The Met Gala which is held every year on the first Monday of May in New York City is one of the most sought-after and glamorous nights in the fashion industry. Celebrities around the globe eagerly wait to receive an invitation to the prestigious event.
In this article, we are discussing the entire process of how the guest list is shortlisted and invitations are made for the Met Ball every year. Let’s get started with the details.
Invitation Process Of The Met Gala Event
The glamourous Met Gala hosts around 600 famous people in each year’s event. The event is organized by the successful fashion magazine Vogue and the guest list is personally decided upon by the Editorial Director of the magazine and hostess of the event – Anna Wintour.
Getting an invite is almost a cutthroat process that involves a large waiting list of prominent celebrities around the globe hoping for a confirmed ticket to the event. The entire process is solely dependent on your status quo in society. It means, your fame and popularity is the only key to buying a seat for the star-studded night of fashion.
If a person is a rising global star in the field of modeling, singing, fashion, or film, they are sure to be included in the guest list. However, no matter how much money or fame a person or a company has, the final decision to whom Anna Wintour will host happily rests solely in Anna’s hands.
Other ways to ensure your entry into the event include donating a hefty sum of money to the unconventional fashion charity event (Met Gala), being a professional worker at Vogue, being a sponsor of the entire event, or being a distinguished performer to entertain the attending guests.
What Are The Ticket Prices Of The Gala?
Ticket prices are soaring high and high each year as more global stars are battling to buy a ticket to the event. On average the ticket prices of the Met Gala range between 30-50000 USD. The tickets for the 2023 Met Gala were sold at a jaw-dropping price of 50000 USD which is roughly about 40 Lakhs in Indian currency.
Hold on, getting a ticket does not mean that you’ll have a confirmed seat for the event. To enjoy the night properly the seats at each table are pre-reserved by buying them. To get a seat, the stars this year paid about 300,000 USD which is about a whopping 2.5 crores in Indian currency.
Therefore, it is not a surprise that the celebrities attending the show spend a hefty sum of money just for a single night. And apart from tickets and seats, expenses incurred include outfits, jewelry, and more. Not everyone can afford to attend the Met Gala and the profits from the sale of everything goes to find and benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City.