When is the Met Gala 2021?

Is this year's Met Gala still taking place?
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The Met Gala is one of – if not the – biggest fashion events in the calendar every year, with the world’s biggest stars flocking to the annual fundraising gala organised by Vogue – but when does it take place?

As the pandemic continues globally, it’s uncertain whether the Met Gala will take place to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City in 2021.

Here, we take a look at what we know so far.

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When is the Met Gala 2021?

The Met Gala takes place on the first Monday of May every year.

This year, that lands on May 3, 2021.

Is the Met Gala taking place in 2021?

It’s yet to be announced whether the Met Gala will take place this year.

It didn’t take place in 2020 due to COVID-19, but it’s unclear whether this will be the case again in 2021.

In a statement on Vogue.com, the magazine’s Editor-in-chief and Condé Nast’s global content advisor Anna Wintour said: ‘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.’

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What’s the theme of the Met Gala in 2021?

The theme of the 2021 Met Gala has yet to be announced.

As last year’s event was unfortunately cancelled, it could be the case that Vogue returns to the About Time theme that never came to light last year this time around instead.

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