400 actors, musicians, models, athletes and social media stars in more extravagant outfits than ever took part in the Met Gala on Monday night – the gala organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) – one of the most important social events in New York.
The gala returned after a break of two and a half years, due to the coronavirus pandemic, informs AFP, quoted by Agerpres.
Almost none of the participants wore a mask, but in order to have access to the cream gala carpet and take part in one of the brightest events in the world, the stars presented proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test result. COVID-19. They also paid $ 35,000 for the entrance fee.
Among the stars present Monday night in the heart of Manhattan were Sharon Stone, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, Megan Rapinoe, Venus Williams, Gigi Hadid, Diane Kruger, Erykah Badu, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna Kendall Jenner, Taylor Hill, Hailey Rhode Baldwin, Kid Cudi, Frank Ocean and Isabelle Huppert.
Emma Răducanu, among the guests at the Met Gala
On the guest list was also the tennis player Emma Răducanu, aged 18, who won the US Open on Saturday, writes DPA. The sportswoman wore a black and white Chanel outfit accessorized with pearl body jewelry.
“It’s unreal!” Exclaimed American rap singer Megan Thee Stallion, noting that it was “a little strange” that she was in the middle of such a large group on the busiest night in New York, the capital of fashion, a metropolis that is beginning to and returns after the pandemic.
Met Gala, a charity event dedicated to fashion
The Met Gala is a charity event organized every year for the benefit of the Costume Institute, one of the museums in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, dedicated to fashion, which has its own budget and financial autonomy from the Met.
Created in 1948, the gala has long been an event reserved for the wealthy elite of New York society. The event gradually became more accessible in the 1970s and was radically transformed with the arrival of Vogue magazine’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, in 1995.
It propelled the gala in a series of social events, adapted for social networks and the democratization of fashion, being sometimes compared to the Oscar ceremony, which takes place in Los Angeles.
The 2020 edition of the gala was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, which severely affected New York. This year’s edition of the event, which traditionally takes place on the first Monday in May, has been postponed to September 13, with the 2022 edition scheduled for early May, probably with about 1,200 participants, according to it used to be before the pandemic.
Along with Anna Wintour, fashion designer Tom Ford and Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri, singer Billie Eilish, actor Timothée Chalamet, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis player Naomi Osaka co-chaired this year’s gala, which was held under the banner of youth and ” generation Z ”.
The Met Gala is the best opportunity for the great fashion designers to dress the stars, but it also marks the inauguration of the annual exhibition hosted by the Costume Institute.
This year, the museum proposes two different periods of the exhibition, the first, from September 18, 2021 to September 2022, and the second, starting in May 2022. Entitled “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”, the first exhibition will celebrate 75 years since the founding of the Costume Institute, and the second, called “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” will be dedicated to “the development of American fashion.”