Met Gala discloses its 2021 and 2022 plans, announces dates

On Monday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art disclosed that the 2021 and 2022 Met Gala will have a theme based on America.

The Met Gala is coming back. Not once, but twice. It’s the annual high-wattage celebration of fashion and celebrity.

The next two dates of the Met Gala’s have finally been announced!

On Monday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art disclosed that the 2021 and 2022 Met Gala will have a theme based on America. The former event will be held on September 13, 2021, and the latter one on May 2, 2022.

The forthcoming galas revolve around a two-part exhibit through The Costume Institute, of which Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is a trustee. Part 1 is entitled- In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, while Part 2 is entitled- In America: An Anthology of Fashion.

This year’s Gala will be “more intimate” than the regular fashion. It is considered “pending” in the wait of any COVID-19 government guidelines. The 2020 Met Gala was first postponed and later canceled due to the pandemic which has gripped the entire nation as well.

Max Hollein, the Marina Kellen French Director of The Met, said, “Fashion is both a harbinger of cultural shifts and a record of the forces, beliefs, and events that shape our lives. This two-part exhibition will consider how fashion reflects evolving notions of identity in America and will explore a multitude of perspectives through presentations that speak to some of the complexities of history with powerful immediacy. In looking at the past through this lens, we can consider the aesthetic and cultural impact of fashion on historical aspects of American life.”

“Responding to this shift, Part One of the exhibition will establish a modern vocabulary of American fashion based on the expressive qualities of clothing as well as deeper associations with issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion,” Andrew Bolton, the Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute said. “Part Two will further investigate the evolving language of American fashion through a series of collaborations with American film directors who will visualize the unfinished stories inherent in The Met’s period rooms.”

The first segment of the exhibit, which will open in the museum’s Anna Wintour Costume Center, will include American styles of the 20th and 21st centuries, from athletic apparel to contemporary designs. The exhibit, which will explore the shifting accentuation of American fashion based on sensations of dread, joy, solace, and much more, will likewise incorporate a developing, open-ended film by Melina Matsoukas.

The second segment of the exhibit, which will open in the museum’s American Wing period rooms, will grandstand women’s and men’s historical and contemporary dress dating from the 18th century until today. The exhibit will tell narratives going from individual to political to ideological through a series of three-dimensional cinematic “freeze frames” produced in collaboration with notable American film directors.

The two exhibits will close on September 5, 2022.