And the Best Dressed Goes to…
The Met Gala is one of fashion’s biggest nights — and it’s about to get even bigger. On Monday night, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that the event will be held at New York City’s iconic museum over four consecutive evenings in May. And with every year, the theme gets more and more elaborate. In fact, the theme for next year’s gala is “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” which was inspired by a series of lectures given by Jean-Paul Gaultier in 2016. The designer spoke about his childhood summers spent in France, where he would go camping with friends. He said he wanted to bring back those memories through his designs. This year, the theme is being led by Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine. She told WWD that she chose the theme because she felt like the world needed a reminder that “fashion can be fun and frivolous, but also serious and political.”
Ahead of the big day, we asked our favorite style icons what they think of the upcoming festivities. Here are their predictions for the best dressed list.
1. In this week’s episode of “Inside Amy Schumer,” Amy Schumer takes aim at the fashion industry, saying that designers don’t care about women’s bodies or health.
“I’m not going to lie, I’ve been thinking about this whole thing for a while now,” says Schumer, who has been vocal about her struggles with body image since she first started making comedy videos online. “And I just want to say something really important.”
“I feel like there’s a lot of pressure on girls to look a certain way,” she continues. “It’s so hard for me to find clothes that fit my body type. It’s not easy. There are no sizes for plus size people. I have to buy two different things. I have to buy a small and a medium. That’s how you know if your outfit fits right. But then I see these models in magazines and they’re all skinny as hell. They’re like stick figures. Like, ‘Oh yeah, I’d wear that.’ And I’m like, ‘No, you wouldn’t.'”
2. This week, the cast of “Saturday Night Live” took on the issue of gender pay inequality.
“We were talking about this last night,” says Kate McKinnon, who plays Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s former campaign manager. “Women make 77 cents to a man’s dollar. We need to change that.”
3. This week, “Glee” star Lea Michele posted an Instagram photo of herself wearing a dress made from recycled plastic bottles.
4. This week, “Game of Thrones” actress Maisie Williams wore a dress made entirely out of candy.
5. This week, model Karlie Kloss revealed that she had a breast reduction surgery after finding that her breasts were too large.
6. This week, singer Halsey shared a video of herself singing along to Taylor Swift’s hit song “Shake It Off.”
7. This week, pop star Ariana Grande showed off her new haircut.
8. This week, Lady Gaga debuted a new tattoo on her arm.
9. This week, Rihanna shared a picture of herself looking gorgeous in a long white gown.
10. This week, rapper Cardi B shared a selfie showing off her newly dyed hair.
11. This week, Kylie Jenner shared a photo of herself wearing a pair of sunglasses that read “Kylie Jenner.”
12. This week, Kim Kardashian West shared a photo of herself in a black leather jacket.
13. This week, Jennifer Lawrence shared a photo of herself looking stunning in a red Valentino dress.
14. This week, Victoria Justice shared a photo of herself posing in front of a mirror.
15. This week, Chrissy Teigen shared a photo of herself modeling a dress designed by Stella McCartney.
16. This week, Bella Thorne shared a photo of herself on set of her new movie, “The Perfectionists.”
When is the Met Gala 2022?
The Met Gala is one of fashion’s most coveted events. This year it marks its 75th anniversary. On Tuesday 3 May, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will host the gala, celebrating the second volume in a pair of exhibitions curated by Anna Wintour.
In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion opens on 18 September, and precedes the 2021 event on 13 September. The theme of the 2020 edition is American designers, while the next year’s theme is the history of women in fashion.
Met Gala 2022 Red Carpethis year will take place on Monday 2 May. Tickets go on sale on Friday 5 November.
What is the Met Gala 2022 theme?
The theme for the upcoming Met Gala is “In America: An Anthology Of Fashion.” The museum announced the theme Wednesday morning, along with a list of some of the designers who are participating in the event. They include Alexander Wang, Valentino Garavani, Tom Ford, Thom Browne, Zac Posen, Christopher Kane, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Prabal Gurung, Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Donatella Versace, Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Alberta Ferretti, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte and Rick Owens.
The Met Gala 2022 theme, explained
This year’s theme is inspired by the iconic film The Great Gatsby, which was set in 1920s New York City. For the event, attendees will wear outfits reflecting the era, including dresses and suits from the likes of Chanel, Givenchy, Valentino, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent. Guests will also enjoy cocktails served in vintage flasks, and champagne bottles adorned with gold foil.
