The Met Gala is an annual fundraising event for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The event, which is hosted by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, is one of the most exclusive and star-studded events in the fashion world. The event raises money for the Costume Institute and also throws a spotlight on a new exhibition at the museum.
The gala is typically held on the first Monday in May and is often referred to as the “Oscars of the East Coast.” It is attended by celebrities, fashion designers, models, and other influential figures in the fashion industry. The event is also known for its strict dress code, which usually follows the theme of the current exhibition.
The Met Gala is a major source of funding for the Costume Institute, which is dedicated to the study of fashion and its role in culture. The institute has a permanent collection of over 35,000 costumes and accessories from the 15th century to the present day. It also hosts temporary exhibitions that explore the history and impact of fashion.
The gala is also a tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld, who was the longtime creative director of Chanel. In 2019, the gala was dedicated to Lagerfeld and was titled “A Line of Beauty.” In her tribute to Lagerfeld, Wintour wrote that the event was “a tribute to life itself and a celebration in its purest form.”
The Met Gala is an important event for the fashion industry and for the Costume Institute. It raises money for the institute and throws a spotlight on its exhibitions. The event is also a tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld and a celebration of life.