Recent years have been scarce with lavish events where famous people could show their beautiful custom-made designer clothes. So when talks about the Met Gala 2021 started, people were very much into seeing what their favorite celebrities were going to look like. Of course, not all people find these events important and see them more like a vanity fair. Having this in mind, soon after the pictures of this year’s Met Gala event were shared, the internet was filled with funny memes mocking stars and their outfit choices. Which one of these 55 reactions do you like the most? Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments down below!
What is the Met Gala? We might think that this is another event that gathers all the celebrities in their posh outfits, but the Met Gala, or Costume Institute Gala, is a fundraising ball for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute based in New York.
The very first gala was held in 1948 to raise money for the new Costume Insitute. The gala also marks the opening of the annual exhibition. Since then, this ball is known as one of the most important events of the social elite.
People who are interested in the Met Gala each year get to see a variety of extravagant pieces of clothing, very much reminiscent of costumes. These outfits vary according to the theme that is picked to represent the annual exhibition. This year’s topic was “American Independence,” so the guests and designers had the opportunity to express their ideas on the matter through various national elements and colors.
For those who are interested in numbers, in 2019, the ball raised 15 million dollars. According to New York Times, the tickets for this event cost 30,000 dollars. And even if this sum of money would not be a problem to the biggest celebrity guests, it is known that the guestlist for this event is prepared all year long. It is also very common for some celebrities to be invited by designers whose pieces they later wear at the ball.