The Met Gala has officially returned! Fashion’s biggest night of the year—is held annually on the first Monday in May. But, due to the pandemic, a smaller, more private affair—will be conducted in September. Though the red carpet will be a little unique but limited this year, there will still be glamorous fashion trends and celebrity sightings to look for.
Now, What is Met Gala?
The Met ball, also known as the Met Gala, is the fashion version of the Oscars. It’s a night where designers, artists, models, and Celebs dress up in the year’s most extravagant looks to showcase and raise funds for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s latest exhibition.
When and Where will it take place?
On September 13, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will host an exclusive and intimate gala for the 2021 Met gala.
This year, TimotheeChalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, and Naomi Osaka will act as co-chairs, with honorary members as Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri, and Anna Wintour.
The event’s official dress code has been disclosed. This year’s red-carpet theme is “American Independence,” according to Vogue. From glitzy star-studded ensembles to classic gowns designed by American designers. The first rule of the Met Gala is to always expect the unexpected.
“After an isolating and challenging year, we are celebrating a newfound sense of freedom: to gather, to travel, and to get utterly dressed to the nines—or better yet, into the double digits,” the outlet wrote, explaining the dress code.
Although celebrities will be able to walk the iconic red carpet, the Met Ball will more than likely be a “smaller, more intimate celebration” to mark the start of the costume institute’s next show.
According to Vogue, we may expect to see the public figures sporting Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta designs, as well as Andre Walker, LaQuan Smith, and Kerby Jean-Raymond. “The most exciting part is that the dress code is meant for fashion rebels and rule breakers,” the fashion magazine further stated.
A two-part showcase will be unveiled by the institute. Part one, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” will open on September 18, 2021, in the Anna Wintour Costume Center, and will be on exhibition until May 5, 2022, when “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” will begin in the period rooms of the museum’s American Wing. Both shows are scheduled to run until September 5, 2022.
Text by: Ipsita Ghosh, IBTN9