Costume Institute Gala (MET Gala)
Every year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art holds one of the world’s most prestigious fundraising galas in NYC, called the “Met Gala” (also known as the Met Ball). Limited to just 700 attendees, the Met Gala has proven to be one of the most sort after and coveted fundraising events worldwide.
The Met gala in past years has raised in excess of 10 million dollars in a single night and supporting the preservation of the world’s timeless most precious Art collections.
With a new theme every year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art fundraising Gala is co-chaired by different socialites made up of a combination of some of the most influential and high profile fashion and Art industry personnel. The 2018 Gala Theme is tentatively reported to be “Fashion and Religion”.
Such celebrities as Giovanni Versace, Marc Jacobs, Beyoncé, and more have been honorary chairs providing a level of prestige found in few other cultural fundraising events. The Met Gala event promises attendees live performances from artists such as, Debbie Harry, David Bowie, Lady Gaga, and more. The performance Artist as well as the proceeds benefactors are determined by the Met Gala’s theme which is always centralized around the Arts. With the first Metropolitan Museum of art Gala being held in 1948, its various themes such as the 18th Century Woman in 1981 or the House of Chanel in 2005, helped shape the fashion and Arts industries thought the years in way few others could.