Is the Met Gala cancelled in 2021?

Is Vogue's Met Gala still happening this year?
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Due to the pandemic, 2020 saw many events cancelled including Glastonbury festival, The Oscars, and Vogue‘s Met Ball – but will it take place in 2021?

The annual fundraising event usually takes place in spring, with celebrities such as Beyoncé, Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian and many, many more in attendance.

As you’d expect from a Vogue event, attendees always offer some of the most talked-about outfits of the year.

Here, we take a look whether it will still go ahead.

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

Is the Met Gala cancelled in 2021?

This year’s event will go ahead, it has been confirmed.

Vogue announced the news online, writing, ‘Pending government guidelines, a slightly smaller celebration is planned for 13 September 2021.’

Last year’s event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement on Vogue.com, the magazine’s Editor-in-chief and Condé Nast’s global content advisor Anna Wintour said of the 2020 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.’

When is the Met Gala 2021?

Despite last year’s event being put on hold, the Met Gala is expected to take place this year on September 13, pending government guidelines.

Page Six first reported the news, with a source explaining that the event is being postponed as the first Monday of the month lands on Labor Day this year. Vogue then confirmed the news and revealed it will be a smaller event, split into two parts.

Read more about the Met Gala theme here.

Who’s invited to the Met Gala 2021?

Aside from the usual faces we see, the event supposedly expanded its guest list this year. What to expect? More influencers. Or at least that’s what ‘leaked’ seating charts for the event revealed. It turns out that they were fake though (much to the relief of many Met Gala fans).

While we still don’t know who will be there for sure, we already have confirmation of who won’t attend. Singer Dua Lipa has reportedly shared that she will sit out for this year’s fashion event due to film commitments.

Make sure you check this space again because we’ll definitely update you once we learn about who’s going and more.