Met Gala will come-back for 2021 as two-part American fashion exhibition
The Metropolitan Museum of Art officially announced that its Met Gala with Vogue will comeback on September 13 with an American theme, after we only broke the news a week ago.
The museum sent out a press release on Monday that the exhibit — which coincides with Vogue’s ball — will open in two parts, with a year between them.
“In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” will open September 18, and will “explore American fashion,” from sportswear to contemporary designers.
Held in the Anna Wintour Costume Center, the show has been inspired by the pandemic and will be set up in an fictional home — with rooms set up to reflect emotions like fear, loneliness and happiness, per the release.
Custodian Andrew Bolton clarified, “Connections to our homes have become more emotional, as have those to our clothes. For American fashion, this had meant an increased emphasis on sentiment over practicality.”
Part two, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” will open May 5 one year from now in the American Wing and “explore the development of American fashion by presenting narratives that relate to the complex and layered histories of those spaces.”
The exhibit will feature clothing from the eighteenth century to the present time.
On Friday, They exclusively detailed that the Met Gala, which raises funds for the Costume Institute, would return in the wake of being dropped a year ago because of the pandemic. They additionally only announced that writer Amanda Gorman is being looked at as host, alongside CFDA administrator Tom Ford. Gorman is on the front of Vogue’s May issue.
The celebration — typically held the first Monday of May — has been pushed to September 13. A source said it will not be on the main Monday, since that date is now involved by Labor Day.
“Even Anna Wintour can’t change a federal holiday,” said the insider.
The black-tie ball is known as fashion’s biggest night, and has included guests from Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian to Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and CAA’s Bryan Lourd.