Why Was the Met Gala Moved From September to May This Year?

This year’s Met Gala is happening in May. Last year it happened in September. This has left fans confused as to why the date changed so quickly.

The Met Gala is an annual fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It was formerly called the Costume Institute Gala and is usually attended by celebrities, designers, and other high-profile figures from the fashion industry. The event is known for its extravagant red carpet fashion.

Usually, the Met Gala happens on the first Monday of May, however, because of the Corona Virus pandemic, the 2021 edition was pushed back to September. Last year, fans of the Met Gala were disappointed by the change in dates, but they supported their favourite celebrities regardless of the situation.

The Covid-19 pandemic was also the reason why the Met Gala didn’t hold in 2020. This year however, the date has once again changed back to May.

History of the Met Gala

The Met Gala has a long history stretching back to the 1940s. It was originally known as the Costume Institute Gala and was started by high society socialites who wanted an opportunity to celebrate fashion and support the museum’s Costume Institute.

Each year, the event draws thousands of celebrities, designers, and the fashion industry’s biggest names. The red carpet fashion is always extravagant, with many designers and celebrities pushing the limits of what’s considered acceptable. Between 1979 and 2004, the Met Gala was held in December, however, since 2005, it has always been held in May.

In recent years, the event has taken on a more political tone, as attendees use their platform to bring attention to pressing issues such as climate change and gender inequality. Regardless of the reason behind it, however, the Met Gala is always a spectacle that’s sure to entertain.

The theme for this year’s Gala is Gilded Glamour and White Tie. 

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