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.
Organizers of the museum's influential fund-raiser found elegant ways to incorporate Chinese imagery, the focus of the Costume Institute's spring exhibition.
Posted May 13, 2015, 12:23 PM EDT
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.
Posted May 9, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT
Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute explores the history of New York's most-buzzed-about benefit.
Posted November 25, 2014, 7:45 AM EST
Posted May 5, 2010, 4:11 PM EDT
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.
Posted May 6, 2009, 11:53 AM EDT
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.
Posted May 6, 2008, 4:07 PM EDT
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.
Posted May 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT
Posted May 6, 2008, 1:18 PM EDT
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.
Posted May 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT
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.
Posted May 4, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT
Posted May 5, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT
Posted April 30, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT
Posted April 25, 2001, 12:00 AM EDT
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.
Posted April 24, 2001, 12:00 AM EDT
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