In addition to celebrating the rich heritage of the city, the theme aims to pay homage to the current state of the art world. “We wanted to celebrate the creativity and innovation happening today,” explains Bolton. “And we hope it will inspire people to continue making great things.”
Who is hosting the Met Gala 2022?
The event will take place during New York Fashion Week in April and will feature performances by Rihanna, Chance the Rapper, Halsey, Camila Cabello, Zayn, and others. In addition to the fashion show, attendees will enjoy food and drinks from a number of restaurants including Bar Boulud, Le Bernardin, The Modern, The Spotted Pig, and many more.
What looks can we expect to see at the Met Gala 2022?
The fashion industry is gearing up for next year’s Met Gala, which will take place May 5, 2022. While there are still many unanswered questions about what attendees can expect, it seems like the event will continue to celebrate American style and culture.
Last year’s theme centered around America’s 50th anniversary of independence, so it makes sense that the theme for next year would be dedicated to the United States centennial. And while the 2020 theme hasn’t been announced just yet, some designers have already shared their ideas for the upcoming gala.
For example, Tom Ford told WWD he wants to “celebrate the beauty and strength of our nation.” He added, “I think I’ll do something patriotic, perhaps even a little militaristic.”
Marc Jacobs said he plans to use his signature brand aesthetic to pay homage to the country. “I’m always inspired by my love of America,” he told Vogue. “I want to make sure the world knows how great we are.”
Prabal Gurung echoed those sentiments, saying, “We’re celebrating our freedom, our democracy, and our unity. We’re proud of our country.”
He continued, “We’re looking forward to seeing people wearing clothes that reflect the pride and patriotism of the USA.”
In addition to honoring the country, the Met Gala is known for showcasing the hottest trends in fashion. Last year, celebrities rocked everything from Gucci to Balmain, Chanel to Givenchy. So, let’s hope that trend continues into 2022.
When did the Met Gala 2021 take place?
The Met Gala was originally scheduled to take place on May 5, 2020. However, it was postponed to June 8 because of the coronavirus outbreak. On April 27, the museum announced that it had been cancelled indefinitely. But now, according to Vanity Fair, there will be a second iteration of the event in 2021, with a different theme. This time around, the theme will focus on American fashion. And to celebrate the occasion, the museum will hold a special exhibition called “In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion.”
This exhibition will include costumes worn by stars like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner, Anna Wintour, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Lupita Nyong’o, Miley Cyrus, Carla Bruni, Olivia Palermo, Michelle Obama, Adele, Amy Schumer, Alicia Keys, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Julia Roberts, Kristen Stewart, Kerry Washington, Emma Watson, Zendaya, Charlize Theron, Jada Pinkett Smith, Halle Berry, Hillary Clinton, Diane Von Furstenberg, Angela Bassett, Tilda Swinton, Elle Fanning, Sarah Hyland, Naomi Campbell, Rosario Dawson, Pharrell Williams, Gigi Hadid, Chrissy Teigen, Kendall Jenner, Bella Thorne, Gabourey Sidibe, Emily Ratajkowski, Janelle Monáe, Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, Margot Robbie, Demi Lovato, Nicole Kidman, Eva Longoria, Amber Rose, Keke Palmer, Hailee Steinfeld, Priyanka Chopra, Rita Ora, Viola Davis, Blake Lively, Ashley Graham, Camila Cabello, Dakota Johnson, Zoe Kravitz, Dua Lipa, Meghan Markle, Jennifer Garner, Rachel Weisz, Lily Collins, Chanel Iman, Sofia Vergara, Constance Wu, Amandla Stenberg, Millie Bobby Brown, Awkwafina, Cardi B, Laverne Cox, Christina Hendricks, Rashida Jones, Lena Dunham, Issa Rae, Yara Shahidi, Grace Van Patten, Mary J. Blige, Chloë Sevigny, Felicity Huffman, and many others.
What was the Met Gala 2021 theme?
Andrew Bolton, the curator in chief of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, announced the theme for the museum’s annual gala on Tuesday night. This year’s theme is “American Ingenuity,” which celebrates American designers, as well cultural, political and social moments that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I think we are in a moment where there is a lot of uncertainty about what America looks like right now,” Bolton said in his opening statement. “And I think that the idea of American ingenuity is something that is very much in our DNA. We are a nation that always finds a way.”
When asked how the event could be relevant given the current climate, Bolton responded, “We are living in a world right now where Americans are inventing things every day to try to keep people safe and to help them survive. So I think we are seeing some of those ideas come out into the public sphere.”