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Met Gala

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Background of Met Gala 

The Met Gala is an annual fundraising gala for the befits of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume in New York City. Met Gala was founded by Eleanor Lambert in 1948 and organized by Vogue the magazine. The met gala is held in New York city, Met Gala is one of the most exclusive social events in New York and it is also one of the biggest fundraising nights in the city. In 2013, the Met Gala raised 9 million dollars. The Met Gala started in 1946 and the first event was in 1948. The Met Gala takes place every first Monday in May every year. Met Gala has been taken place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 1972.

Founder of Met Gala

Eleanor Lambert Berkson was in Crawfordsville, Indiana on August 10, 1903, and died October 7, 2003. Eleanor was an American fashion publicist she attended John Herron of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago to study fashion. Eleanor moved to New York and worked for a Manhattan advertising agency. In the 1940s Eleanor founded the International Best Dressed List.

Met Gala 2019 

This year the met gala will take place May 6, 2019 (the first Monday of May). This year the theme will be all things campy, which means there will be an array of exaggerated outfits. The theme of Met Gala isn’t just a basic thing such as a ’90s, movie character theme. You can get dressed as anything as long as it fits the theme.






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