The Met Gala is a yearly charity event organized by Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, to raise funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The event brings together celebrities and designers who strive to create memorable outfits following the theme of the Met Gala. Additionally, the event serves as the starting point for the MET’s spring exhibition. The date set for the Met Gala 2023 is May 1, 2023. Those interested in fashion may already be familiar with this event, which is typically held on the first Monday of May. While the beginning time of the gala may differ, it has been confirmed that Teen Vogue’s Met Gala 2023 red carpet live stream will commence at 5:30 pm.
What is the Met Gala?
The Met Gala (the Costume Institute Benefit) or the Met Ball, is a charity event that takes place each spring at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It is assumed to be one of the most anticipated celebrity-fashion events of the year, often referred to as the ‘Oscars of fashion’. The event attracts numerous A-list celebrities, who dress according to a predetermined theme, usually in unique creations from top fashion designers. Past themes have included ‘punk,’ ‘camp,’ ‘heavenly bodies,’ and tributes to specific designers such as Alexander McQueen and Rei Kawakubo.
The ball generates millions of dollars for the Costume Institute at the Met, which also hosts an annual exhibition by selling tickets that designers and brands purchase. The tickets cost approximately $35,000 each, with table prices ranging from $200,000 to $300,000.
Theme: Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty
This year’s upcoming exhibition’s theme will be ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’. Andrew Bolton, the curator of the Met, explained that it would not be a typical retrospective but rather a unique tribute to Karl Lagerfeld’s life’s work. The exhibition will focus on developing Karl’s two-dimensional sketches into three-dimensional garments. Andrew Bolton stated that they couldn’t do a traditional retrospective as Karl wouldn’t have liked it. Even though Karl was a historicist and often revisited themes in his work, he always looked toward the future and disliked dwelling on the past, which was something he had a conflicted relationship with.
Co-chairs at Met Gala 2023
Emmy-award-winning British screenwriter and actress Michaela Coel
Actress Penélope Cruz
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer
Three-time Grammy-winning singer Dua Lipa
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour
Hosts at Meta Gala 2023
Actress Michaela Coel
Actress Penélope Cruz
Tennis player Roger Federer
Singer Dua Lipa
Met Gala 2023 red carpet