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Met Gala 2021

Met Gala 2021, is here to stay and embark on many the definition of American history of fashion.

Met Gala, which was formerly known as the Costume Institute Gala and/or Costume Institute Benefit is an annual fundraising gala that is held to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York, marking the opening of the Costume Institute’s Fashion Exhibit. Every year, a particular theme is given for the gest’s to go by, and the tone of the evening is set to a formal dress to match the theme. Met Gala 2021

The history and beginning of the Met Gala is a fascinating one, as today it is one of the biggest and most awaited events in the Fashion World. Celebrities adorn themselves with accessories and one of a kind costumes that make a bold statement. Over the past 40 years, there have been over 45 themes, and over thirty three thousand objects on display that represent the seventh century of clothing and accessories. Met Gala 2021

Every theme that has so far been represented at Met Gala are mentioned below, along with the upcoming themes:

Themes And Dates Of Met Gala’s From 1973 To 2022
Gala Date  Themes 
March 21, 1973 The World Of Balenciaga
December 12, 1973 The 10s, the 20s, the 30s: Inventive Clothes: 1930-1939
November 20, 1974 Romantic and Glamorous Hollywood Design
December 10, 1975 American Women Of Style
December 6, 1976 The Glory Of Russian Costume
December 12, 1977 Vanity Fair: A Treasure Trove
November 20, 1978 Diaghilev: Costumes and Designs Of The Ballets Russes
December 3, 1979 Fashions Of The Habsburg Era: Austria-Hungary
December 9, 1980 The Manchu Dragon: Costumes Of China, The Chi’ng Dynasty
December 7, 1981 The Eighteenth Century Woman
December 6, 1982 La Belle Époque
December 5, 1983 Yves Saint Laurent: 25 Years Of Design
December 3, 1984 Man And The House
December 9, 1985 Costumes Of Royal India
December 8, 1986 Dance
December 7, 1987 A Tribute To Diana Vreeland
December 5, 1988 From Queen To Empress: Victorian Dress 1873-1877
December 4, 1989 The Age Of Napoleon Costume From Revolution to Empire, 1789 – 1815
December 3, 1990 Théàtre De La Mode – Fashion Dolls: The Survival Of Haute Couture

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December 9, 1991 No Theme, as no concurrent costume exhibition was held.
December 7, 1992 Fashion And History: A Dialogue
December 6, 1993 Diana Vreeland: Immoderate Style
December 5, 1994 Orientalism: Vision Of The Eat In Western Dress
December 4, 1995 Haute Couture
December 9, 1996 Christian Dior
December 8, 1997 Gianni Versace
December 7, 1998 Cubism And Fashion
December 6, 1999 Rock Style
April 23, 2001 Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years
April 28, 2003 Goddess: The Classic Mode
April 26, 2004 Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion And Furniture In The 18th Century
May 2, 2005 The House OF Chanel
May 1, 2006 AngloMania: Tradition And Transgression In The British Fashion
May 7, 2007 Poiret: King Of Fashion
May 5, 2008 Superheroes: Fashion And Fantasy
May 4, 2009 The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion
May 3, 2010 American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity
May 2, 2011 Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
May 7, 2012 Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations

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May 6, 2013 Punk: Chaos To Couture
May 5, 2014 Charles James: Beyond Fashion
May 4, 2015 China: Through The Looking Glass
May 2, 2016 Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology
May 1, 2017 Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between
May 7, 2018 Heavenly Bodies: Fashion And The Catholic Imagination
May 6, 2019 Camp: Notes On Fashion
May 4, 2020 About Time: Fashion And Duration (Cancelled due to on-going pandemic)
September 13, 2021 In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
May 2, 2022 In America: An Anthology Of Fashion

Met Gala 2021 is going to be a two-part exploration of American Fashion. The first part of the exploration will be held on the 13th of September, 2021. The theme is ‘In American: A Lexicon Of Fashion’.

Met Gala 2021 5This theme was chosen to celebrate and enhance American fashion. With the on-going pandemic, many have falsely stated that the end of American fashion is here. In order to prove that American fashion is an ever thriving world, the Costume Institute has consciously chosen this theme, despite the politics that are being involved. Though American fashion has suffered huge loss during this on-going pandemic, there is no sign of giving up. Through this theme, it seems like American fashion is going through a renaissance with young designers at the vanguard of discussion covering diversity, inclusion, sustainability and conscious creativity. The theme is heavily focused on contemporary designs.

Met Gala 2021 will be a movement of American Fashion, proving that the world is thriving and alive. This Met Gala will be Chaired by Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka. The guest list seems like an interesting one, as so far the confirmed guests are of some well known and recently gained popularity social media stars, James Charles, Addison Rae, Charlie D’Amelio, along with the ever young Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian.

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