How Much Does a Ticket to the Met Gala Cost?

Unless you're invited, it ain't cheap.
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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.

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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.”

Met Gala 2021: Date, theme, time, tickets, and everything else you need to know

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 closer 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 price of a ticket has increased dramatically since Anna Wintour took over running the event way back in 1995, when tickets were apparently just $1,000 – a drop in the ocean compared to the expense in 2021.

However 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.

Is the Met Gala cancelled in 2021?

Will the Met Gala take place in 2022?

The Met Gala was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it made a comeback this year on September 13 — though it’s usually held on the first Monday of May every year. Read more about this here.

In a statement on, 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.’

We’re yet to see how the new Covid variant Omicron will impact our lives, but as things stand, we’re set to see another Met Gala take place in 2022.

What was this year’s Met Gala theme?

Met Gala themes (based on the exhibition the Metropolitan Museum showcases) are always interesting and fun. In 2021, it’s In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.

Who attended the Met Gala 2021?

So many people were curious to know if Kylie Jenner went to the Met Gala this year. The reality star and business mogul has been a staple at the event for a few years now, however she skipped the event this year, perhaps due to taking precautions as she is currently pregnant.

Her sisters Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian, as well as their momager Kris Jenner were in attendance.

Rihanna, who skipped the last one, was also present during the event alongside her boyfriend A$AP Rocky.