The Met Gala is one of the most exclusive events on the planet – but for those of us not famous enough to be invited, how much does a ticket cost?
Vogue‘s fundraising event is the place to be if you’re a celebrity. While she’s a regular now, Kim Kardashian has often spoken about her excitement at her first taste of the ball after years of allegedly being banned from attending by the magazine’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
After making an appearance at 2013’s event in her infamous floral gown, Kim admitted, “Kanye was performing so I wasn’t actually invited; I was just Kanye’s plus one. And that was okay with me because I never really dreamed I would be at the Met Ball.”
Every year the event comes with a theme, allowing attendees to elaborately dress up for the occasion. Most celebrities are either gifted or borrow a designer outfit for the event, but if you’re paying to attend, chances are you’ll have to splash out on a dress too.
Here, we take a look at the expense behind the event.
How much does a ticket to the Met Gala cost?
Various prices have been listed for a Met Gala ticket, but according to the Evening Standard it cost $35,000 for a single ticket in 2019 and $200-300,000 for a table at the event.
Yahoo reportedly paid $3million for two tables at the Met Gala in 2015.
The high price of a ticket does of course go towards fundraising for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City, and in 2018, it raised $13million for the Institute.
Will the Met Gala take place in 2021?
The Met Gala was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Vogue recently confirmed the event will take place in 2021.
While it’s usually held on the first Monday of May every year, it will take place on September 13 this year. Read more about this here.
In a statement on Vogue.com, the magazine’s Editor-in-chief and Condé Nast’s global content advisor Anna Wintour said of last year’s event, ‘Due to the unavoidable and responsible decision by the Metropolitan Museum to close its doors, About Time, and the opening night gala, will not take place on the date scheduled.’
However there have been various awards ceremonies that still went ahead in 2021, including the Grammys and the Golden Globes.
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