The Met Gala, also known as the Met Ball, happens every year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. Here, they showcase stunning outfits made by the top fashion brands such as Versace, Gucci, Dior, Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton. These outfits are worn by global superstars from well-known YouTubers, artists and actresses, to singers like Rihanna, who did a collaboration with Balenciaga wearing an all black outfit at Met Gala 2021. Singer Justin Bieber wore ‘oversized’ pants by Maison Drew and Kim Kardashian made a shocking appearance at the Met Gala that got the media talking. Take a look at her Balenciaga outfit designed by Demna Gvasalia!
How did the Met Gala start?
The Met Gala first made its appearance back in the 1920s with two ladies: theatre producer Irene Lewisohn and stage designer ALine Bernstein. They both had a passion for making customers for theatre designers and, as time went past, they joined the museum of art as “The Costume Institute”. It wasn’t until 1948 that the Met Gala was born, which was thanks to Eleanor Lambert who was the fashion publisher at the time. If you’re interested in the history of the Met Gala, watch this video down below.
Who was best dressed at the Met Gala 2021
This year’s theme was set as “American Independence” by the media, with the best dressed starting from Iman in Harris Reed wearing handmade crinoline with gold glossy leaves. The stylist marked this as their biggest dream to date. Famous supermodel ‘Kendal Jenner’ wore Givenchy with an outfit made out of crystals! Check out the top Best dresses here!
How to get into the Met Gala
The Met Gala is invitation only, therefore you will have to be a part of the event or someone who’s important in the media. The invitations are based on the person’s status, for example the Kardashians are well known across the world and so they, of course, would get an invite.
- Be a Superstar:
- Donate to the museum
- Work at American Vogue
- Work for a sponsor
- Work at the Event
- Perform at the Gala
- Date someone Famous
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