Met Gala 2022 Overview

Met Gala 2022 Overview
Met Gala 2022 Overview (Source: Architectural Digest)

Met Gala 2022 Overview!!

It is known to all that we are very close to Met Gala 2022, which takes place on the second of May every year.

Commonly dubbed “Fashion’s Biggest Night,” the event hits town at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is organized by Vogue.

Formerly, it was known as the “Costume Institute Benefit,” which is because the Met Gala is, in fact, a fundraising benefit organized for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

On this fashion’s biggest night, we will witness a good deal of celebrities flaunting their “oh-so-unique” costume based on the theme given each year.

Met Gala
Met Gala (Source: Toronto Star)

Obviously, we all eagerly wait to watch how crazy yet stunning the night grows on each celebutante.

Every year, at least 600 people attend the Met Gala. Nevertheless, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we spotted very few attendees last year.

Now that the Met Gala has recovered from the pandemic, this year is sure going to be pompous!

Furthermore, it is a dream of everyone to brandish themselves in this fashion-filled night.

So, in this article, we are presenting you with everything you need to know about this year’s one of the biggest fashion events; also covering the basics of the Met Gala.

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The overview of Met Gala 2022!

The Common Question: What happens at/inside Met Gala?

Typically, this annual fashion celebration takes place on the first Monday of May.

What actually happens inside this event is quite a secret, however, Met Gala is a two-day event, and the dress representation happens on the second day.

Talking a bit more about this, the Met Gala forbids celebrities attending the affair from taking any pictures while inside.

Taking pictures inside Met Gala breaks the secrecy of this night.

It furthermore is concerned that the guests would spend more time on their phones and not be present for the evening.

Met Ball
Inside Met Ball (Source: Pinterest)

Every year, the Met Gala event indicates the introduction of the museum’s fashion exhibit, and of course, the major highlight is the fashion parade.

Inside the main event, there are tables arranged for almost 500 guests who are expected to make their presence.

The tables are divided into groups of 15-20 people.

However, you will receive a smaller table if you are a high-profile star.

Similarly, after the tour of the exhibition is done, guests are served cocktails and dinner after that.

Another Frequent Question: What is the theme for this year?

Undoubtedly, there is a theme for this year’s event. This means the celebrities have to choose an outfit representing the very theme.

As a matter of fact, this year’s Gala is, in several ways, a follow-up to last year’s event.

To illustrate, the first part was opened on September 18, 2021, and the theme was entitled “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.”

Similarly, for this year, 2022, the theme is In America: An Anthology of Fashion.

Gilded Glamour,” a reference to the Gilded Age, is the core subject chosen for this year.

It revolves around the relevance and impact of American fashion.

Can anybody attend or receive an invitation to this prestigious affair?

Surely, not. It is a bit different than other charity events.

At Met Gala, only the selected guests receive a ticket to the event.

Reportedly, the invitation depends on the status of the celebrity.

Do celebrities need to pay for Met Gala?

Now, about making payment to appear at Met Gala, it is again not true.

Well, designers select the celebrities, and the chosen celebs have to represent his/her/their dress.

So, if you are chosen in that outfit which fits the theme of the Gala, wearing that dress is your ticket.

Interesting Facts: In 2014, the individual tickets cost $30,000 for those outside the official guest list.

Who are the Met Gala 2022 hosts?

This year’s long-awaited hosts are Regina King, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the power couple- Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.

Likewise, Anna Wintour from Vogue, Adam Mosseri from Instagram, and the respected designer Tom Ford will continue their role as honorary co-chairs.

One Last Question: How much has the Met collected with this fashion event?

Well, the 2021 ball collected over $16.4 million.

A Little Peek Into Last Year’s Met Gala: Met Gala 2021

For 2021 American Independence was the theme for the ball.

As previously stated, last year, on 18 September 2021, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion was introduced as the theme for the first part of the Gala 2022.

Emerging artists like Timothee Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gorman co-chaired last year’s event.

Surprisingly, last year’s event took place five days before, on the 13th of September.

Talking about the guests, the star-studded faces like Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Kim Kardashian, among others, graced the event last year.

Kendall Jenner wearing Givenchy at Met Gala 2021
Kendall Jenner Wearing Givenchy at Met Gala 2021 (Source: Us Weekly)

Now, after overcoming the Covid blues, the Met Gala is back, and everyone is looking forward to this year’s event.

According to the sources, the young-sensation Zendaya might not be able to make it to the Gala this year.

Reportedly, Zendaya’s conflicting work schedule won’t let her grace the most prominent fashion event.

Moreover, we are not sure whether or not Gala queen Rihanna wilt attend the event because of her pregnancy.

Whatever the case, there will be a plethora of drama and sass to look forward to.

Let’s brace ourselves to witness the night of fashion buzz.

If you are wondering where to watch the event, the official live stream will begin at 6 PM ET.

One can enjoy it on Vogue’s digital channels, as well as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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