Preview of the Met Gala 2021

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Ava Highland, Entertainment Editor, Staff Writer

While it is typically held on the first Monday of May, the Met Gala 2021 will instead be held on September 13. And, as opposed to being its usual large event, this year it will be more intimate. 

With the exception of last year, the Met Gala has been an annual event since 1948 and is held to fundraise for an upcoming exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, each year with a new theme. Some past themes have been, ¨Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination¨ in 2018, and in 2019, ¨Camp: Notes on Fashion.¨ Vogue.com describes the gala as the ¨fashion world equivalent of the Oscars.¨

The exhibit will be shown in two parts, the first on September 18 and the second on May 5, 2022. Part one of the exhibit is titled, ¨In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,¨ and will be held in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Part two of the exhibit is called, ¨In America: An Anthology of Fashion,¨ which will be found in the period rooms of the American Wing. Both displays will showcase modern American art and development in American fashion. They will both run through September 5, 2022. 

This year’s theme will celebrate American fashion, and it is titled as American Independence. According to Vogue.com, these outfits could range anywhere from ¨flashy star-spangled outfits” to classic gowns made by American Designers. 

The co-chairs for this year will be Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka. To add to her list of accomplishments, Billie Eilish will be the youngest person to ever co-chair the gala. Each of the four were chosen because of the mark they have made on fashion. Both Eilish and Chalament showcase their individuality in the clothes they wear, and have been an inspiration to others aspiring for their confidence in style choices. Naomi Osaka, a tennis champion, has stood out with her wardrobe of bright and colorful pieces. The poet Amanda Gorman, made her mark in the fashion world after signing with IMG Models. 

Along with the four co-chairs Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri and Anna Wintour are the gala’s honorary chairs. 

Although the event might differ as opposed to years past, fans in the fashion and art world are eager to await the return of the Met Gala.