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Everything You Need To Know About This Year’s Met Gala

From this year's theme, to the A-list guestlist.
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After 2020 and 2021 saw almost every high profile event get cancelled, the return of A-list fashion parties feels even more exciting – and when it comes to red carpet style, the Met Gala is always at the top of the list.

Kim Kardashian, Zendaya, Rihanna and Kendall Jenner are just some of the big names that always make headlines with their Met Gala outfits, so you can bet they’ll be doing the same this year.

READ MORE: What Exactly is the Met Gala?

Be the first to know everything about this year’s grand fashion celebration. Here’s what you need to take note of at the Anna Wintour-led parade of couture eye candy.

When is the Met Gala 2021?
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Will there be a Met Gala in 2022?

The gala was postponed twice during the course of the pandemic, but it made a comeback in September 2021.

While the event was not quite as extravagant as it had been in recent years, it was long-awaited and well-received. Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, Timothee Chalamet, and Naomi Osaka hosted the event, which was attended by stars Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Emily Eatajkowski and many more.

Just 8 months after the last Met Gala event, it’s making a return in May 2022.

When is the Met Gala?

The Met Gala will return to its usual slot of the first Monday in May, this year taking place on May 2.

What is the Met Gala theme for 2022?

The theme for the next Met Gala ball is ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion.’

This has also been referred to as ‘Guilded Glamour’ by the NYT, so expect to see plenty of gold on the red carpet.

Meanwhile the exhibition, which corresponds with the Gala, focuses on inclusivity in fashion and will be presented across 13 rooms in the Museum of Modern Art’s Costume Institute.

Head Curator Andrew Bolton told Vogue a little more about the exhibition, explaining: “The stories really reflect the evolution of American style, but they also explore the work of individual tailors, dress-makers, and designers.

“What’s exciting for me is that some of the names will be very familiar to students of fashion, like Charles James, Halston, and Oscar de la Renta, but a lot of the other names really have been forgotten, overlooked or relegated into the footnotes of fashion history. So one of the main intentions of the exhibition is to spotlight the talents and contributions of these individuals, and many of them are women.”

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What’s the dress code?

Vogue announced the dress code on April 11, and as always it runs parallel to the theme.

This year, the dress code is white-tie and the publication explained, “The 2022 Met Gala will ask its attendees to embody the grandeur — and perhaps the dichotomy — of Gilded Age New York.”

Where is the Met Gala held?

The Met Gala is always held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and it will be no different this year.

Who’s on the Met Gala 2022 guestlist?

The Met’s guest list is always hotly-anticipated. Last year’s was smaller than usual due to the pandemic restrictions, making it even more exclusive than it was before if that’s even possible.

As of writing, the guest list has not been confirmed but you can expect to see the regular faces, including Rihanna, Zendaya, Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian in attendance.

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Who is hosting the Met Gala in 2022?

The hosts include Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, while designer Tom Ford, Instagram’s Adam Mosseri, and Wintour are honorary co-chairs.

Can fans go to the Met Gala?

Unfortunately, the Met Gala is as exclusive as exclusive gets.

Even if you can afford a ticket, which cost a whopping $35,000 each, inclusion on the guest list is still for Met Gala’s chairwoman and Vogue editor Anna Wintour’s approval.

The good news is even though we can’t see all the haute couture (and our favourite celebrities) in person during the extravagant event, we can witness the parade of high fashion through our screens.

Can I watch the Met Gala at home?

The Met Gala is a private event, but you’re able to watch the red carpet online.

Usually this is live streamed on Vogue’s website and many other publications’ websites under the Condé Nast brand.

 

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