Call it the Oscar’s of the east coast or the grandest fashion event of the year, the MET Gala has been buzzing for a good few years now. Ever wondered why it’s such a big thing? Here’s something you didn’t know about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Institute Benefit, better known as the Met Gala.
- It happens on the first Monday of May.
- The event basically acts as an ATM for the MET.
- With a ticket costing $30,000 and tables at $275,000, it’s one of the hardest parties to get into. It’s all invitation only, handpicked by Anna Wintour herself.
- Wintour oversees every detail, down to timed entrances for guests.
- E! covered the event for the first time this year. It used to be a very exclusive, no social media kind of an affair before.
- The gala and accompanying exhibition was sponsored by Apple this year.
- The theme this year was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, an attempt to focus on the dichotomy between handmade haute couture and machine-made fashion.
- Minimalism is relatively unknown at the MET gala. The more OTT, unwearable and uncomfortable, the better.
This year, the gala saw a leaving-nothing-to-imagination Givenchy on Madonna, a black and gold Prada dress paired with a Tomagotchi on Katy Perry, a 5-piece ensemble by Calvin Klein made of plastic bottles on Emma Watson, a whole lot of futuristic warrior chic silver, body harnesses, slinky cut-outs, champagne and blush. Put on your shades and get ready to be blinded by a sea of metallic with A-list celebs bringing their A-game to the red carpet. See it all here.