The 2018 Met Gala will take place on Monday May 7th at its usual location at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Affectionately referred to as “fashion’s biggest night out,” the Met Gala 2018 is an iconic style. A fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the event welcomes celebrity stars, young designers, and industry alike. And the excitement doesn’t stop there – the gala also signifies the highly anticipated grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibition. Met Gala red carpet is one of the most-watched fashion events of the year.
Since 1995, the event has been chaired by US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who enlists public figures to serve as the event’s co-chairs. Past hosts have included Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Marc Jacobs. The Met Gala 2018, which marks the event’s 70th anniversary, will be co-chaired by Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Donatella Versace. The stars will dress to the theme of “Heavenly Bodies”.
There will be about 150 ensembles on display including those from Coco Chanel, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Donatella Versace and John Galliano. The exhibition will reportedly focus on the “dialogue between fashion and the masterworks of religious art”. The exhibition will be spread across three venues: the Anna Wintour Costume Center, the medieval galleries at the Met’s main location, and at the Cloisters, further uptown.
1 million – The total number of flowers that went into the lavish decoration of 2016’s Gala (many of which had been flown 2,500 miles from Colombia). Few expenses are spared to ensure that the decor is on point for the illustrious event.
25,000 – The reported cost in dollars of a ticket to the fashion soiree, with tables – usually snapped up by designers and brands to host their favorite faces – going for around $275,000. However, money doesn’t guarantee you an invitation – Wintour gets final say over the guest list.
12.5 million – The amount in dollars reportedly raised by the ball in 2015 for the museum’s Costume Institute. In addition to being an evening of celebration and photo opportunities – as well as a chance for the famous and fashionable to see the new exhibition before anyone else – it is one of the biggest fundraising events on the cultural calendar.
‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ will be on display from 10 May – 18 October 2018. The Gala will be held on Monday 7 May. https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2018/heavenly-bodies
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