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Met Gala 2023: All you need to know about this event!

Met Gala 2023: All you need to know about this event!
 
Alia Bhatt's grand debut at the Met Gala is amazing! Check out the pics
Alia Bhatt’s grand debut at the Met Gala is amazing
 

The Met Gala is not just a fashion event, it is more like a cultural phenomenon that brings together high-profile celebrities, fashion designers, and art enthusiasts from around the world. The event is held on the first Monday of May each year and is widely considered to be the fashion industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. The Met Gala is not just a party, it is a celebration of fashion as an art form. Each year, the Costume Institute selects a theme for the Gala, which serves as the inspiration for the fashion choices of the attendees. The theme for the 2021 Met Gala is “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” – a celebration of American fashion and its impact on the global fashion industry.

What happens at the Met Gala?

The Met Gala is not just a fashion event, it is a fundraiser for the Costume Institute. The event is attended by some of the biggest names in fashion, entertainment, and business, all of whom come together to show their support for the Costume Institute. Tickets for the event are extremely expensive, with prices starting at $30,000 per person.

Who is the visionary behind Met Gala’s Lavish Decor?

Raul Avila, a Colombian event planner, has been bringing life to the Met Gala’s celebrations with his breathtakingly ornate flower designs since 2007. He is behind the extravagant planning and production of the Met Gala. He worked with Isabell for 14 years before starting his own company, Raul Avila Inc., and finally inherited the Met Gala as well as Wintour’s allegiance and trust. Since then, he’s worked independently with his own team for 15 years on the Met Gala (an event he spends the entire year preparing for) and other high-profile gigs.

How much money is raised by the Met Gala?

It’s worth noting that the Met Gala serves a purpose other than celebrities wearing fashionable attire to honour various topics. The previous year’s event raised a huge $17.4 million for the Costume Institute at the Met, which is a self-sustaining department. This is a significant sum for a gala. Furthermore, it inaugurates the spring show, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art each year.

Once inside the event, guests are treated to a night of dining, drinking, and dancing. The event includes a sit-down dinner, live performances, and an exhibition of costumes from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection. After the formal dinner, guests are invited to attend after-parties hosted by various celebrities and fashion designers.

Why is the Met Gala important?

The Met Gala is important because it brings together the worlds of fashion, art, and entertainment. It is an event that celebrates the creativity and talent of some of the most influential people in these industries. The event also serves as a platform for designers to showcase their work and for celebrities to make a fashion statement. The Met Gala has also been successful in raising funds for the Costume Institute. The Institute is responsible for acquiring, conserving, and exhibiting a collection of more than 35,000 costumes and accessories representing five continents from the 15th century to the present. The funds raised from the Met Gala go towards supporting the Institute’s programs and exhibitions.

When does the Met Gala take place?

The Met Gala is well-known for taking place on the first Monday of May, which this year falls on May 1. Vogue will broadcast the official live stream of the star-studded Met Gala on Monday, May 1 (Tuesday, May 2, 4:00 a.m. IST).

What is the Met Gala’s theme this year?

The theme of the 2023 Met Gala is ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,’ which pays tribute to the late fashion designer by honouring the everlasting legacy of the late Karl Lagerfeld, and the dress code is ‘In honour of Karl.’

Why does the theme of the Met Gala change every year?

The annual fashion exhibition of the Costume Institute is opened with the Met Gala. The occasion’s mood is defined by the theme of the show, and invitees are expected to dress accordingly. Sometimes the topic might be rather broad, like when the theme from the previous year was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” and participants dressed appropriately. But every few years, a special person is honoured in the display. The 2017 Met Gala’s theme, “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons,” honoured the fashion designer responsible for the avant-garde Japanese brand. Celebrities wore brilliant colours and avant-garde costumes as they walked the red carpet.

Who gets invited to the Met Gala?

Celebrities from a variety of professional fields, including fashion, cinema, television, theatre, music, business, sports, social media, and politics, are invited to the Met Gala.

Who chairs the event?

Aside from Anna Wintour, the event features honorary chair members each year. In 1995, the late Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace were chosen to co-chair the evening.

Since then, the event has included celebrities (and even monarchy) among its many designers and fashion insiders: Caroline Princess of Hanover chaired the 2005 Met Gala, Beyoncé chaired in 2013, and Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda co-chaired the event last year. 

The evening’s co-chairs this year will be Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa and Anna Wintour.

Who is the Met Gala host for this year?

The live stream will be hosted by actor and producer La La Anthony, television personality Derek Blasberg, and Saturday Night Live actress Chloe Fineman. 

Where will the Met Gala be live-streamed?

The 2023 Met Gala live stream will be broadcast live across the YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages of Vogue.

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