What Is the Met Gala?
The destiny of fashion designers had changed with the establishment of the Met Gala in 1948 by Eleanor Lambert. Still, it was after Anna Wintour (the editor in chief of Vogue) took leadership in 1995, the Met Gala became a dream changer for fashion designers. Each year, the fashion itself turns over a new page with every Met Gala.
The Costume Institute Gala or as popularly known by Met Gala (also known by Met Ball), is something every aspiring fashion designer dreams of. They can show their creation globally to get acknowledged. On this evening, many Hollywood stars, celebrities, designers, models – will attend the event following a particular theme set by the organizer, Vogue.
Purpose of Organizing the Event –
The sole purpose of organizing this larger-than-life fashion event is to raise funds (in-person fundraising, sponsorship, online fundraising, etc.) for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It happens to be one big night for fashion every year. But not every celebrity can go to the event as per their wish. The guests are there by invitation only and who will be on that guest’s list, depending on the celebrities’ current positions that they hold socially and professionally; firmly because they will later feature on the Vogue page, which will ultimately gain Vogue’s popularity and publicity. However, restrictions are there on the number of guests due to the current pandemic situation.
What Time It Is Organized –
Usually Met Gala happens every year on the first Monday in May. However, the dreadful Covid – 19 has changed the history of many things, and the fashion world is no exemption. Because of the worldwide pandemic situation, the organizer finally canceled the event of the Met Gala in 2020 after postponing it several times.
To make up for the lost time and add hope to thousands of great designers, the Met Gala was re-planned by dividing it into two parts with two different dates in 2 years. And with this, the gate of opportunities opened for many designers to showcase new talents.
Met Gala 2022 Date
The second and final part of the 2021 Met Gala will occur in May (following the traditional date and month, just like every average year) in 2022. This time the theme will be, ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion”. As the pandemic is still not over, the tentative date for the event is May 05th, if things are fine.
This time, the museum is opening the American wing room, which can hold 550 guests. The museum has asked for collaboration from American film directors so that the rooms can have a filmy view. Each room tells a different story of the emerging history of American fashion. Each room will be selected for a definite fashion era from the 18th century to the current one to depict pre-modern and post-modern dressing.
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Key Focusing Point of the Two Events –Met Gala 2022 Theme
As stated by Andrew Bolton, the staple curator of the Gala, the first Met Gala would focus on sharing a modern interpretation of American fashion with issues like diversity, equity, and inclusion through the abundant use of quality clothing. The second one, i.e., the 2022 Met Gala, will come with the theme of ‘An Anthology of Fashion’ and pinpoint its focus on the evolving American fashion throughout the 18th century to the current one with the help of film directors’ cinematic visualizations.
Guests of 2022 Met Gala –
Although no one knows who will be on the final guests’ list of the 2022 Met Gala event, still from the past year’s glamour-filled celebration, one can imagine that it will be much more alluring this year in terms of great personalities.
The Met Gala has evolved itself gradually with every year’s new talents and exceptional designers; now, it stands on such a level that it has become the lifelong goal of many talented fashion students, models, and future designers. Under the guidance and leadership of Anna Wintour, Met Gala has gained global recognition. The word fashion has found a new meaning and purpose with Met Gala’s event.
Wrapping up –
Even though nothing is sure for now because of the ongoing pandemic circumstances, if the event happens on the pre-planned date and if you are a follower of the Met Gala or a follower of the fashion world, then do not think about attending the event physically.
We would recommend not to miss the telecast of the red carpet event where you will be able to witness (even though virtually, still the experience will be mesmerizing) a variety of talents and ideas and course not to forget. Undoubtedly, outstanding personalities will attend the Met Gala worldwide, having different professions.