The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced on April 12th that the 2021 Met Gala is on. The event, typically held the first Monday of May, will occur on September 13th. It is being considered a more intimate version of the event. It was also announced that the theme will be “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” straying away from the theme of the cancelled 2020 gala (“About Time: Fashion and Duration,” inspired by Virginia Woolf and Henri Bergson), which was a causality of the coronavirus pandemic. A larger event will be held on May 2, 2022, with the theme “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.” While there is no official word on who will host this year’s gala, the Times has reported that Amanda Gorman, a 23 year old poet and activist known for being the inaugural poet at President Biden’s inauguration, is being eyed for the position. Past hosts include Harry Styles, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Taylor Swift, and Oprah Winfrey.
While entry into the event is exclusive and comes with a $30,000 price tag, the Met Gala is a global affair with people around the world judging and recreating the outfits of the A-list celebrities in attendance.