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Met Gala 2021 Is Officially Happening: What We Know So Far

The Metropolitan Museum of Art just announced the first details of the next Met Gala. As with every other event in 2020, last year’s Met was canceled. As May 2021 is almost here, Covid has not left the building yet. That’s why the museum announced that the Met Gala will be held on September 13th of 2021.

It has been a while since we were able to drool over Met Gala looks. Thank god we had 2019 Camp: Notes on Fashion Met Gala outfits to keep us going this long. The gala will be held much later this year in the hope that the vaccine rollout in the United States will be almost complete so that all attendees have had the chance to get fully vaccinated.

What We Know So Far

With the date being set on the second Monday of September (the first is an official holiday) no co-chairs have been announced yet. Many had hoped that the ever-so-important 2020 theme About Time: Fashion and Duration would stay, but the Met chose a different theme: In America: a Lexicon of Fashion. The theme is an ode to American-made fashion and will be held in two parts, 2021 and 2022. The Met theme for 2022 (scheduled as normal in May) will be, respectively, In America: An Anthology of Fashion.

Normally the Met museum was set to celebrate its 150 birthday during the gala of 2020. So we are sure that the late 2021 edition will be a massive party. If only we could get an invite…

Photo credits: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cass Bird

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