The Met Gala 2023: Your Complete Guide to the Biggest Fashion Event of the Year
The Met Gala is the fashion industry’s biggest night of the year. Celebrities, designers, and fashion insiders come together to celebrate the Costume Institute’s annual exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. This year’s theme, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” pays tribute to the legendary designer, who passed away in 2019. It promises to be an exciting exploration of his iconic contributions to fashion.
So, let’s dive into everything you need to know about the 2023 Met Gala. From when it’s happening to who’s hosting and everything in between.
What Is the Met Gala?
If you don’t know what the Met Gala is, where have you been living? The annual event is a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, presided over by the one and only Anna Wintour. With a different theme every year, the Met Gala has become one of the most anticipated events in the fashion calendar.
When Is the Met Gala 2023?
Mark your calendars, people! The Met Gala 2023 will take place on May 1st in New York City. The event is traditionally held on the first Monday in May, but due to the pandemic, it was postponed to September 2021. Thankfully, the Met Gala was back on track last year in 2022 and will be again this year in 2023. We can’t wait to see what our favourite celebs will wear on the red carpet.
What Is the Met Gala 2023 Theme?
This year’s theme, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” will honour the legendary designer who passed away in 2019. Costume Institute curator, Andrew Bolton, will oversee the exhibition, with Amanda Harlech as the show’s creative consultant. The dress code is “in honour of Karl,” giving guests the chance to showcase Lagerfeld’s designs from Chanel, Fendi, Chloé, Balmain, Patou, and his eponymous brand.
Who Is Hosting the Met Gala 2023?
Get ready for an A-list lineup of co-chairs. Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa, and Anna Wintour are this year’s official co-chairs. We can’t wait to see what they’ll wear, and what surprises they have in store for us.
How Can I Watch the Met Gala 2023?
If you can’t attend the event in person, don’t worry! Vogue will livestream the event, so you won’t miss a thing. Details about the hosts for this year’s red carpet interviews have yet to be announced, but last year we saw Hamish Bowles, Vanessa Hudgens, and La La Anthony in the role.
What Happens at the Met Gala?
As much as we’d love to spill all the tea, the Met Gala is a secret affair. Guests must follow a strict no-phone policy, and the event usually involves a high-profile performer and a dinner after exploring the exhibition. The rule was first introduced in 2015, when Wintour and the Metropolitan Museum said it was for the safety of their guests. Though many celebrities in attendance have gotten around the rules by taking selfies in the bathroom and sharing their to their social media, like Kylie Jenner infamously did in 2017.
Who Is Invited to the Met Gala?
The guest list for the Met Gala is top-secret until the evening before the event. But let’s just say that the biggest names in fashion, music, and Hollywood are usually on the list. Think Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, and Rihanna. And, of course, designers attend with their muses, so expect to see some iconic duos on the red carpet.
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