The gala is an important fundraising activity and the main source of funds for the School of Fashion
The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced on Monday that last year’s iconic annual fashion and celebrity celebrations due to the pandemic will be held again in person, first in September, then in 2022, usually on the first Monday in May.
The gala is a “more intimate” version of September 13 this year. May 2, 2022 will be a large-scale gala. A two-part exhibition will be launched and will be open for nearly a year.
The museum said: “In America: Vocabulary of Fashion” will open on September 18 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the museum’s clothing school and “explore modern American fashion vocabulary.” The second part, “In the United States: Fashion Collection”, will be screened in its popular American Wing Theatre from May 5, 2022, and will explore American fashion in collaboration with film directors, “telling the complexity of these spaces History-related narrative”. Both parties can visit until September 5, 2022.
It has not been announced immediately which celebrities will participate in the event, which traditionally includes celebrities from fashion, music, film, television, sports and other fields. The first event in September is on a smaller scale and will be held in accordance with government guidelines regarding the coronavirus. According to previous events, it may be even larger.
The gala is a grand fundraising event and the main source of funds for the School of Fashion.
The Metropolitan Museum’s director Max Hollein said in a statement: “Fashion is not only a harbinger of cultural change, but also a record of the forces, beliefs and events that shape our lives.” “This two-part exhibition will Consider how fashion reflects the evolving concept of identity in the United States, and will explore various perspectives through speeches, which can tell some historical complexity and have a strong immediacy.”
As always, the exhibition will be created by the star curator Andrew Bolton. Bolton said: “In the past year, due to the pandemic, the connection with our houses and clothes has become more emotional.” “For American fashion, this means paying more attention to practicality.”
He said that in order to adapt to this change, the first part of the exhibition will “establish a modern American fashion vocabulary based on the expressiveness of clothing and a deeper connection with the themes of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness.”
At the same time, the second part “will further study the evolution of the language of American fashion through a series of collaborations with American filmmakers who visualize the unfinished stories inherent in metropolitan theaters.”