MET Gala or MET ball is an annual event to raise funds for the benefit of Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York. A star-studded celebration of sorts, every year the opening of the Costume Institute’s fashion exhibit is attended by actors and actresses, socialites, fashion designers, etc. The exclusivity of this event lies in the idea of thematic exhibits. The themed exhibition sets the mood for this glamorous event as the guests assemble in their ensemble complementing the theme.
The theme for MET Gala 2015 is ‘’China : Through the looking glass” which is being documented by filmmaker Andrew Rossi and recorded by 225 approved photographers, reporters and even tweeters. This theme also throws light on influence of Chinese aesthetics and style onto Western fashion.
MET Gala is also very significant in the world of fashion as any dress designed by a designer gets associated with a celebrity who wears it and gains some amount of recognition and admiration. Not only do we see it becoming the talk-of-the-town but also see the respected celebrities letting their hair down in outrageous, iconic, edgy or elegant dresses designed by their favorite designers, to capture the zeitgeist of this annual blockbuster event.