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

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Vogue’s annual Met Gala is one of the most talked about events in the fashion calendar every year, with celebrities including Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and many, many more attending in their most extravagant and glorious outfits.

The purpose of the event is to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City, but the fundraising ball was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s event won’t disappoint. Here, we’re bringing you everything there is to know about the event so far.

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Kendall Jenner at the Met Gala 2019

When is the Met Gala 2021?

The annual Met Gala usually takes place on the first Monday of May every year, but it has been postponed in 2021.

Pending government guidelines, the Met Gala will be a smaller event split into two parts, with the first taking place on September 13, 2021. The second part will be on 5 May, 2022 and will be entitled In America: An Anthology of Fashion.

Vogue confirmed the news and explained that it will be timed to coincide with the close of what will ‘hopefully be an in-person New York Fashion Week.’

As well as the celebrity event, the Costume Institute’s two-part exhibition is set to be presented over 2021 and 2022 in two areas of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Read more about when the Met Gala will happen here.

Is the Met Gala cancelled in 2021?

Vogue has confirmed that the Met Gala will still go ahead in 2021.

However, the Met Ball was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. 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.’

Read more about the status of this year’s event here.

What is the Met Gala 2021 theme?

The theme of this year’s Met Gala is In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.

When it comes to the exhibition, Vogue revealed that ‘every room will incorporate a particular theme such as joy, rebellion, warmth, nostalgia and more, and and be occupied by an ancestor.’

The second part, taking place next year, will have the theme of In America: An Anthology of Fashion and will focus on inclusivity in fashion.

Last year’s theme of ‘About Time’ sadly never came to life, but celebrities took to social media to share their outfits anyway.

What time is the Met Gala 2021?

In 2019, the Met Gala red carpet kicked off at 5pm ET, with arrivals starting at 7pm.

We’ll regularly update this article with news of 2021’s event.

How much is a ticket to the Met Gala 2021?

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.

Celebrities aren’t required to pay to attend however, as they’re invited.

Check out this amazing infographic from Refinery29 to help you work out the other ways you could attend.

Who will host the Met Gala 2021?

On May 3, when the Met Gala was originally set to take place, the hosts of the 2021 event were announced.

Actor Timothée Chalamet, musician Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman, and tennis superstar Naomi Osaka will co-chair the event, while designer Tom Ford, Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri and Anna Wintour will act as the evening’s honorary chairs.

Gorman quickly rose to fame after her appearance at President Joe Biden’s inauguration earlier this year. Since speaking at the event, the 23-year-old was signed to IMG Models and appeared on the cover of US Vogue.

Billie Eilish also hit the headlines when she became British Vogue‘s June cover star.

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