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Met Gala

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit, often called the “party of the year,” is one of the most buzzed-about galas in New York. Attended by fashion’s biggest names, plus plenty of celebrities, the event, co-chaired by Vogue’s Anna Wintour, raises funds for the museum's Costume Institute and typically takes its cues from the spring exhibition. The 2015 event took place on May 4; here's our archive of related coverage.

Behind the Scenes at the Met Gala


A Look Back at the Met's Costume Institute Gala

The Scout Posted May 3, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

Inside the Met's Pink for Punk Gala

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute celebrated the opening of the spring exhibition, "Punk: Chaos to Couture," with its high-profile gala that included a razor-blade chandelier, the Union Jack in roses, and zippered chair covers.

Event Report Posted May 10, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

Costume Institute Gala Puts Models on the Red Carpet, in the Decor, and in El Morocco-Style Banquettes

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute debuted its latest exhibit, "The Model as Muse," at Monday night's gala, and the subject matter was in the decor and all over the red carpet.

Event Report Posted May 6, 2009, 11:53 AM EDT

Dark Knight Production Designer Stages Superman's Fortress for Costume Institute

With the help of a Hollywood production designer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute created a larger-than-life design inspired by superheroes for its annual gala.

Event Report Posted May 6, 2008, 4:07 PM EDT

Costume Institute Gets a Whimsical, Feminine Look

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's big benefit had a more delicate appearance this year, taking design cues from the aesthetics of French designer Paul Poiret.

Event Report Posted May 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT

Costume Institute Channels English Garden Party

The much-fussed-over "party of the year" seated fashion's heavy-hitters and beautiful people at tables—with no tablecloths—set up inside mini gardens.

Event Report Posted May 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT

Costume Institute Returns to Oh-So-Exclusive Form

If the big Met benefit had lost some of its luster in recent years, this year’s Chanel-sponsored French garden (with its 7,000 flown-in gardenias) reaffirmed its place as New York’s most talked-about benefit.

Event Report Posted May 4, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT

Party of the Year? 1750, Maybe

Event Report Posted May 5, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT

Costume Institute Goes Gucci-Style Greek

Event Report Posted April 30, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT

Kennedy Style at the Costume Benefit

Event Report Posted April 25, 2001, 12:00 AM EDT

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