Each year the Met Gala has a different theme to offer guests inspiration when it comes to their outfits – but what is the theme of this year’s event?
Last year’s Met Gala was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving the much anticipated theme scrapped – so there are high hopes for this year’s ball.
The annual fundraiser, which raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City, usually takes place on the first Monday of every May, but this year’s event has been postponed until September in 2021.
Here, we take a look at everything we know about this year’s theme.
What is the theme of the Met Gala 2021?
Vogue has revealed the theme of The Costume Institute’s 2021 and 2022 exhibitions, with the first titled In America: A Lexicon of Fashion being showed from September 18.
The second instalment, which will take place from May 5, 2022, will have the theme In America: An Anthology of Fashion.
Those who live in the US will be able to visit both exhibitions until September 5, 2022.
Before last year’s Met Gala ball was cancelled, the theme was set to be About Time: Fashion and Duration.
Is the Met Gala still taking place in 2021?
Vogue has confirmed that the Met Gala will take place this year at a later date of September 13, 2021.
How will the Met Gala be staged?
As social distancing measures remain in place and many events such as the Grammys and the Golden Globes took place virtually this year, it’s expected that the Met Gala will follow suit. Vogue has confirmed the event will be smaller than usual too.
The 2021 Grammys took place outdoors in Los Angeles, with the Staples Center serving as the backdrop for the stage. Nominees wore masks and were seated at small, socially-distanced tables inside an open-air tent.
Despite the red carpet being sorely missed, attendees took to social media to share beautiful snaps of their outfits.
While it’s unclear precisely how Vogue plan to hold the Met Gala, events like these offer an idea.
Who will host the Met Gala in 2021?
Actor Timothée Chalamet, musician Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman, and tennis star Naomi Osaka will co-chair the Met Gala in 2021, 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.
Who is coming to the Met Gala 2021?
Seating charts for the event were believed to have been leaked in August. The list of attendees didn’t sit well with many fans of the event, particularly the supposed participation of controversial influencers such as TikToker Addison Rae and YouTuber Nikita Dragun. The good news is they turned out to be fake.
While there has been no confirmation from Wintour or the team behind the event on who will be there, singer Dua Lipa is reportedly not going to be at this year’s gala.
Will Rihanna or Beyonce come back this year? We’ll just have to wait and see.