The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit.
Typically held annually on the first Monday in May, the Met Gala returns this year as a smaller, more intimate affair than in years past. The event was canceled last year, and postponed to this September, due to COVID-19.
This year’s Met Gala revealed a lot of glitz and glamour as it saw popular musicians and actors rocking the red carpet in grand style. The fashion industry’s biggest night took place on September 13 2021, in New York City.
Amanda Gorman, 23-year-old US Presidential inaugural poet, Timothée Chalamet, 25-year-old Dune actor, Naomi Osaka, 23-year-old tennis champion and mental health activist, and Billie Eilish, 19-year-old singer-songwriter were the hosts of this year’s Met Gala.
The theme of this year’s exhibition is In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, and it honors the 75th anniversary of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.