Finally, the wait is over. Cheer up for the biggest event of the year. The ‘Fashion’s Biggest Night out,’ “THE MET GALA” is finally here. The glittering assemblage will be on September 13, 2021, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
What is Met Gala: A small tour
The ‘Met Gala’ is also known as ‘Met Ball’ or Costume Institute Benefit. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) organizes this event every year. The Met costume gala or Met Ball is a fundraiser program for Costume Institute New York, a branch of the met museum of art. It started in 1946, and since then, it has evolved to be the biggest party of the year.
The Gala night is an opening ceremony for the year’s fashion exhibition of Costume Institute, New York. Met Gala is considered the biggest fundraiser night in New York.
Fashion gala events include a cocktail hour and then a formal dinner. All the guests arrive during the cocktail hour, wearing costumes designed according to the year’s theme. Celebrities walk on the red carpet and take a tour of the designs of the met gala exhibition. After that, the dinner party starts with performances full of entertainment from world-class entertainers.
Who is invited to Met costume gala: The guest list
You never know who is going to show up on a great night. It’s always filled with surprises. This is the best thing about MET. Big names from the fashion industry, Hollywood, models, music, and supernova personalities make it to the list. The list keeps changing every year, and new achievers are added. But this year, following Covid-19 guidelines, they cut the list to make it a more intimate event.
The Nobel cause: ‘Charity.’
The branch of the New York Metropolitan Museum, Costume Institute, is devoted to fashion. The Grand night of metropolitan ball celebrates the spring exhibition. The money collected from the met costume gala helps the institute acquire new items and fund the exhibitions.
The Met Gala 2021: In America: A lexicon of fashion
Each year, the event has a theme to add a distinctive flavour to event. The costumes to display are designed according to the theme. These themes are designed to enhance the fashion stigma related to a particular topic.
- About Exhibition
This is the first time that the event will be in two parts. One will be held in September 2021, another exhibition opening on May 5, 2022. For the September event, Met gala theme 2021 is “In America: A lexicon of fashion,” which will be displayed in Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18, 2021, and will remain open and on display till the new exhibition opens on May 5, 2022.
Part two will be on the theme of “In America: An Anthology of Fashion. It will be on display in period rooms of the museum’s American Wing. Met gala exhibitions will run till September 5, 2022. The theme of the September exhibition revolves around the idea of American roots and the diversity of styles.
- The Chairpersons of Met Gala 2021: Raise and Genuflect
From the beginning, some on-the-top personalities of the Fashion world and other realms Chair the event. This Year, Celebrity American Designer and an awarder writer/filmmaker Tom Ford will be the chairperson, Adam Mosseri, the present head of Instagram, and Dame Anna Wintour. They had served as Editor-In-Chief for Vogue magazine since 1988. Anna is one of the most influential figures in the fashion world.
Along with them, celebrities will be the Co-chairpersons, including 7 times Grammy winner, singer and songwriter Billie Eilish, accompanied by academy nominated actor Timothée Chalamet, American activist and poet Amanda Gorman, and last not least, a four-time Grand Slam singles champion Naomi Osaka.
Surprisingly the co-chairpersons and met gala celebrity host list is filled with youth having tremendous achievements. Where Billie is the youngest and first female to sweep all four general field categories at Grammy, Timothée, at just the age of 25, had received numerous nominations, including Golden Globe twice and AACTA three times. On the other hand, the Women’s Tennis Association ranked Naomi Osaka as the number 1 player. Moreover, Gorman was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. Along with their achievements, these young Met Gala hosts possess an excellent fashion sense.
- The Sponsor: improving ties
The Met Ball is the most awaited event of the year. Corporate sponsorship has always worked as a supporting pillar for the event. Not only fashion patrons but also tech wizards have shown interest in the event. Following Amazon in 2012 and Manus x Machina in 2016, Instagram stepped up as the Sponsor of the event this year.
No doubt these ties of the fashion world with the Tech world are going to be fruitful. It is evident from 2019′ Campaigns on Douyin’ that social media can massively expand the reach of the Met Gala. Such sponsorship will strengthen the event’s ties with Social media and extend its audience on social media platforms.
Met Gala Themes from the past:
As we know, every Met Gala event had a theme to highlight various fashion eras and trends. Some previous year’s themes were about such designs. They exceeded the expectations of many who were willing to see something new yet known. At Met, they try to innovate continuously and succeed.
- Met Gala 2019 “Camp: Notes on Fashion”
The Met Gala 2019 Theme “Camp: Notes on Fashion” from 2019 was based on an essay from 1964 and carried a sensibility and a pinch of flamboyancy.
- Met Gala 2018 “Heavenly Bodies”
The event 2018 theme “Heavenly bodies” Heavenly Bodies- Fashion and the Catholic Imagination was a divine one. A lot of holy objects were on display that came from around the world.
Iconic Looks: All about fashion
Every year celebs and designers come up with out-of-the-box fashion designs at Met night. Some of the dresses are remembered forever. Many eye-catching dresses with unique styles are invariably noticed on the ramp and can’t be described at once. Here are very few of them:
Starting from the Guo Pei Gown of Rihanna from 2015, where she swept the spotlight for herself. The singer walked in a yellow Chinese gown with bold fur lining.
Rihanna Italia again in 2018 winked on a ramp dressed like a pope studded with jewels and head-turning makeup.
Our Desi Girl also impressed people with her looks in gala 2019 when she walked in a caged dress from Dior with her husband, Nick Jonas. She stretched it far with a custom crown. In 2018 also stunned the media with her looks wearing a golden headpiece and a red velvet cape gown from Ralph Lauren.
Katie Perry, in honour of heavenly objects, appeared as an angel with giant wings.
Why Met Gala is so famous: ‘The stars on the ground.’
Met Gala is a significant source of funding to the institute. It is the opening event of the theme-based exhibition of the MET Museum of art. Costume gala night is also famous for the celebrities and their costumes. Each year, celebrities attend the red carpet event wearing over-the-top costumes for the night. The iconic dresses of the celebrities are designed by top most designers and follow the theme of the year. Costumes of celebrities always catch the attention of the audience worldwide.
It is a lot more to the event that can’t be summed up at once. To know more and to feel it, stay tuned with us and check out the best outfits of Met Gala 2021 in our next blog.