The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced that the annual fashion celebration ceremony Met Gala will come back twice in quick succession to make up for last year’s cancellation and this year’s delay – the Met Gala will take place on September 2021 and then again on the the first Monday in May 2022.
Cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, Met Gala will surprise us with a “more intimate” ceremony on September 13. The upcoming gala will be much smaller, more modest in its size and held in accordance with government coronavirus guidelines. However, there was no immediate information announced on who the celebrity hosts will be.
The ceremony announcement was followed with soon-to-be-launched American-themed fashion exhibitions. It was confirmed that an exhibition In America: A Lexicon of Fashion will open on September 18 to celebrate 75th anniversary of the museum’s Costume Institute.
The second part of the exhibition titled In America: An Anthology Of Fashion will open its doors in the museum on May 5, 2022. Exploring American fashion, both exhibitions will last for around one year and close on September 5 2022.
In his statement, Max Hollein, director of the Met, said: “This two-part exhibition will consider how fashion reflects evolving notions of identity in America and will explore a multitude of perspectives through presentations that speak to some of the complexities of history with powerful immediacy.”
The Met Gala is a major fundraiser which provides the Costume Institute with its primary significant source of funding. Last year, despite being canceled in 2020, the gala invited to engage its fans in a social media challenge to re-create their favourite red-carpet looks.
Let’s look forward to the ceremonies and hope that the pandemic won’t spoil the anticipated events! In the meantime, check out some of our favourite looks from previous Met Galas.