According to Wikipedia a “Met Gala” is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York. Formally it’s called Costume Institute Gala, or informally was also known as “Met Ball”. Each year the event has a theme and includes a cocktail hour and a formal dinner. The theme not only sets the tone for the annual exhibit, but also for the guests who attempt to dress to uphold the theme of the year. The annual guest list includes about 650-700 guests. The Gala is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive social events in New York and one of the biggest fundraising nights in the city with 9 million dollars raised in 2013 and the record of 12 million dollars in the following year. The Gala usually starts in May and last until August.
In 2018, three queens are chosen to be hosts for “Met Gala 2018”. Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Donatella Versace. The biggest surprise is Amal, who is very successful and powerful women. Donatella is expected because “Versace” many time applied the theme from Met Gala to its collections and fashion runaways. And Rihanna it was about time for her. She is known as Queen of this evening and the best-dressed celebrity ever.
And the most important is the theme. In 2018 it’s decided to be: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and The Catholic imagination”. According to Vogue, it will make a dialog between fashion and the masterworks of religious art, taken from Catholic iconography and vestments. Some of the themes had never been seen outside of the Vatican.
Anna Wintour also has a big part of this event. Vogue helping assemble the list of invites and her as an editor has so much to do.
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We can’t wait what it’s coming in May 2018. I think it will be the biggest Met Gala ever seen. Also, with such an interesting theme, it will be unforgettable. Congratulations to all who will take a part of the event, especially to Queen Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Donatella Versace. Good luck!