Met Gala is a celeb highlight fans look forward to every year for multiple reasons including fabulous outfits, spontaneous proposals, and much more.
Luckily for us, we get not one but two Met Galas over the course of just a few months, with the first in September 2021 due to COVID-19. And although we’re still reeling over the excellent Kim Kardashian Balenciaga memes, we’re simultaneously looking forward to the second prong of the event’s two-part installation.
While the 2022 Met Gala theme (the whole ‘two-part’ thing) might be confusing but we are here to break it down for you!
MET GALA THEME
The theme for part two of the Met Gala is dubbed ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion.’
“The stories really reflect the evolution of American style, but they also explore the work of individual tailors, dressmakers, and designers,” said Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute, said as quoted by COSMOPOLITAN.
He added, “What’s exciting for me is that some of the names will be very familiar to students of fashion, like Charles James, Halston, and Oscar de la Renta, but a lot of the other names really have been forgotten, overlooked, or relegated into the footnotes of fashion history.”
This year’s theme will serve as a bonus addition to the 2021 Met Gala theme ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ in that it presents an opportunity for celebs to explore the grandeur associated with the Gilded Age.
The New York Times’s Vanessa Friedman initially confirmed the theme was ‘Gilded Glamour’ and added, “Point is: This one is going to be very dressed up indeed.”
MET GALA DATE
According to tradition, the 2022 Met Gala is slated to be on the First Monday in May i.e May 02, 2022, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
MET GALA HOST
If we are to go by the reports, Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda are the event’s official cochairs. Designer Tom Ford, Vogue’s Anna Wintour, and head of Instagram Adam Mosseri will be continuing their roles as honorary cochairs this year as well.
MET GALA ATTENDEES
Typically, Met Gala hosts around 600 attendees, but a smaller number attended the event last September due to COVID-19. And although there’s literally never a publicly confirmed guest list.
However, Kim has shared some info about her potential look as she said, “I think [if I go, it will] be up to the last minute because it can’t be tailored. So I have to fit in it exactly. So we will see if I can shape-shift for the night.”
Meanwhile, other possible guests in attendance, viewers are hoping to see the usuals make their return, aka Jennifer Lopez (with The Ring™️, we hope), Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, and hopefully Rihanna, who has been absolutely crushing it with her maternity style. Apart from that the eight-film directors Bolton partnered with to create the vignettes for the exhibition—Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Regina King, Chloé Zhao, Janicza Bravo, Julie Dash, Autumn de Wilde, and Tom Ford—will likely be in attendance too; especially given that two of them (Regina and Tom) are already cochairs, reported COSMOPOLITAN.
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