The Metropolitan Museum, also known as The Met, located in New York is famous for its iconic event of Vogue’s Met Gala. Starting in 1946, the Met Gala is a fashion fundraising event benefiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute that hosts one of the most well-known events of the year. Unfortunately, last year’s gala was cancelled, and the trend #metgalachallenge was in the works to comfort celebrities and fans as a distraction that there wasn’t a fashion event to attend. Celebrities posted old pictures of themselves on the red carpet reminiscing of their time at the Met Gala. They would then tag #metgalachallenge, and currently, under the hashtag, over 5000+ posts can be found. However, this year’s Met Gala is back in full swing and the A-List stars are not holding back with their creativity and vision in fashion.
Each year the Gala has a celebrity panel of co-chairs spreading and encouraging the youth to get involved with the arts. This year was the prime example of that – the four co-chairs of the 2021 Met Gala were actor Timothee Chalamet, singer/songwriter Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman, and tennis player Naomi Osaka.
America: A Lexicon of Fashion was the theme for the 2021 Met Gala–this meant that the main focus in the Art’s Costume Institute was the organizing principle of a patchwork quilt, which established a modern take on American fashion based on its expressive qualities that show America’s fashion value: fashion has the ability to change and shape lives through its personal connection to us all.