MET GALA: 2018
The epitome of glamour takes form in the Met Gala. The exclusive event occurs on the first Monday of May at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. With superstar attendees from film, art, fashion and music, the event takes philanthropy to a new level.
Hosted by American Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour, the event is meant to raise money for the museum’s costume exhibit. In past years, the gala has raised $12 million-- no surprise as tickets begin at $30,000 and tables beginning at $275,000. Although there is a hefty price to attend the event, invitees by Wintour attend free of charge.
Who goes to the Met Gala? “Anyone who’s anyone” according to Vogue’s former Editor-at-large, Andre Leon Talley. Wintour oversees invitations and seating arrangements which include supermodels, designers and actors.
Dress code for the exclusive event entails avant-garde ensembles that make statements and are on theme (of course).
This year, the event’s theme “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” is meant to exemplify religious expression through fashion. The exhibit includes several religious robes and accessories that have never been viewed outside of the Vatican and have been approved to be shown in the exhibit by the Pope.
The contrasting attributes of Catholicism's stance on simple living and fashion’s extravagant practices creates an unusual combination. Despite the juxtaposition, it seems as if the Pope is open to any idea of giving Catholicism a larger platform.
The exhibit will be open from May 10th-October 8th 2018.
By Isiah S Magsino
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