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Met Gala
Genre Fundraising gala
Location(s) Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute
New York City, New York
Years active 1946–present
Most recent May 5, 2014
Next event May 4, 2015
Website
Costume Institute Gala

The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit. Each year's event celebrates the theme of that year's Costume Institute exhibition, and the exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night since guest are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit. Each year the event also has honorary celebrity event day chairpersons.

Details[edit]

The Costume Institute Gala is a major fundraising benefit that serves as an opening celebration for the Institute's annual fashion exhibit.[1][2] Following the event, the exhibition runs for several months. The 2014 exhibition was scheduled to run from May 8 until August 10, 2014.[3] 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 nine million dollars raised in 2013 and a record of $12 million the following year.[4][5][6][7] It is one of the most notable sources of funding for the Institute.[8] The affair, attended by personalities from the arts, fashion, high-society, film and music, has been held at the Met since 1946 and is considered to be the fashion industry's premier annual red carpet event.[2][9][10][11][12][13] Its red carpet fashions are widely photographed, reviewed, critiqued and emulated.[14][15][16][17]

Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-chief and a chair of the event since 1995, oversees both the benefit committee and the guest list, with Vogue staffers helping assemble the list of invitees.[10] According to Cathy Horyn of The New York Times, the gathering rivals the West Coast's Vanity Fair Oscar Party, which is said to have more "star power" but less fashion panache.[18] In 2014, the individual tickets cost $25,000 for those outside the official guest list, after prices were raised $10,000 from the prior year to increase the exclusivity of the event.[10][19] The annual guest list includes only 650–700 people.[20][21]

Themes[edit]

Each year the event has a theme, and includes a cocktail hour and a formal dinner.[22][23] During the cocktail hour, guests arrive to walk on the red carpet, tour the years special themed exhibition, and be seated before the dinner party that includes entertainment from the preeminent entertainers of the day.[21] 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, oftentimes causing runs on certain fashion themes among the world's leading fashion retailers.[24][25] Sometimes, such as in 2013, the theme is a bit befuddling because it does not provide a clear stylistic directive, while at other times, such as 2014 the theme may be far more challenging to one gender than the other.[26][27]

Honorary event day chairs[edit]

In addition to Wintour's role of chairing the whole event, there are annual chairs and co-chairs of for the day of the event. For the most recent Gala in 2014, the chair was Aerin Lauder while the co-chairs were Bradley Cooper, Oscar de la Renta, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, and Anna Wintour herself.[3] The list of past honorary event day chairs includes the following:

1995: Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace [53]
2001: Caroline Kennedy and Edwin A. Schlossberg [62]
2004: Jacob Rothschild and Jayne Wrightsman [64]
2005: Caroline, Princess of Hanover [65]
2006: Rose Marie Bravo and Stoker Cavendish [66]
2007: François-Henri Pinault [67]
2008: Giorgio Armani [69]
2009: Marc Jacobs [72]
2010: None [74]
2011: François-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek[77]
2012: Jeff Bezos[80]
2013: Beyoncé[81]
2014: Aerin Lauder[83]

Notes[edit]

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