Last Updated on January 23, 2023
It may have taken a pause because of the pandemic, but the Met Gala is back with a bang.
Perhaps even more than the theme, the list of who’s invited to the Met Gala is the one that people are curious about.
If you’re in the same boat, I got you. Here’s everything you need to know about who you’ll see at this year’s much-awaited fashion event.
What’s the theme of the Met Gala in 2023?
The exhibitions and the overall theme of the event will pay tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld.
‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty‘ will trace the designer’s seven-decade career, beginning with his debut in the 1950s and ending with his final designs before his death in 2019.
It will feature an immersive exhibit that delves into Lagerfeld’s stylistic language and includes 150 of his garments from his time as creative director at Chanel, Chloé, Fendi, and his own brand, Lagerfeld.
Who’s invited to the Met Gala?
First, it’s important to note that the guest list is approved by the event’s chairwoman, Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
The party aims to raise funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City, and it does so through ticket sales. So you may have a chance to go. The thing is, each ticket costs about $35,000.
And even though you may have the money to shell out for one, you need to be in Anna Wintour’s good books because she has the final say on who gets to go.
While we don’t find out who’s going until the event itself, the usual A-listers will most likely be in attendance. This includes stars like the Kardashians, Beyoncé, Gigi Hadid, Harry Styles, and more.
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The actual guest list has not been confirmed. However, the 2023 Met Gala is expected to be a star-studded event, as it has returned to its former glory.
What happens during the Met Gala?
Well, according to someone who worked at Met, the guests eat dinner, have some drinks, and look around the museum.
Since the attendees have an exclusive first look at the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit, they can look around and admire the art. They also need to follow Anna Wintour’s strict rules at the gala, which include no smoking or taking photos.
W Magazine reported that in the 2022 Met Gala, eight prominent directors were chosen to produce “cinematic vignettes,” that were displayed in the American Wing. Apparently, it included Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Regina King, Chloé Zhao, Janicza Bravo, Julie Dash, Autumn de Wilde, and Tom Ford.
When is the Met Gala 2023?
The Met Gala is usually held on the first Monday of May every year, and this year it will be 1 May.
Who hosts the Met Gala?
This year’s co-hosts are Michaela Coel, Dua Lipa, Roger Federer and Penelope Cruz.
In the In Vogue: The 2000s podcast, Anna Wintour shared their selection process.
“We try to choose people we think are very much of the cultural moment,” she says. “We try to think about who makes sense in terms of the exhibition theme. We also try to invite people who we think will enjoy it and we think will make an effort and go there and have fun and really feel they’re hosting along with myself and whoever the sponsors may be.”