Met Gala 2022: Gilded Glamor at Metropolitan Museum of Art
The first Monday of May is an important and prestigious event in the fashion world. It is on this day that the Met Gala has been held annually since 1948, a fundraising event for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The theme of the Met Gala always follows the theme of the annual exhibition, which kicks off at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the first Monday in May. Actually Met Gala marks its grand opening. This year’s exhibition is dedicated to Gilded Glamour, which is a direct reference to the history of American fashion at the end of the 19th century during the US economic boom.
Creative directors of fashion houses and brands invite top celebrities to cooperate, designers transform their muses so that they put on their best outfits. Most of the images are custom and created specifically for this event.
The guests of the evening actively supported the theme of the ball: director Janitsa Bravo came in a Schiaparelli costume, Billy Eilish in a Gucci dress, Sarah Jessica Parker in Christopher John Rogers, Bella Hadid in Burberry, Blake Lively impressed everyone with a transformer dress from Atelier Versace.
Kim Kardashian dressed up in the legendary dress of Marilyn Monroe, in which the famous blonde congratulated the President of the United States on his birthday in 1962.
Tickets have traditionally been prohibitively expensive, ranging from $35,000 for entry to $300,000 for a table. Thanks to the involvement of world-class stars, the organizers draw public attention to the charitable goals of the ball and attract the necessary donations for the Costume Institute.
Every year, this way the ball collects millions of dollars for the development of the museum.
Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour has been the ball’s chairman for many years. This year’s co-chairs are Tom Ford and Adam Mauressy. The costume evening was hosted by Regina King and spouses Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.
The event consists of several stages. In the beginning, all the guests pose in breathtaking costumes on the famous red staircase.
Then they are escorted to a private exhibition.
In the end, everyone is invited to dinner, which is provided by the best chefs and catering companies in New York. All dishes on the evening’s menu are also related to the Met Gala theme.
This year’s Met Gala menu was designed by Markus Samuelsson. The theme of “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” led the celebrity chef to the conclusion that American cuisine is as diverse as its 330 million inhabitants.
Therefore, every dish on the menu had to reflect American cuisine. Samuelsson asked three of the most competent female colleagues — African-American and vegan Lauren von der Pool, Cantonese-American chef and TV presenter Melissa King, and talented Mexican-born pastry chef Amira Kassem — to bring to life his idea of bringing the ideals of the United States to everyone’s plate. guests.
Von der Pool was a cocktail hors d’oeuvre. They were stuffed eggs with Yukon potatoes, rice cakes with kale and cucumber salsa, potatoes with truffles, and coconut ceviche.
Melissa King supervised the preparation of the first meal shift. Fresh fish fillet seasoned with citrus fruits, olives, and Sichuan pepper. The main course was barbecued steak with spring carrots, crispy rice, and cornbread crumbs.
Amira Kassem has created a special dessert inspired by traditional tea parties during the Gilded Age.
The tables were adorned with tablecloths inspired by vintage embroidery by American textile artist Elizabeth Jeffries found by Vogue editor Eddie Kiernan in the archives of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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