What can we expect from the 2021 MET Gala?

With the much-anticipated Met Gala approaching in September, many are curious about the event’s exclusive guest list.

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Usually held annually on the first Monday in May, the event is a fundraising benefit for the Museum of Metropolitan Art in New York City. This year’s Met Gala will take place on Sept. 13 in an apparently smaller setting, after it was ultimately canceled last year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The theme for this year is “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which will delve into the modern vocabulary of American fashion. Vogue has tapped Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka to co-chair this year’s event.

 

Familiar faces such as Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian will allegedly attend, and the guest list has apparently expanded to include internet personalities, influencers and even athletes. 

The event coincides with New York Fashion Week, which will run from Sept. 8 to 12. The exhibition will be a two-part examination of American fashion, with the first debuting this September and the second scheduled for May 2, 2022, with the theme “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.”

The “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” exhibit will open at the museum on Sept. 18. The exhibit celebrates the Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary.