What Is The Met Gala

The Met Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit is an annual fundraising gala held for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. It is popularly regarded as the world's most prestigious and glamorous fashion event and social gathering and is known as "fashion's biggest night" . The event is attended by celebrities, fashion designers, models, and other prominent figures in the fashion industry .

The Met Gala is a charity event that is considered a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It has traditionally been timed to mark the opening of its annual fashion exhibition. Year after year, the event raises eight-figure sums .

The Met Gala is known for its extravagant themes and dress codes that are often inspired by the museum's exhibitions. The themes are announced months before the event and are meant to inspire guests' outfits . For example, in 2019, the theme was "Camp: Notes on Fashion," which was inspired by Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on Camp." The theme encouraged guests to dress in over-the-top and exaggerated outfits .