What is the Met Gala?
Perhaps you're not totally clued-up with the art and fashion world. But that's fine, we have the details. To spell it out, the 'Met Gala' is 'The Costume Institute Gala at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and it's the largest event on the calendar for fashion fundraising. The event was founded by the publicist Eleanor Lambert in 1948 and was held to encourage donations from the high society of New York. Today, it involves the most celebrated faces from the realms of music, art and film uniting together to raise money for the Met's Costume Institute and celebrate the big opening of it's newest exhibition. Creatively, the night is centred on a theme. Previous themes have included
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 prior themes including everything from Manus x Machina and Punk: Chaos to Couture to China: Through the Looking Glass. The exhibition this year was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.
Interestingly, the exhibition will address the influence of liturgical and religious clothing on fashion, from Cristóbal Balenciaga to Donatella Versace, Vogue.com reported. About 150 ensembles are scheduled to be placed on display, involving pieces by John Galliano and Coco Chanel, of whom was educated by nuns. Here are some of the most incredible and inspired outfits of the do.