Met Gala 2020: Everything You Need to Know

Have you witnessed any Met Gala season? If yes, then you might also have seen beautiful dramatic fashion outfits of celebrities. Some of them are so fantastic that leave us wondering! But overall, Met Gala has always been fun to watch. And especially to those who have a keen interest in the fashion industry. Every year the event happens on the first Monday of May. In 2019, the Met Gala was held on 6th May in New York City. And in 2020, it was also expected that the final dates will be announced in March. But due to the pandemic, the world has stopped, and so did the fashion and the film industry. Hence we might not have any Met Gala this year. In this article, we will talk about when we will witness the next Met Gala event.

What is the Met Gala?

Met Gala is the short name of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala. This event is also known as the Met Ball, and it happens in New York City. The Met Gala was established in 1948 by fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert to raise money for the then newly-founded Costume Institute. Whereas, the dinner tickets of the first Gala were for fifty dollars per person. Diana Vreeland became the consultant to the Costume Institute in 1972. She then evolved the Gala into a more glamorous social event. From 1973, the event started gaining heights of popularity and now Met Gala has become one of the most luxurious events.

The theme

Every year the Gala introduces a theme of the party and includes a cocktail hour and the formal dinner. During the cocktail hour, the guests arrive in their themed costumes and walk on the red carpet. Then all the guests sit for the dinner party and enjoy the evening with the performances with preeminent entertainers of the day.

The first Gala theme was “‘The World of Balenciaga.” And there were many such themes every year. It is fun to watch the celebrities doing experiments with the theme and wearing different designers’ outfits. The theme of last year was the “Camp: Notes on Fashion.”

The theme of the 2020 Met Gala is “About Time: Fashion and Duration.” The curator of the Costume Institute, Andrew Bolton said, the theme will take a nuanced and open-ended approach. Although the inspiration of the 2020 theme is found in the 1992 Sally Potter film named “Orlando.”

How many guests are invited to the Met Gala?

600-800 guests attend the event every year. The guest list of the Met Gala is top secret until the final evening comes. Although it inevitably involves all the big names in the business. From Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Madonna, and Rihanna to the designers with their muses.

The Met Gala 2020 was set to co-host Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anna Wintour (the chairperson), and Nicolas Ghesquiere. In 2019, Serena Willians, Lady Gaga and Harry Styles shared the duties.

How much does the ticket of Met Gala cost?

Well, if you are the guest, then you don’t have to pay to attend. But if you are not on the guest list, then the event charges quite a lot of money. To secure a chance of attending the Met Gala without an invitation, you need to buy tickets worth $30,000 each. With tables, it costs around $275,000.

The Met Gala was initially scheduled on the first Monday of May(4th May 2020). But due to the pandemic, it got canceled this year.


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