may, 2019

06may6:00 pm11:00 pmThe Met Costume Institute Gala, May 6, New York CityThe Metropolitan Museum

more

Event Details

The Met Costume Institute Gala, May 6, New York City

Met Gala 2019: Everything You Need To Know

From the date to the theme and everything else in between, here’s all you need to know about the Oscars of the fashion world: the Met Gala 2019.

What is the Met Gala 2019 theme?

Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute, has framed the exhibition around Susan Sontag’s seminal 1964 essay Notes on “Camp”, which posited different ways in which the concept could be construed. Bolton told Hamish Bowles that he found Sontag’s writings so timely with what is going on culturally and politically that, “[he] felt it would have a lot of cultural resonance.” Read Bowles’s full musings on what the Met Gala 2019 theme

REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

What is the Met Gala?

The Costume Institute Gala at New York‘s Metropolitan Museum of Art is the biggest event on the fashion fundraising calendar. Founded by publicist Eleanor Lambert, the benefit was first held in 1948 to encourage donations from New York’s high society. In its modern incarnation, the most famous faces from the realms of fashion, film, music and art come together to raise money for the Met’s Costume Institute and celebrate the grand opening of its latest exhibition. The night is centred on the theme of the new exhibition, with previous themes encompassing everything from Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, to Manus x Machina, Punk: Chaos to Couture and China: Through the Looking Glass. This year’s exhibition theme isCamp: Notes On Fashion.

When is the Met Gala 2019?

The Met Gala takes place on the first Monday of May, which this year falls on May 6. Red-carpet coverage normally begins at 7pm local time, when team Vogue will begin reporting on all the outfit details.

Where will the Met Gala 2019 take place?

The Met Gala always takes place in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The night begins with a cocktail hour, in which guests walk the red carpet and explore the new exhibition, before sitting down to dinner and the evening’s performances. The odds are on Lady Gaga and Harry Styles, this year’s co-chairs, to take to the stage.

What is the Met Gala 2019 theme?

Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute, has framed the exhibition around Susan Sontag’s seminal 1964 essay Notes on “Camp”, which posited different ways in which the concept could be construed. Bolton told Hamish Bowles that he found Sontag’s writings so timely with what is going on culturally and politically that, “[he] felt it would have a lot of cultural resonance.” Read Bowles’s full musings on what the Met Gala 2019 theme

Time

(Monday) 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

The Met Museum

1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

0 Comments

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

©2015-2019 Meet Me At The Opera created by Opera lovers for Opera lovers MMATO

CONTACT US

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?

X