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The theme and celebrity hosts of the Met Gala 2022 continue to bring star power to the annual red carpet event. The star-studded gala’s theme is “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.” Hosts include husband and wife superstars Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Regina King. Consequently, the evening of fashion and dramatic superstar entrances will take place on May 2.

Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King and Lin-Manuel Miranda in separate photographs.
Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King, and Lin-Manuel Miranda | Getty Images/Michael Loccisano/JC Olivera/Jeff Kravitz

What is the Met Gala?

The party signals the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual blockbuster show. However, it’s best known for an eclectic mix of celebrity and fashion hosts. The event chairwoman is Anna Wintour, Chief Content Officer and Global Editorial Director of Vogue Magazine.

Wintour has been the chairwoman of the event since 1995. She subsequently determines the star-studded guest list. Wintour, designer Tom Ford, and head of Instagram Adam Mosseri continue their roles as the event’s honorary co-chairs.

The New York Times reports tickets cost upwards of $35,000 apiece, and tables cost $200,000 to $300,000.

However, all of the money from ticket sales goes to the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Subsequently, the Institute is the only one of the Met’s curatorial departments that has to fund itself.

In addition, a fashion brand will often invite celebrities to sit at its table. But, Wintour often invites up-and-coming designers who may not be able to afford a ticket as her guests.

Details of The Met Gala 2022

This year, the focus will piggyback the first installment of the fashion-centric event, held in Sept. 2021.

Titled “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” the exhibit included pieces from American designers.

Moreover, these heavy-hitters included Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, and Calvin Klein. The 2021 gala was subsequently held in Sept. due to the coronavirus pandemic. It returns to its usual May date this year.

Vogue reported Lively, Reynolds, Miranda, and King will serve as co-chairs of the event: “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.”

This second installation by Andrew Bolton, the Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute, centers on American style. It will reportedly hail the anonymous and unsung heroes of design in America.

Meanwhile, an accompanying exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will feature 100 examples of men’s and women’s dress. These date from the 19th to the mid-late 20th century, revealing unfinished stories about American fashion.

Why do celebrities go to the Met Gala?

Billie Eilish at the 2021 Met Gala.
Billie Eilish | Taylor Hill/WireImage

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Wintour was subsequently instrumental in transforming the even to the ultimate celebrity hot ticket.

Consequently, the mixture of famous names caused the event to become a benchmark to which other celebrity galas are measured.

The Met Gala is reportedly one of the most coveted invites in the entertainment industry.

Celebrity entrances are intensely covered by the press. Famous faces work with designers to interpret the theme of the evening.

To sum up, in 2021, standouts on the red carpet per Harpers Bazaar were a who’s who of the entertainment industry.

Celebs who made a splash were Billie Eilish, Yara Shahidi, Rihanna, Emma Chamberlain, Pete Davidson, Kaia Gerber, Barbie Ferreira, Timothée Chalamet, Kendall Jenner, and Lupita Nyong’o.