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 guests are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit. Each year, celebrities are chosen to serve as the event’s honorary chairs.
The Costume Institute Gala is a major fundraising benefit that serves as an opening celebration for the Institute’s annual fashion exhibit.
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 $9 million raised in 2013 and a record of $12 million the following year.
The theme for 2018 is Heavenly Bodies : Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. This year marked it’s 70th anniversary, and it was by chaired Vogue Editor Anna Wintour and co-chaired by Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Donatella Versace.
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination featured 40 Vatican vestments and accessories spanning 15 papacies, alongside pieces by Coco Chanel, who was educated by nuns, John Galliano, Cristóbal Balenciaga and Donatella Versace.
The exhibition opens to the public from the 10th of May 2018.
Here are celebrities that attended and what they wore :
Jasmine Sanders in H&M
Donatella Versace in Versace
Katy Perry in Versace
Rita Ora in Prada
Sza in Versace
Janelle Monae in Marc Jacobs
Jenifer Lopez in Balmain
Amal Clooney in
Sarah Jessica Parker in Dolce and Gabanna
All pictures from Harper’s Bazaar.