With May quickly approaching, I wanted to take some time to dive into an event that is coming up that fascinates me! Its the Met Gala! It is held every year on the first Monday of May, and it is dubbed, 'Fashion's biggest night out!'
And rightfully so! The fashion at the red carpet for the Met Gala is unbelievable!
The attendees -Hollywood's best- really go all out for the event! And the bolder -the better!
Of course, it is also a huge night for designers as well. As their designs will be up front and center for the world to see!
So, with that all said, lets dive into the Met Gala a little bit today!
Only kidding! (Sort of!)
It has been around for a lot longer than I realized! It was founded in 1948(!) by a lady by the name of Eleanor Lambert. It was not until 1995 that Anna Wintour -the Editor-in-Chief of Vouge- became involved in the event. But once she did, Anna Wintour essentially took over the event. She ultimately has the final say as to who attends and who does not. And apparently you can be uninvited! So, it is best to stay on her good side!
And it is truly breathtaking to watch how the celebs and designers interpret these themes and bring a vision to life. A lot of the looks are very over to top intentionally. It is a costume gala after all! They lean hard into it and I am here for it!
One of the most interesting things about the Met Gala in my opinion is the rule that once it begins, no one -other than the attendees- really knows what goes on at the event. That is because there is a strict no phone policy in place once the guests head inside.
The secretiveness only adds to the exclusivity of it! Making it all the more fascinating -well to me anyway! But while it does serve that purpose as well, the main reason for the rule is because they want guests to be present for the event, instead of focused on their phones.
While we don't know everything that goes on inside, we do know a few things. They have a really nice dinner. The seating chart is very thought out to accommodate with networking and mingling. And Rihanna once performed on a table!
How about that!
And you better believe that come Monday, May 1st, you'll be seeing a follow up post that covers all of this year's Met Gala red carpet! I cannot wait!
I know, I know, you guys can't either.... that's why I love you! =D
Thanks for reading! I will see you on Friday!