The most important event of the New York’s Calendar where millions of dollars worth of couture dresses, glittering diamonds and endless supplies of Manolos and Louboutins will be on display at the 5th Avenue today.
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.
The event attracts the most iconic actresses and actors, fashion designers, Wall Street titans.
Met Gala is also Anna Wintour’s (editor-in-chief of American Vogue, at the photo below) personal pijama party which, in recent years, has raised more than $145 milion for the Costume Institute.
This year is going to be a very special one for the giant event’s history. Met Gala will be part of a documentary by the filmmaker Andrew Rossi, and recorded by 225 approved photographers, reporters and even tweeters and Snapchatters.
The gala will be hosted by Jennifer Lawrence and the Chinese actress Gong Li and thys year’s theme is “Chine: Through the Looking Glass”. The idea is to explore the Chinese aesthetics influence on Western fashion.
Now is time for the bad news. If you are a Kim Kardashian or Rihanna fan, you won’t be seeing any selfie of them on Instagram and Twitter. That is true! The use of all cell phones for photography and social media are banned from the event and the rule is for everyone presented there, which is overseen by Anna Wintour.
If you are thinking of receive all the celebrities at the Red Carpet, let me tell you some of the ones you will be able to see:
Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Julianne Moore, Katy Perry, Seth Meyers, James Corden, Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Colin Firth, Livia Firth, Anne Hathaway, Ethan Hawke, Dakota Johnson, Sienna Miller, Carey Mulligan, Marcus Mumford, Rita Ora, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Eddie Redmayne, Florence Welch, Allison Williams, Reese Witherspoon.
Beyoncé attending the last year Met Gala’s Red Carpet
For the fashion lovers, there is going to be a bunch of the best fashion designers attending the event. Take a look at some of them:
Christopher Bailey, Sarah Burton, Georgina Chapman, Kenneth Cole, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, Peter Copping, Francisco Costa, Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana, Alber Elbaz, Alberta Ferretti, Tom Ford, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Lazaro Hernandez, Carolina Herrera, Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Karl Lagerfeld, Derek Lam, Ralph Lauren, Jenna Lyons, Stella McCartney, Alasdhair Willis, Jack McCollough, Tamara Mellon, Gilles Mendel, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Thakoon Panichgul, Zac Posen, Miuccia Prada, Raf Simons, Riccardo Tisci, Giambattista Valli, Dries Van Noten, Donatella Versace , Alexander Wang, Vera Wang
Everything is ready for the huge event and now we just have to wait for all the stars attending to the show’s fashion choices.