The 2018 Met Gala is not only fashion’s most important night of the year but it’s also the most-watched red carpet.
It's the event where President Trump proposed to Melania and Taylor Swift danced her way into a romance with Tom Hiddleston and the night that provoked Jay-Z, Beyonce and Solange's infamous elevator fight.
Traditionally held on the first Monday in May, the 2018 Met Gala brings together the biggest names in entertainment, fashion and politics for one night of revelry in New York.
THE STAR-STUDDED GUEST LIST
Only Hollywood's biggest award shows boast guest lists that rival that of the invitation-only Met Gala. Anna Wintour has final say over every attendee and celebrities from A-list entertainers to political heavyweights mingle together at the event.
2018 MET GALA THEME
The theme for the 2018 Met Gala was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, exploring the intersections of fashion with the practices and traditions of Catholicism. The exhibit featured 50 pieces on loan from the Vatican, some which have never exited the city’s walls and an additional 150 pieces inspired by Catholicism, including designs by Coco Chanel, John Galliano and Christian Dior.
2018 MET GALA RED CARPET
See here some of our favourite red carpet arrivals from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to Bella Hadid and of course the woman who pulls together fashion’s biggest night: American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Not to mention this year’s 2018 co-hosts—Rihanna, Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace—who have truly embraces the theme.
WHAT IS THE MET GALA?
Presided over by American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour since 1995, the Met Gala has become an annual celebration of fashion featuring some of the world’s biggest stars (Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are all regulars.) But it’s not just a party for a party’s sake - officially it’s a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, timed to mark the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibition. The event consistently raises eight-figure sums, with last year’s edition raising a record $13.5 million.
As always, the event will take place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City’s Upper East Side. An army of nearly 200 photographers will be scattered across the red carpet waiting for attendees to arrive.