MET GALA: Theme, who, what should be expected
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The greatest fashion night is upon us again and yes, we are anticipating! The MET GALA 2022 returns after two years since the COVID pandemic. The event was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic and also delayed in 2021.
The Costume Institute gala or simply the MET GALA is undeniably one of the most exclusive fashion night where A-List celebrities are expected to dress in iconic fashion statement outfits according to the themes of the year. It is equivalent to the OSCARS.
It began in 1948 by a renowned fashion publicist, Lambert, who started the event to raise funds for the Costume Institute and mark the opening of its annual exhibit. Elites, celebrities, sport men, fashion enthusiasts, and lovers of art convene at the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on every first Monday of May.
The event has housed notable celebrities like Diana Ross, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Kardashians & Jenners, Pete Davidson, Late Chadwin Boseman, Lil Nas X, Rihanna, and many more.
In fact, the world awaits these people every year as they can’t but amaze us in wonderful and creative attires.
The MET GALA 2022 Theme
The GALA is known for its theme in celebration of prominent legends, history and culture. This year’s theme is titled In America: An Anthology of Fashion. And it’s based on a two-part exhibition. The second part of the exhibition will “reflect the evolution of American style”, “explore the work of individual tailors, dressmakers, and designers.” This was made known by the Costume Institute’s Head Curator, Andrew Bolton.
Part one was, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.
The dress code for this year’s MET GALA is Gilded Glamour and White Tie. The dress code is in celebration of heroes who have pushed the envelope in the American design world. The event attendees are expected to appear in outfits inspired by period dramas of the last decades of the 19th century. That includes the use of high produced ball gowns and dresses with corsets, bustiers and puffy sleeves. The men and possibly women are expected in tailcoats, white waistcoats and white ties.
Who are we expecting at MET GALA 2022
Although the list will not be revealed until the night of the show, some prominent celebrities are expected to show at the event. Singer Rihanna, who has always graced the event with fashion statements (and understands the assignment), is expected to show with her bump. Rapper Megan Thee Stallion is also expected to make an appearance. Anna Wintour has also been confirmed. Designers like Italian Pierpaolo Piccioli, designer LaQuan Smith, and others are also expected to show up with their muses.
MET GALA 2022: Host
The co-hosts for this year include Director and Actor Regina King, Filmmaker Lin-Manuel Miranda and actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. Honorary chairs include the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Designer Tom Ford.
The live stream will kick start at 6pm E.T on May 2, 2022. It will also be available live across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter via the Vogue channels.
This year’s red carpet will be hosted by Vogue editor, Hamish Bowles, Actress Vanessa Hudges and American media personality La La Anthony.