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The Met Gala 2021 happened on a smaller scale last September, however, it’s back in full force this spring, with the Met Gala red carpet 2022 promising to be the fashion extravaganza we’ve been accustomed to in previous years.
Both the theme and the hosts have been revealed, and it’s an understatement to say it’s going to be fabulous. Here’s everything we know so far.
What is the Met Gala 2022 theme?
And this year’s theme is… In America: An Anthology of Fashion. It is a continuation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition for the Costume Institute: In America: A Lexicon of Fashion. Both part of the exhibition will be on display until 5th September 2022.
This second part ‘will present narratives that explore the development of American fashion as they relate to the complex and layered histories of those spaces’ and includes ‘roughly 100 captivating examples of men’s and women’s dress highlighting designers and dressmakers who worked in the U.S. from the 19th century to the mid-late 20th century’.
In September, we saw an ode to American designers and trends – let us not forget Kim Kardashian’s all-in-one t-shirt – and we’re expecting more of this on the Met Gala red carpet this May, and perhaps even some vintage-inspired looks..
When is the Met Ball 2022?
We are back to the normal Met Ball schedule, which is the first Monday of May. This year, this falls on Monday 2nd May 2022.
Who will host the Met Gala 2022?
Expect a ceremony full of sass and incredible fashion, because it has been announced that Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will be the co-chairs of the event. They join designer Tom Ford, head of Instagram Adam Mosseri, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour who are the event’s honorary co-chairs.
How to watch the Met Gala 2022 in UK?
The Met Gala 2022 red carpet will air on E! at 6 pm E.T, which means it will hit the small screen at 11 pm UK time.
For those wishing to stay up to check out the fabulous outfits and celebrity guests, you can live stream the red carpet through Vogue’s social channels, which include Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Can you watch the Met Gala in person?
If you’re in NYC you can attempt to see the action from the red carpet (read: huddled in crowds across the street with A LOT of people in front of you) but honestly when you can stream directly to your phone from the comfort of your sofa, why would want to?
It used to be called the Costume Institute Gala
Fun fashion fact for you there. The gala’s been going since 1946, which makes this year’s party the 72nd annual event. How will the fashion elite celebrate? With bolder hairdos, flashier jewels and even more enormous couture ensembles than ever before, we’d guess.
Met Gala themes over the years
1995: Haute Couture
1996: Christian Dior
1997: Gianni Versace
1998: Cubism and Fashion
1999: Rock Style
2000: No gala presented
2001: Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years
2003: Goddess: The Classical Mode
2004: Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th Century
2005: The House of Chanel
2006: AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion
2007: Poiret: King of Fashion 2008: Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy
2009: The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion
2010: American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity
2011: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
2012: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations
2013: Punk: Chaos to Couture
2014: Charles James: Beyond Fashion
2015: China: Through the Looking Glass
2016: Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology
2017: Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between
2018: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
2019: Camp: Notes on Fashion
2022: In America: A Lexicon of Fashion