Technically talking, the Met Gala is a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork’s Costume Institute. Spiritually, although, the Met Gala is one thing slightly grander: a celebration of vogue—thrown, attended, and intently noticed by the individuals who like it. Every year’s occasion has a theme, and the gala’s attendee’s—what you would possibly name a triple-A-list assortment of entertainers, athletes, designers, and celebrities—give their greatest (or simply boldest) spin on it. Final yr’s “Camp” theme gave rise to Jared Leto carrying his personal head—and likewise Frank Ocean sporting Prada nylon.
This yr’s occasion celebrates with the opening of the Institute’s “In America: A Lexicon of Trend” exhibit; accordingly, the gown code is “American Independence.” Have a look beneath for our favourite appears from the evening as they arrive in.