The Met Gala is undoubtedly fashion’s biggest and most extravagant event. Established in 1948, the Costume Institute’s Met Gala displays an incredible intersection between the history of fashion through the ages, and its evolution today, all displayed upon some of the world’s most beautiful people.
After being cancelled in 2020, it’s with great pleasure that we inform you that the Met Gala is officially going ahead in 2021, taking place on September 13.
As for the theme, the Met Costume Institute has announced the Gala’s theme will be ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’. An official statement says the theme will “explore a modern vocabulary of American style emphasizing the expressive qualities of dress and deeper associations with issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion”.
A second part of the exhibition will kick off on May 5, 2022, with the theme ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion’. As the Costume Institute explains, this exhibit will “present narratives that explore the development of American fashion as they relate to the complex and layered histories of those spaces”.
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The 2021 Met Gala will be hosted by poetry goddess Amanda Gorman, actor Timothée Chalamet, musician Billie Eilish, and tennis star Naomi Osaka. Honorary chairs include Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri, and Anna Wintour.
Last year’s theme was set to be ‘About Time: Fashion and Duration’ and although we never got to see our favourite icons in their themed looks, after losing over a year of glamour to the pandemic, the concept of time is a little sensitive right now.
I don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to sit on the couch with a glass of bubbles and watch live vicariously through the creative expression of fashion that is the Met Gala.