The pandemic-delayed Met Gala and its style parade kicked off Monday evening with a marching band and gymnast and early walkers in sultry, sparkly seems to be.
Keke Palmer wore a shocking, earth-tone physique hugger with a prepare, whereas Ilana Glazer took her second on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork in feathery lengthy sleeves and a creamy, high-neck robe.
Emma Chamberlain went for a gold mini with cutouts on the waist and chunky mirror and chain element. Gala overseer Anna Wintour arrived early with a wave to the gang accompanied by her pregnant daughter, Bea Schafer, in a floral design with ruffles on the neck.
The gala, which raises cash for the museum’s Costume Institute, was pushed final 12 months from its conventional Might berth and morphed this 12 months right into a two-part affair. It coincides with the opening of “In America: A Lexicon of Vogue,” the primary of a two-part exhibition on the Met’s Anna Wintour Costume Heart.
This 12 months, the gala is co-chaired by Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka. Honorary chairs are Tom Ford, sponsor Instagram’s Adam Mosseri and Vogue’s Wintour, the latter the doyenne of the Met Gala since 1995.
The 2-parter marks the Costume Institute’s seventy fifth anniversary. The Met Gala raises the majority of the institute’s annual funding, together with a bigger gathering scheduled for Might 2. That date reclaims the primary Monday in Might for the gala and can have a good time the exhibition’s second half, “In America: An Anthology of Vogue,” within the interval rooms of the museum’s American Wing.
Thought-about style’s greatest evening, A-list visitors from music, movie, TV, tech and past are inspired to embrace the theme of the brand new exhibition every year as they slowly make their approach up the museum’s red-carpeted stairs. Interpretation is all the things in terms of how they costume — and the way they enter.
Billy Porter shut down the purple carpet in 2019 when he arrived in solar god gold on a litter carried by six shirtless males in an ode to Historical Egypt when the theme was excessive camp. It was the identical 12 months Girl Gaga stripped right down to a bedazzled black bra and matching lingerie earlier than the media throng after designer Brandon Maxwell helped her out of three clothes modifications, together with an enormous pink outer layer that ballooned within the breeze.
The official costume code this 12 months is “American Independence,” which leaves loads of wiggle room for interpretation.
The Met Gala — quick for the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork’s Costume Institute Gala — raised greater than $13 million in 2019 for the Costume Institute, which is the Met’s style division. It is the museum’s solely curatorial division that has to fund itself and has an essential buddy in Wintour, who tends the visitor record. She has raised a lot cash for the Costume Institute through the years (with estimates as much as $200 million) that the wing now bears her identify.
Tickets value $30,000-plus, however that does not imply the celebs ante up. They’re typically hosted by manufacturers and firms that purchase tables for 1000’s extra and are accompanied by prime designers who costume them.