The Most Fashionable Event Of The Year: MET Gala

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With this year’s MET Gala right around the corner, we are filled with anticipation to see what the celebrities will wear to what is considered, next to that of the Academy Awards, the biggest red carpet event of the year and the dresses that will grace its steps the first Monday in May.

The MET Ball is always a fantasia of fabulous costume dresses. Head-to-toe glamour is order of the day, but for this elegant annual occasion we can never wait to see how they make it suit the theme.

What is the MET Gala?

The MET Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the MET Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The event marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibition.

When it takes place?

This big event takes place every year on the first Monday of May and this year it will be hold on the 4th of May. This year, it celebrates its 44th anniversary.

Who’s coming?

The most fashionable event of the year is hosting personalities from the arts, fashion, high-society, film and music.

What’s the purpose?

This glamorous event is held in order to raise money for the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art. Last year there was raised the record amount of $12 million.

What’s the theme?

Each year the event has a theme, and includes a cocktail hour and a formal dinner. Through the years there were themes from the “Fashion Plate” in 1971 to “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” in 2011.

So, this year’s theme would be “Chinese Whispers”, and the question that brings automatically in our mind is:  “What on earth … are people going to wear?”

Till then, let’s see the most spectacular appearances on the red carpet till now!

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Jackie Kennedy at the Costume Institute Gala “Fashions of The Hapsburg Era.”, 1979.

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Cher at the Costume Institute Gala, “Costumes of Royal India”, 1985.

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Anna Wintour wearing Christian Dior Haute Couture at “Goddess: The Classical Mode” 2003

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Scarlett Johansson in Calvin Klein, “Dangerous Liaisons”, 2004

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Kate Moss at the 2009 Met Gala “The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion” next to Marc Jacobs

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Beyonce at Met Gala in 2012, “Schiaparelli and Prada Impossible Conversations”

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Nicole Richie in 2013 at the Met Gala “Punk: Chaos to Couture”

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Sarah Jessica Parker last year at “Charles James: Beyond Fashion”

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Marion Cotillard wore Dior Haute Couture at the 2014 Met Gala

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David and Victoria Beckham last year at the Met Gala

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