The 2018 Met Gala will be held today Monday May 7 in New York The fashion fundraising event will give donations and proceeds towards the Met’s Costume Institute. The event will be held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and kicks off the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit.
Themes in the past include honoring Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garçon, “China: Through the Looking Glass” and in 2016 theme “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” and 2013 theme, “Punk: Chaos to Couture.”
The theme for this year is “Heavenly Bodies”
Katy Perry 2016
The exhibit will focuses on how the church and religion influenced fashion. A variety of items from the Sistine Chapel, some which have never left the Vatican before now will be featured . The Metropolitan Museum of Art will launch its biggest Costume Institute collection yet on Monday. Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, featuring couture from fashion brands including Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, and Schiaparelli alongside 41 pieces of ecclesiastical dress on loan from the Vatican, will explore the intersection of the sacred and the profane , with the role dress plays within the Roman Catholic Church and the role the Roman Catholic Church plays within the fashionable imagination.”
Kim Kardaian in Balmain Met Gala 2016
Solange Knowles Met Gala 2017