The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s Costume Center. It also serves as an opening celebration for the institute’s annual fashion exhibit. It is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive social events in New York and one of the biggest fundraising nights of the city with a reported nine million dollars raised in 2013. The affair, attended by personalities from the arts, fashion and entertainment, has been held at the Met since 1971 and is considered to be the fashion industry’s premier annual red carpet event.
This year’s show is “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” best known as an architect of fashion who “sculpted” his dresses, many of which remain incredibly iconic today.
Look at the pictures below and see how celebrities looked on the red carpet at the Met Gala.
Enjoy and stay up for more next time.