As is the case every year, the Costume Institute has enlisted a host of celebrities to co-chair the event, and this year Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively will take the reins.
Regina King and Lin-Manuel Miranda will be the co-chairs and official hosts.
Organized annually by Vogue and held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the event marks the start of the Costume Institute’s fashion exhibit, which takes place annually.
This year’s theme is Gilded Glamour, as well as White Tie, which is intended to be a reference to old-style 19th-century industrialization, as well as highlighting themes such as the haves and have-nots.
The Gala began in 1948 and was exclusively attended by the upper echelons of New York society, from fashion designers to the city’s elite and wealthiest.
Now, people from the world of entertainment, fashion and business, and beyond, can attend.
Here’s everything you need to know about who could attend this year’s star-studded event.
Which celebrities could attend this year’s Met Gala?
As is the case every year, the exact guest list for the event is unknown, however, there are a number of predictions we can make about who will attend.
Tradition is that each year a selection of celebrities and designers are selected to co-chair the event along with Anne Wintour.
In 2021, Anna selected actor Timothée, musician Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis star Naomi Osaka serve as hosts, with honorary host chairmen including Tom Ford and Adam Mosseri.
Anna calls the shots on every invitation to the event and stars expected to attend include Dakota Johnson, Eileen Gu, Megan Thee Stallion and newlyweds Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz Beckham.
One celebrity rumored to definitely be attending this year’s event is Taylor Swift, but she hasn’t been seen climbing the steps since 2016, so it’s not sure if she’ll be attending this year.
Other names expected to attend this year include Rihanna, the newly engaged KarJenners Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, and Megan Thee Stallion, for starters.
Katy Perry is believed to be taking a night off from her Las Vegas residence to attend this year, causing page six that she is ‘going to play a completely different card’.
Adele, Kim Kardashian and boyfriend pete davidson, billie eilish and brother Finneas, actors Timothy Chalamet, Kristen Stewart and Gemma Chan, and musicians Harry styles, Taylor SwiftYou, Hailee Steinfeld and Camila Hair Everyone has reportedly been invited to this year’s event.
Directors Sofia Coppola, Chloé Zhao and Martin Scorsese are also expected to attend as they are part of the in-house show, which is not televised and is kept exclusive to guests.
How many people attend the Met Gala?
The Met Gala usually hosts around 600 attendees. However, a much smaller number attended in 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic.
What is the theme of Met Gala 2022?
This year’s theme is Gilded Glamour, and speaking of which in fashionAndrew Bolton, senior curator of the Museum of Modern Art’s Costume Institute, said the fashion stories shown in the 13-room exhibit “will really reflect the evolution of American style, but will also explore the work of tailors, dressmakers, and designer.’
White Tie is similar to Black Tie, however White Tie is the most elite form of dress and is often adopted by guests of the highest caliber, including royalty.
The attire for White Tie consists of a white bow tie, a white waistcoat, and an evening tails.
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