The Met Gala launches the New York Metropolitan Museum of Arts (aka The Met) Costume Institute's annual exhibition and serves as a fashion feast with a catwalk all of its own.
Each year the Costume Institute's exhibition follows a theme, and that theme sets the dress code for the Met Ball. This year’s theme was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”.
Guests are tasked with being inventive, making a statement and being on theme with their sartorial choices.
Arguably New York's most illustrious fundraiser - it's one of the most exclusive and visually exciting fashion events of the year, enabling the guests to be the first to see the exhibition itself.
Diana Vreeland, Vogue's former editor-in-chief, laid the foundations for the gala to evolve from a standard New York society event into one of the most sought after balls in the world, when as chairman of the Costume Institute, she became instrumental in developing the guest list by expanding it to include a global audience of rock stars and celebrities.
Since Anna Wintour took over as the chairman of the Costume Institute in 1995, the Gala had raised an estimated $200million up to 2019.
The creativity, showmanship and imagination that fashion designers and stylists make guests part of the exhibit themselves. The best outfits should wow, make a statement as well as make the wearer look utterly irresistible. Some might create political statements and capture the zeitgeist.
Our favourites + the NUE charms we’d have chosen for them:
Kendall Jenner in Givenchy. NUE Hoops Diana charm in silver.
Debbie Harry in Zac Posen. NUE Hoops Oriana charm in gold.
Sienna Miller in Gucci. NUE Hoops Gabriel charm in silver.
Iman in Harris Reed. Special congratulations to Harris for designing what is widely considered the best outfit of the ball. They've also designed the latest collection for Missoma, so chapeau! We'd add a NUE Hoops Lucille Gold charm to Iman's outfit.
Emily Blunt in Miu Miu. NUE Hoops Aurora charm in silver.
Lorde in Emily Bode. NUE Hoops Agatha charm.
Timothée Chalamet in Haider Ackermann & Rick Owens. NUE Hoops Eve charm in silver.
Emma Raducanu in Chanel. NUE Hoops Chunky Hoops with White Doughnuts.
Billie Eilish in Oscar de la Renta. NUE Hoops Gold Chunky Hoops with pearl puffs.
Dany Levy in Jonathan Anderson x Loewe. NUE Hoops Zephyr charm.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Brother Vellies. NUE Hoops Stevie Charm.