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TOPIC: Met Gala 2016

Met Gala 2016 05 May 2016 07:58 #9695

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Last nigh the Met Gala give us a futuristic look on how fashion will look in the coming era and seasons. The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fund-raising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, is a extravaganza social occasion with special entertainments or performances. Held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Costume Institute also know as the fashion department, the only one of the Met’s curatorial departments that has to fund itself.

The Met Ball is an annual event that is hosted by Vogue magazine to celebrate the opening of the Metropolitan Museum's fashion exhibit Anna Wintour. Wintour is the editor of American Vogue and the artistic director of Condé Nast, took over as chairwoman of the gala in 1999. Since then, she has been instrumental in transforming a philanthropic event into the ultimate global celebrity sha-bang all in the names from fashion, add film, politics and business. It is among the hardest party tickets of the year to get and thus intensely coveted.

Tickets this year are $30,000 apiece, and tables are $275,000. The party and exhibit are sponsored (this year Apple is the main underwriter), so all the money raised from ticket sales goes to the Costume Institute. Last year, more than $12.5 million was raised. Of course, not everyone pays for a ticket. Brands often invite celebrities to be their guests and sit at their table, and Wintour also often invites up-and-coming designers who might not be able to afford a ticket and scatters them around the event. This year them Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology. If you missed the star-studded Gala this year, make sure to mare your calendar for the first Monday in May 2017.
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