The 2021 edition of Met Gala, fashion’s biggest night of the year, will take place on September 13 as a smaller, more intimate affair. The soirée was canceled last year, and postponed to this September, due to COVID-19. The theme in the last event of 2019 was “Camp: Notes on Fashion” was as eccentric as anything could be. Inspired by Susan Sontag's definition of an aesthetic “sensibility”, camp fashion is usually over the top and with a slightly off quality.
This year's theme inclines more towards cementing America's identity amid controversies and changes in the last 2 years. While it may look a little different this year, there will still be a red carpet filled with fabulous fashions.
Here are all the details we need to know about the event
What is the Met gala?
The Met ball, or Met gala, is the fashion world equivalent of the Oscars. It’s an evening when designers, models, and Hollywood stars look gorgeous in the most over-the-top looks to celebrate and fundraise at a new exhibit from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. This is the occasion where everyone dresses to the theme.
Where is it?
The 2021 Met gala will be held as an intimate gala on September 13, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
This year’s theme?
The 2021 Met gala is focused on celebrating all things American fashion. Andrew Bolton, the Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute, felt it was time to reexamine American identity and fashion, especially as it has changed over the last several years due to both political and social justice movements, reports Vogue.com.
American Independence is the official dress code listed on the invitation for the 2021 Met gala.
Apart from these, the costume Institute will actually present a two-part 2021 exhibit, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” and “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.”
Will there be a red carpet?
While it’s a more intimate affair this year, to follow COVID-19 safety protocols, there will still be a step and repeat happening on the iconic Met steps. Get ready to take in all of the bold, outré ensembles.