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MET Gala: Fashion’s most prestigious event is fast approaching

The MET Gala has become, over the years, the most important night in the fashion industry , thanks to its hosts, guests and extravagant outfits, which match the theme of each year. Chaired by Anna Wintour , Editor in Chief of Vogue and Condé Nast, to raise funds for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York , this gala is an example of the beauty and philosophy within fashion, design and art.

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The MET Gala is not only the most anticipated event in the fashion industry, but it is a party whose objective is, as we said before, to raise funds for the annual exhibition of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art . Which elevates fashion to an artistic, anthropological and historical connotation.

Led and organized by Anna Wintour, this gala takes place on the first Monday in May each year . It is one of the most anticipated events thanks to the invited celebrities, who show extremely extravagant and elegant creations on the red carpet.

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The first edition

The first edition of the MET Gala was held in 1979 when Eleanor Lambert, famous fashion publicist, organized the celebration to raise funds for New York society.

Since then, this tradition has been maintained and improved over the years, being presided over by the most recognized fashion editors. That is why Anna Wintour is at the head of the organization.

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The themes of the MET Gala

One of the most anticipated and controversial aspects of the event is the theme that the organizers of the Met Gala choose . This changes every year and, therefore, defines the dress code of the guests.

Some of the themes from previous years have been the relationship between faith and fashion, with Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination ; technology and fashion with Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology ; as well as Notes on Camp, inspired by an essay by Susan Sontag.

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But, if something draws attention about the MET Gala, it is the guest list , which is revealed a few weeks before the event. Every year, the celebration receives around 600 attendees , including the most important and current celebrities of the show.

Beyoncé, Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker , among others, are some of the celebrities who have made an impact on the carpet. Sometimes, the most important designers arrive accompanied by their great muses, like Brandon Maxwell who has arrived with Lady Gaga.

After the red carpet, guests visit the exhibition and then enjoy dinner and special performances by guest artists. Among the favorites to liven up the night are Rihanna, Madonna and Cher.

It is worth mentioning that it is possible to attend the gala even if you are not on the guest list. However, the ticket costs $30,000, or full tables cost approximately $275,000.

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When will the MET Gala 2024 be?

This 2024 the MET Gala will take place on Monday, May 6 at 4:30 pm (Central Mexico time). So you can follow the transmission from afternoon until night.

What will the theme be?

This year the MET Gala is titled Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion , whose guiding theme is also for the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute exhibition, which is held annually. The meaning of this theme is to honor the passage of time on historical pieces and their convergence with new technologies without leaving nature aside.

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Who will be the hosts?

This year, the co-hosts of the MET Gala are four celebrities whose names we know worldwide: Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, Bad Bunny and Chris Hemsworth . Regarding the guests, little is known about them, since it is always a mystery that ends up surprising us.

As you can see, the event is held around a theme and from there emerges a large number of milestones to consider, such as trends, fashion, design and, of course, art. Thanks to this wonderful event we can understand the relationship between fashion and art , as well as with other disciplines such as design , architecture and even science.

The original article can be found on Architectural Digest Mexico.

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