Olympic stars, musicians, up and coming fashion designers, unique personalities and more. Some even refer to this prestigious event as the Super Bowl of fashion.


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