The next Met Gala will take place on May 7 at the Museum of Metropolitan Art. Even though it’s still 6 months away, Met Gala 2018 preparations starting as early as now.
With details such as the theme and the co-hosts, everyone’s bound to build up excitement for the annual event. Check out the details below!
Details Announced for Met Gala 2018 Preparations
The Costume Institute always pushes the boundaries when it comes to selecting themes for their annual event. And next year’s gala is no different. From the theme to the venues to the hosts, here’s everything you need to know.
The Theme for Met Gala 2018
First in line for the Met Gala 2018 preparations is selecting a theme. Next year’s event is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. The goal is to create a dialogue between fashion and religious art.
The center of the gala will be the papal garb, which is on loan from the Sistine Chapel sacristy. Interestingly enough, these haven’t been outside the Vatican. Not even in the 1983 presentation of The Vatican Collections: The Papacy and Art.
Three Gallery Locations
Met Gala 2018 displays will be at three different locations. The first being the medieval galleries at the Met’s Fifth Avenue Location. Another will be uptown at the Cloisters. Last, and definitely not least, a display at the Anna Wintour Costume Center.
Trinity of Co-Hosts
Speaking of Anna Wintour, the fashion maven has named her co-hosts for next year’s Met Gala. According to Vogue, Amal Clooney, Rihanna, and Donatella Versace will serve as the hosts.
They may look random when together, but all three ladies have a history with the gala. Clooney may have attended just one gala, in 2015, but she definitely left an impression in a red Maison Margiela Artisanal gown. Rihanna also has a place of distinction, attending 7 galas and performing at 2. Let’s not forget how she nailed the Met Gala 2017 theme. With attendance at 16 galas, Versace has the most under her belt. She is also a sponsor, alongside Christine and Stephen A. Schawrzman.
Designers on Display
Versace will also have several pieces on display among the 150 or so ensembles. You can also expect pieces from Coco Chanel, who got her education from nuns. John Galliano, whose Fall 2000 Couture collection for Christian Dior opened with an incense-swinging pope-like figure, will also have pieces on display.