The 2024 Met Gala: Fashion's Biggest Night Returns

The 2024 Met Gala, chaired by Anna Wintour, will take place on May 6th, celebrating the Costume Institute's new exhibition "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion". The event will feature a star-studded guest list, with tickets starting at $75,000, and will be livestreamed on Vogue's platforms.

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The 2024 Met Gala: Fashion's Biggest Night Returns

The 2024 Met Gala: Fashion's Biggest Night Returns

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is set to host the 2024 Met Gala, fashion's most anticipated event, on Monday, May 6th. Chaired by Anna Wintour, the highly exclusive gathering will feature a star-studded guest list of celebrities, fashion insiders, and society's most powerful figures.

This year's Met Gala celebrates the Costume Institute's new exhibition, "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion." The dress code for the evening, theme, ties into the exhibition's theme. Curated by Andrew Bolton, the exhibit will showcase 250 treasured garments from the institute's vast collection of 33,000 pieces, many of which are too fragile to hang upright. The exhibition will be organized around themes of land, sea, and sky and will run from May 10 to September 2, 2024.

The Gala is known for its exclusive guest list, which includes celebrities, fashion insiders, and society's most powerful figures. This year's honorary chairs include Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson and TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew. TikTok is the gala's sponsor, with support from Loewe. The event's co-chairs feature an impressive lineup: Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, and Zendaya.

Tickets to the everything, know, met Gala come at a steep price, with individual tickets costing $75,000 and tables starting at $350,000. However, the event serves as a major fundraiser for the Costume Institute, raising the bulk of its annual budget. To date, the Met Gala has raised over $223.5 million for the institute's fashion collection.

The met, theme, watch Gala has a rich history dating back to 1948 when it was founded by fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert as a fundraiser for the Costume Institute. In 1973, Diana Vreeland, then Editor-in-Chief at Vogue, became a consultant to the institute and introduced themes to the event. She also suggested holding the gala at the Met Museum, which became a permanent venue from then on.

In 1995, Wintour took over as lead chairperson of the Met Gala, bringing the event into the 21st century. Under her leadership, the gala has become a pop culture phenomenon, attracting A-list celebrities and featuring iconic fashion moments. Wintour has introduced celebrity performances, banned selfies (except in the bathroom), and collaborated with notable co-chairs over the years.

The 2024 Gala will be livestreamed on Vogue's platforms, including its website, TikTok, and YouTube. Hosted by Gwendoline Christie, LaLa Anthony, and Ashley Graham, with Emma Chamberlain as a special correspondent, the red carpet coverage will begin at 6:00 p.m. EST. Fashion enthusiasts can expect to see their favorite celebrities and designers showcasing their interpretations of this year's theme.

With the 2024 Gala approaching, anticipation builds for what promises to be an unforgettable celebration of fashion's past, present, and future. With the Costume Institute's exhibition"Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion"as the backdrop, the event will undoubtedly cement its status as the"party of the year"and the"Oscars of the East Coast. "As Anna Wintour stated,"The Met Gala is a celebration of fashion as an art form, and this year's theme allows us to explore the timeless beauty and innovation that define the industry."

Key Takeaways

  • The 2024 Met Gala will take place on May 6th, chaired by Anna Wintour.
  • The theme is "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion," tied to the Costume Institute's new exhibition.
  • Honorary chairs include Jonathan Anderson and Shou Zi Chew, with co-chairs Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, and Zendaya.
  • Tickets cost $75,000 individual, $350,000 for tables, with proceeds funding the Costume Institute.
  • The gala will be livestreamed on Vogue's platforms, hosted by Gwendoline Christie, LaLa Anthony, and Ashley Graham.