Met Gala 2017: 5 Facts To Know

Posted: Apr 28 2017, 11:12am CDT | by , Updated: Apr 28 2017, 11:16am CDT, in News | Latest Celebrity News

 
Met Gala 2017: 5 Facts to Know
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Here are the five facts that you need to know about Met Gala 2017

Every year, the world of fashion comes out in its full glory at the Met Gala where fashion is celebrated by everyone who loves fashion. Each year, the Gala is celebrated with a theme, celebrating the important people and work in fashion and also seeking new fashion. This year is also set to bring the best in fashion forward on 1st May when the Met Gala festivities will take place and fashion lovers from around the world will descend upon the red carpet to glorify fashion.

Here are the five things you need to know about Met Gala 2017:

The Co-Chairs

For the past many years, Vogue publisher Anna Wintour has been hosting the Met Gala. She invites people who love and influence fashion to co-chair with her in arranging the Met Gala each year. This year, she will be o-chairing the event with Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams. Celebrity couple Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady are also reported to be joining in on the co-chairing duties as well. The co-chairs are responsible for arranging the Met Gala, deciding the theme, inviting the guests and setting the rules for the Gala.

The Theme

2017 Met Gala theme has been set as “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between”. The theme is meant to celebrates the work of Rei Kawakubo, the founder and designer of Commes des Garçons, over the span of 40 years. This will be the second time that the Met Gala will be celebrating a living designer, the first being Yves Saint Laurent. If you don’t know, the theme is the guideline for everyone to dress with. Rei Kawakubo designs are based on abstract ideas of life which are translated into clothes.

The Exhibition

Met Gala will be held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Gala will continue to hold an exclusive exhibition of Kawakubo’s work from May 4 onwards. The exhibition will feature over 100 pieces from Rei Kawakubo collection staring from 1981 onwards. All the pieces will feature womenswear from the 1981 Rei Kawakubo collections to her latest work which will “invite us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, recreation, and hybridity, she has defined the aesthetics of our time,” according to Costume Institute’s curator in charge, Andrew Bolton. The exhibition will be arranged according to contrasting themes like East/West, male/female, past/present; all the themes which represent Kawakubo’s fascination with ‘in-between’. The mannequins which will be featured in the exhibition are reported to be more accessible this year as they will have no glass protectors and attendees can touch and feel the pieces.

The Guests

As always, all eyes are going to be on the exclusive red carpet of the Met Gala. Some have noticed that the red carpet in almost 45 meters long. The long red carpet is where the attendees strut their stuff for the cameras and paparazzi from all over the world. There are only few blind spots where there are no cameras. All the attendees show their fashion loving side on the red carpet of the Met Gala. It is the time when attendees experiment with looks and clothes that they might not normally wear. Some of the most iconic fashion moments happen on the Met Gala red carpet. All the A-list celebrities including actors, artists, fashion designers, models and socialites are expected to attend the Met Gala 2017. This year, Katy Perry will be commanding some attention as co-chair on the red carpet. Stars like Rihanna, Kardashian/ Jenner clan, Hadid sisters and various others will be appearing on the red carpet. The question is, will Beyoncé slay the red carpet with her pregnancy or will she sit this year’s Gala out?

The Social Media Ban

Last year, one of the rules of Met Gala was the prohibition of the Gala on social media. That meant no selfie posting, no Twitter, no Facebook Live or Snapchatting the event’s details. Many of the attendees found their way around the rules and ended up posting a lot of stuff online and while that may have discouraged the co-chairs to not re-implement that rule but it is still very much in play. Knowing Anna Wintour, she might have been lax in implementing the rule last year because it was new but this year she might get strict about it. Who knows.

So are you looking forward to the Met Gala and the red carpet?

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