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. This year's event took place on May 6; here's our archive of related coverage.
MET TO RENAME COSTUME INSTITUTE FOR ANNA WINTOUR: The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute will be renamed the Anna Wintour Costume Center in honor of the Vogue editor’s fund-raising and stewardship of the Met Ball. The New York Times: “Since 1995 she has presided over 15 benefits there, turning what was once just another fancy fund-raiser into a must-attend event that attracts fashion designers, actors and celebrities from around the world.” http://nyti.ms/1gJQxnE Posted January 15, 2014, 8:07 a.m. EST
MET BALL FINDS A THEME: The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will focus on American courtier Charles James for its spring exhibition, which provides the launching point for the A-list benefit. Woman's Wear Daily: “There could be many dramatic ballgowns making their way up the Met’s steps, but also expect to see some color.” http://bit.ly/14XVqWN Posted September 4, 2013, 8:15 a.m. EDT