After a year of rest from COVID-19, what is known as the world’s biggest fashion night, the Met Gala, took place on September 13 at Metropolitan Art Museum (MET) At New York. The Met Gala is an event where celebrities, rising stars, influencers and creatives from the industry come together to showcase the life of fashion.
This year’s Met Gala was a fundraising event for the museum and was hosted by actress and singer Keke Palmer and comedian and actress Ilana Glazer.
Each year, the event grants celebrities the co-presidency of the galas. The Co-Chairs are responsible for helping organize the event by ensuring that it runs smoothly. This year’s co-chairs were TimothÃ©e Chalamet, Amanda Gorman, Naomi Osaka and the youngest event co-chair to date, Billie Eilish. The honorary presidents were Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri and Anna Wintour.
The MET Museum is known for its art exhibits such as sculptures, antiques, paintings and in this case, fashion. The Met Gala is usually held in the spring to honor the MET’s Costume Institute Spring Show.
âWe wanted to wrap up New York Fashion Week and celebrate the museum and the fashion community,â Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, told Palmer. âWe wanted to be a symbol for New York.
The Costume Institute will present its first two-part exhibition with Part One being the theme of this Met Gala, “In America: A Fashion Lexicon” which will open at the Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18, 2021.
“The main [reason for this choice] was the fact that the American fashion community has supported us for 75 years, really since the beginning of the Costume Institute, so I wanted to acknowledge their support, and also celebrate and reflect on American fashion, âAndrew Bolton, curator responsible for the Costume Institute, Vogue told reporters.
The exhibit will remain when the second part of the exhibit opens on May 5, 2022, in the period rooms of the American Wing. The theme of the second part is “In America: A Fashion Anthology” and both exhibitions will run until September 5, 2022.
The Met Gala 2022 is tentative for the first Monday in May and fans can only hope to look forward to another spectacular event during this second presentation.
With around 600 attendees each year, this year’s Met Gala has been downplayed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Everyone present was required to show full proof of vaccination and wear a mask inside when entering.
While we missed out on some previous Met Gala favorites like Zendaya, Beyonce, Blake Lively, and Katy Perry, fans witnessed some iconic looks that resonated with their expectations of the event.
“Honestly Lil Nas X [grabbed my attention]”said Chloe Fields, junior merchandising and fashion design student.” He brought what I wanted from the Met Gala. [He had] three matching looks; an attention grabber because of the different transformations. Everyone loves a breathtaking outfit and it just went through this transformation for me.
Famous personalities such as Normani, Yari Shadidi, Chance the Rapper, Serena Williams, Law Roach, Tracee Ellis Ross and a host of other celebrities turned up and displayed their clothes on the iconic stairs of the MET Museum. Designers and fashion brands were present at the gala with personalities wearing clothes from Thom Browne, Valentino, Prada, Balenciaga and many other brands and stylists.
Met Gala fan favorite Rihanna was one of the most anticipated guests at the event. The red carpet was closed and the Vogue live stream ended around 9:15 p.m. EST. When fans didn’t see Rihanna, some fans were skeptical of her appearance while others believed.
âI had no doubt Rihanna would show up,â said Khalia Pulliam, a junior kinesiology student. âHer looks are always above and beyond and she contributes well to the theme. I was extremely excited to see the look she would have this year since she doesn’t miss it.
Fashionable as always, Rihanna arrived just in time for the Met’s after-party. Draped in Balenciaga Couture Fall 2021, Rihanna strutted down the stairs in a truly iconic fashion. His Met Gala Date, Manhattan rapper ASAP Rocky wore an item of clothing made by the ERL label.
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The Met Gala was a vibrant event as always, and fans and celebrities alike didn’t take the return of the event lightly. If you missed the event or any looks, be sure to tune into the Met Gala red carpet feed available at Vogue.com.