THE Met Gala is set to return tonight after Covid caused the 2020 event to be canceled.
With a closely guarded guest list and intensely coveted tickets, this year’s Met Gala marks the Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary. The festivities get underway at 5:30pm.
Considered fashion’s biggest night, A-list guests from music, film, TV, and beyond are encouraged to embrace the theme of the new exhibition each year as they slowly make their way up the museum’s red-carpeted stairs.
Interpretation is everything when it comes to how they dress — and how they enter.
The official dress code this year is “American Independence,” which leaves plenty of wiggle room for interpretation.
Ahead of this year’s event, it has been revealed Khloe Kardashian was “banned” from the Met Gala for “being too C-list”.
Vogue’s Editor in Chief Anna Wintour is said to regard the reality TV favorite as “too C-list” for the red carpet.
Read our Met Gala 2021 live blog for the latest news and updates…
IS KHLOE KARDASHIAN BANNED FROM THE MET GALA?
Unlike her famous sister, Khloe is banned from the Met Gala for “being too too C-list,” according to sources. She and older sister Kourtney, have yet to be invited to the Super Bowl of fashion.
Anna Wintour allegedly said that the mother of one is “too C-list” in comparison to the other talent gracing the red carpet outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Khloe still supports her sisters, Kim, Kylie and Kendall’s attendance and lavish outfits. “I seriously cannot get over how incredible my sisters look tonight! I’m dreaming of them!” she tweeted in 2019 during the last Met Gala.
KIM KARDASHIAN WAS ONCE BANNED FROM THE MET GALA
Kim Kardashian was actually banned from The Met Gala.
“Why would she be invited to the event? It is all the biggest stars in the world, and Kim doesn’t fit that bill at all,” the insider told the outlet.
However, Wintour’s opinion has since changed, as Kim has been spotted at the Gala every year and is one of the most-loved attendees.
WHO IS BANNED FROM THE MET GALA?
Author and television personality Tim Gunn enjoyed attending Met Galas until 2006 when his invitation got rescinded indefinitely.
Gunn was banned after he publicly joked about when he saw Anna Wintour getting carried down the stairs at a fashion show by two sizable bodyguards.
“I was asked what is the most unforgettable thing I’ve ever seen in fashion, And I said it’s easy, it was watching Anna Wintour being carried down five flights of stairs by two bodyguards from a fashion show,” he told E!‘s “Fashion Police.”
After disclosing his most “unforgettable” fashion memory to Page Six, Vogue asked him to retract his statement, but he refused, leading him shunned from the Met Gala.
This year’s Met Gala theme is a celebration of American fashion, so look out for plenty of star-spangled styles throughout the evening.
“American Independence” is listed as the official dress code, and this can mean anything from splashy, red-white-and-blue looks to more discreet wear made in the U.S.
LIVE STREAM THE EVENT
The Met Gala live stream will begin on Monday, September 13, at 5.30pm and will be hosted by two special guests: actor and recording artist Keke Palmer and director Ilana Glazer.
For folks in the UK, The Met Gala live stream will begin at 10.30pm BST.
PART TWO OF THE MET GALA
Part two, An Anthology of Fashion, will open May 5, 2022, in the period rooms of the museum’s American Wing.
A second Met Gala will take place on May 2, 2022, to mark the opening of part two of the exhibit.
The exhibit is expected to run through September 5, 2022.
WHEN IS THE MET GALA 2021?
As mentioned, fashion’s biggest night had to be postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the Met Gala will go ahead TONIGHT (September 13, 2021).
After the big event the Met Museum will feature a two-part costume exhibit, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion and In America: An Anthology of Fashion in the Fall of 2021.
Part one of the exhibit will open on September 18 at the Met’s Anna Wintour Costume Center, marking the Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary.