The Met Gala is one of the most exclusive and sought-after events in the world. Every year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City hosts the star-studded event, which is attended by some of the most famous and influential people in the world. But who is allowed to go to the Met Gala?

Unlike other cultural fund-raisers, like the New York City Ballet gala or the Frick Collection Young Fellows Ball, the Met gala is invitation only, and there is a waiting list. The qualifications for inclusion have to do with buzz and achievement (and beauty), a.k.a. the gospel according to Anna, more than money.

The guest list is hand-picked by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who is known for her discerning eye and impeccable taste. She chooses a mix of celebrities, fashion designers, models, and other influential people from the worlds of art, music, and entertainment.

The Met Gala is also a great opportunity for up-and-coming stars to make a splash. For example, in 2018, rapper Cardi B was invited to the event for the first time, and she made a big impression with her show-stopping dress.

In addition to celebrities, the Met Gala also attracts a number of high-profile philanthropists and businesspeople. Many of these guests are major donors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and they often use the event as an opportunity to network and build relationships.

The Met Gala is an incredibly exclusive event, and it is not open to the public. However, if you’re lucky enough to be invited, it can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It’s a chance to rub shoulders with some of the most famous and influential people in the world, and to experience the glitz and glamour of one of the most exclusive events in the world.

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