Yesterday hundreds of household creative industry names, took to the red carpet for the 2019 MET Gala.
The MET Gala, formally call the Costume Institute Gala, is an annual fundraising event for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. The proceeds of the event are mostly used to fund the museums exhibitions, acquisitions and capital movements.
Hosted by Anna Wintour, Alessandro Michele, Harry Styles and Lady Gaga, the MET 2019 held the theme of ‘Campy’.
What is Campy?
Campy is ‘a style or mode of personal or creative expression that is absurdly exaggerated and often fuses elements of high and popular culture.’ Therefore, all of the outfits, make-up and hair at the gala were an expression of campy. It must be noted that the event is not a fancy dress event, but attendees are encouraged to express themselves through attire. Last year, was the celebration of ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’. With celebrities such as Rianna taking the theme to extremes, attending in pope-like dress.
Who gets to go to the MET Gala?
The hosts select around 550 people. Tickets to the gala cost around $35,000, while tables range from between $200,000 and $300,000.
What happens inside the MET Gala?
The happenings after the red carpet at the MET Gala are undocumented, with social media banned behind the closed doors of the event.