fashion’s biggest night out: The Met Gala 2021
The Fashion’s Biggest Night Out is back! Yes, it’s The Met Gala 2021. Typically held every year on the first Monday in May, it’s almost as big the Super Bowl but of fashion! The Met Gala will return in September this year as a smaller, more intimate affair. (The soirée was canceled in 2020, and postponed to a later date this year, due to COVID-19 and New York City’s reopening of events.) While it may look a little different this year, there will still be a red carpet in September filled with fabulous fashions and celebrity sightings. Before I show you the looks I have for the Met Gala, here’s the lowdown on some of the details of Fashion’s BIGGEST NIGHT OUT: THE MET GALA 2021.
What is the Met Gala 2021 Theme?
The Met ball, or Met gala, is the fashion world equivalent of the Oscars or of the Superbowl. It’s an evening when designers, models, and Hollywood stars convene in the year’s most over-the-top looks to celebrate and fundraise at a new exhibit from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Typically, everyone dresses to the theme, and according to the feel, of the exhibit; past themes have included camp, religion, punk, and more. This year, the feel is a little political, a little celebratory, a little patriotic. This year’s theme at the Met Gala 2021 is… (((drumroll, please…))) American Independence.
How much does it cost to go to the met gala?
Affectionately referred to as “fashion’s biggest night out,” the Met Gala 2021 is a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Just because it’s a fundraiser, doesn’t mean that just anyone can buy a ticket. With prices for tickets to Met Gala at about $30,000 per person, I’ve only been able to wonder what the Met Gala looks like on on the inside. That price is not including the dress and all the preparations required to get the met gala looks. A well dressed guest for The Met Gala spends an average exceeding $150,000 for the complete style.
The Met Gala Looks
When I think about what fashion trends we might find at the Met Gala 2021, I find myself thumbing through racks of red gowns, blue gowns, and metallic gowns with a lot of statement details to be seen and mostly by American designers but let’s not forget Valentino and Oscar. Accessories are important. especially statement bags like Judith Leiber’s because if it’s American Independence, she has a bag for it.