18.05.07 Met Gala

May 8, 2018

“The Party of the Year”

Celebrities & Fashionistas
Gather For the Met Gala

In the fashion world, there are few dates as important as the first Monday in May.

Flip For Why It Matters

Toughest Ticket in Town

The invitation-only tickets are $30K a piece & tables are about $275K, according to NYT.

All of the money from ticket sales goes to the Costume Institute, which it needs because it is the only one of the Met’s departments that funds itself.

Last year, $12 million was raised.

Met Gala: Did You Know?

  • Pres. Trump proposed to his wife, Melania, during 2004 gala.
  • Attendees are banned from posting on social media after the red carpet.
  • Anna Wintour has final say over every invitation & attendee; each guest must be approved.
  • Under Wintour’s reign, the Met Gala has raised $145M for the Costume Institute.

The 2018 Met Gala’s theme is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” We can only guess what celebrities choose to wear for their “Sunday Best.”

by Jenna Lee,