This Year’s Met Gala Theme Is Called In America: A Lexicon of Fashion
Under normal circumstances, The Met Gala is held annually on the first Monday of May. The glamorous fashion soirée that was formerly known as the Costume Institute Gala has the goal of raising funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s referred to as the Met Ball and opens the institute’s spring fashion exhibit.
This year’s theme? will be, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, and will represent an exploration of the nation’s sartorial identity. It is expected to do a deep dive into American ingenuity and will open on September 18. The night will highlight everything from the glamour of Halston’s ’70s to Kerby Jean-Raymond’s powerful political vision for Pyer Moss and Rodarte’s ethereal edge.
Timothee Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Tennis Professional Naomi Osaka, and Poet Amanda Gorman Will Serve as Co-chairs for the Met Gala
The 2021 and 2022 Met Galas are both themed around America. The one that will take place on May 2, 2022, is titled In America: An Anthology of Fashion. Co-chairs this year will be actor Timothee Chalamet, singer Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman, and tennis player Naomi Osaka. Adam Mosseri, American designer Tom Ford, and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour will serve as honorary chairs.
Enthusiasts can watch The Met Gala red carpet during a Vogue magazine live stream that will be hosted by Keke Palmer and director Ilana Glazer. The last Met Gala in 2019 had a theme called Camp: Notes on Fashion and was curated by Andrew Bolton and based on an essay by Susan Sontag called Notes on Camp. Last year’s Met Gala was going to be called About Time: Fashion and Duration and focus on more than a century and a half of fashion.