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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 2016 event took place on May 9; here's our archive of related coverage.

See How Tech and Fashion Mixed at the Met Gala

See How Tech and Fashion Mixed at the Met Gala

How the Met Gala Avoided Chinese Clichés

Organizers of the museum's influential fund-raiser found elegant ways to incorporate Chinese imagery, the focus of the Costume Institute's spring exhibition.

Event Report Posted May 13, 2015, 12:23 PM EDT

See the Met Gala's Towering Rose Sculpture

This year the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute gala used a towering 30-foot-tall installation of roses to reference the work and style of the American couturier Charles James.

Event Report Posted May 9, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

Behind the Scenes at the Met Gala and Its Inspirational Exhibitions

Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute explores the history of New York's most-buzzed-about benefit.

News Posted November 25, 2014, 7:45 AM EST

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


Archive

Costume Institute Guests Like Superheroes, Hair

Guest Questions Posted May 6, 2008, 1:18 PM 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

Behind the Scenes at the Costume Benefit

Event designer Robert Isabell talks to BiZBash about putting together the most glam event of the season and about his inspiration (and friend) Jackie Kennedy.

News Posted April 24, 2001, 12:00 AM EDT