Ah the Met. The child of fashion and pop culture. The opportunity for all those thousands of kilometres away from an invitation to serve judgement and feast gazing eyes upon the looks. And now TikTok has a seat at the table? Tonight, September 13, all will be revealed.
This year’s Met is of prime interest for three reasons:
1. It’s the Met that never happened in 2020 due to the pandemic
2. It’s set in September which will likely see a different seasonal eye as the Met is usually in May, giving us cooler styles as the states eases into Autumn.
3. TikTok influencers have taken over the world in recent times, and the Met has dubiously capitalised on this. When stars like Beyonce are predicted to be sharing a table with the likes of TikTok’s viral sweetheart Addison Rae, the power of the app truly becomes noticeable.
If the Met isn’t the bread and butter of your pop culture indulgence, here’s a little taste of what the Met is all about:
In the words of Vogue:
“The Met ball, or Met gala, is the fashion world equivalent of the Oscars. It’s an evening when designers, models, and Hollywood stars convene in the year’s most over-the-top looks to celebrate and fundraise at a new exhibit from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Typically, everyone dresses to the theme, and according to the feel, of the exhibit; past themes have included camp, religion, punk, and more.”
Breaking down the 2021 Met:
Theme: In America: A lexicon of fashion.
Sounds a bit vague? Here’s a quick clip on what this sort of theme looks at, or at least should:
@fashionboy🚨MET GALA THEME BREAKDOWN🚨 ##metgala ##metgala2021 ##fashion ##fashioneducation ##fashionhistory ##fashionweek ##fashiontiktok ##fyp ##FreshWearSpin♬ Sex and the City (Main Theme) – TV Sounds Unlimited
Who’s hosting and attending?
The met is set to be hosted by Gen Z’s stars, including Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka and Timothy Chalet.
The guest list is usually incredibly secretive, but the internet has sourced some predicted seating arrangements.
@jordynwoodknow##metgala ##metgala2021 ##charlidamelio ##addisonrae ##jamescharles ##emmachamberlain ##bretmanrock ##dixiedamelio♬ original sound – Jordyn Woodruff
It’s interesting to think that in the spectrum of today’s “celebrity” who constitutes one could be anything from being a singing sensation, to someone who makes ‘relatable’ quirky videos.
The honourary chairs are more classic. Think Anna Wintour, Tom Ford and Instagram Head Adam Mosseri.
An update on the hunches: Zendaya has indicated that she isn’t attending as she will be shooting TV show “Euphoria” as per Today.com
Where and when to watch:
For the first time ever Vogue will be hosting an official live stream of the Met Gala. The livestream will start at 5:30 PM EST and will be hosted by Keke Palmer and Ilana Glazer. #MetGala pic.twitter.com/gDeg1IEMIq
— Couture is Beyond (@CoutureIsBeyond) September 7, 2021
This is 23:30pm local time.