Met Gala 2017: The Least You Should Know
You don’t have to be into gorgeous gowns and red carpets to care about the Met Gala 2017. Turns out, it’s fashion’s most important party but there is more to it than celebrity photo-ops. It’s actually an invitation-only fundraiser to benefit New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. There is also a themed dress code to kick off the launch of the museum’s spring exhibition. It’s so exciting to scroll through social media to marvel over the designer pieces, extravagant jewelry, and flawless faces but we thought would put together a list of the basic things you need to know about the highly anticipated event. It’s always good to know a little bit… for conversational purposes, you know! #thatGraySpace
Met Gala 2017: Things You Need to Know
When Is the Met Gala?
It used to be held in late April but lately it’s been held on the first Monday in May. It is to fashion lovers what the fourth Thursday in November is to foodies. This year the first Monday fall on May 1, 2017, so mark your calendars and get ready for your timelines to bleed red carpet inside scoops. The red carpet madness starts around 7PM, but we know the extra fabulous super celebs will probably be a little late.
How Much Does It Cost to Go To The Met Gala?
According to the Huffington post, the event is free if you are one of the invited A-list celebrities. I am sure you have to be a top notch celebrity to get one of those invites. Other guests may have to ditch out $30,000 per ticket or $275,000 for a table. With around 700 guest at the event, that is a hell of a lot of money raised. It’s no wonder why most of us will be find obsessing via our smart phones.
Who Get’s to Go?
Basically, the fashion industry’s royalty will be there. Top designers, celebrities, models, and editors. All of the who’s-who in entertainment will be expected to be there but fashion bloggers, and social media influencers will be watching closer to get inspiration on how to transfer the red carpet looks into affordable fashion that we can wear everyday.
What is the Theme This Year?
2017’s them is “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the in between” which is exactly what the entire website is focused; that “In between” stage of all parts of life. It’s dedicated to a well known, well respected, and most influential Japanese fashion designer, Rei Kawakubo who launched her label, Comme des Garçons, in 1969.
According to Metmuseum.org, the thematic show will feature approximately 150 examples of Kawakubo’s womenswear for Comme des Garçons dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection.
The galleries will illustrate the designer’s revolutionary experiments in “in-betweenness”—the space between boundaries. Objects will be organized into eight aesthetic expressions of interstitiality in Kawakubo’s work: Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Design/Not Design, Model/Multiple, Then/Now, High/Low, Self/Other, Object/Subject, and Clothes/Not Clothes. Kawakubo breaks down the imaginary walls between these dualisms, exposing their artificiality and arbitrariness.