The Costume Institute Announces 2021 Met Gala

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Adam Bear, Staff Writer

In early April, the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the host of the Met Gala, announced the event would be returning for 2021 after it was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Met Gala, which is a fundraiser for the Costume Institute, is considered the biggest event of the year for fashion, and is attended by the most prominent American celebrities wearing the world’s premier haute couture designer labels. The event is chaired by Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, whose tenure has transformed the gala into the major event that it is today.

The 2021 Met gala is to occur this September, rather than the traditional first Monday in May, and the theme will be an exploration of American fashion. The institute has not provided any further details about the event, only saying it would be a “more intimate event” that would obey government guidelines.

The 2022 Met Gala has also been announced, and it is set to be on the first Monday in May, just eight months after the 2021 Gala.