Met Gala

annual fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute

Met Gala or Met Ball is an annual festival for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. It's also about annual fashion exhibit where the celebrities take part in. The Met Gala was established in 1948. Since 1973 this event has become "a jewel in New York City’s social crown".[3] This is also called as the Super Bowl of fashion.[4]

Met Gala
GenreFundraising gala, contribution of $30,000 per seat to enter the 2019 Met Gala
FrequencyAnnual, held on the first Monday of May[1]
VenueMetropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute
Location(s)Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, New York City
Years active1948–present[2]
FounderEleanor Lambert
Most recentMay 2, 2022
Next eventMay 1, 2023
Organized byVogue
Costume Institute Gala
Savage Beauty exhibition
Katy Perry at Met Gala in 2018



The Costume Institute at the Met has been existed since 1959. Firstly the gala was annual benefit for New York charities. The attendees were members of New York high society. Then fashion designer Diana Vreeland bring it into the spotlight from 1973.[3]


  1. Friedman, Vanessa (May 3, 2018). "What Is the Met Gala, and Who Gets to Go?". New York Times. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  2. Hardie, Beth (May 7, 2018). "What is the Met Gala 2018 theme – and what it means". Mirror (UK). Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Stolman, Steven (2021-09-13). "The Met Ball Was So Much Better Before All the Celebrities Showed Up". Town & Country. Retrieved 2021-09-17.
  4. Nast, Condé (2017-04-27). "What Is the Met Gala? Everything You Need to Know". Vogue. Retrieved 2021-09-17.