Prepare for your Tyra Banks moment because The Met Gala will return…and what’s half the fun other than judging everyone’s red carpet outfit?
The Met Gala Returns
Sure, some of us are watching it for fashion, others in hopes to see Harry Styles in a dress, but either way the Met Gala will once again awe it’s awaiting invitees and onlookers in 2021. After a year of cancellations, it’s undeniable there is excitement for the return of, dare I say, one of the most elitist events today!
The Met gala began in 1948. Admission was originally $50 as guests would pay for a midnight supper for The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Benefit. For years the annual spectacular has carried on, with a higher budget and the most enviable guest list as The Metropolitan Museum kicks-off their seasonal Costume Institute’s exhibition in New York City.
Two-Part Met Gala
The Met Gala is traditionally held the first Monday in May, however this year it will be pushed to the fall of 2021 for a two-part production! Never before has the event been split. This year’s theme: American Fashion.
The two-part event is a result of the two exhibitions coming to the museum this year. Starting September 18, 2021 “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” will be the first exhibition to open at the Anna Wintour Costume Center.
The Met’s Instagram shared in a post that this exhibition “will explore a modern vocabulary of American style emphasizing the expressive qualities of dress and deeper associations with issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion…Designs by pioneers of American sportswear will be displayed alongside works by a diverse group of contemporary designers to illustrate a shifting emphasis in American fashion defined by feelings of fear, delight, comfort, anxiety, well-being, loneliness, happiness, belonging, and responsibility, among other qualities.” The exhibit will stay on display through the second exhibition opening that will occur May 5, 2022.
This part two of the event and exhibition is titled “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.” As per Instagram, it will present narratives that explore the development of American fashion as they relate to the complex and layered histories of those spaces. Part two will take over the period rooms in the American Wing. Both parts will close on September 5, 2022.”
Creators Invited to the Met Gala
Notorious celebrities are sure to make their appearances. In addition, what’s interesting to note is that over recent years, more and more social media creators have been walking the red carpet after receiving an invitation to the exclusive gala.
For example, YouTube sensation James Charles was invited in 2019 to the Camp Met Gala. He was there sporting Alexander Wang. Other creators received an invitation to the 2019 Gala like Liza Koshy who actually hosted the red carpet.
To clarify, it was revolutionary for the YouTube and online content creator community. Anna Wintour surely made a statement with such invites that provided the creator community with a sense of validation. By blending content creators with celebrity culture, no longer does one have to be an actor or an artist to be among the celebrity status. Making interesting content online and building a brand solely around your personality and talent can get you there too! It legitimized the hard work that creators do.
Guests for 2021
As for another content creator host in the near future, the answer is unsure. Currently, rumors are that designer Tom Ford, and poet Amanda Gorman, will host the first part of the event in September.
According to What’s Trending, supposedly the guest list will be more “intimate” as a result of “pending government guidelines” due to the pandemic. Past events typically reach a guest list in the 700s. It will be interesting to see how greatly that number is reduced.
Overall, creators are continuously being more accepted into celebrity culture. Thus, proving that one can be as successful making TikToks as they can starring in a lead role. As for the Met Gala, it’ll be interesting to view how the two-part event carries out.
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