According to officials of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, next years Met Gala will be co-chaired by Anna Wintour, Lady Gaga, Serena Williams, Harry Styles and Gucci’s star designer Alessandro Michele.
The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit.
To co-chair next year’s Met Gala are Anna Wintour, Serena Williams, Lady Gaga, Allessandro Michele and Harry styles
The annual event is run by Wintour- editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, whose influence is such that the space dedicated to the Costume Institute since 2014 has been called the Anna Wintour Costume Center. The fashion goddess has managed to turn the event into a can’t-miss collision of the creative world from fashion to film to theater to TV to sport as well as anyone willing to pay for the 30,000-dollar ticket.
We’ve been made to understand by the US writer Susan Sontag, that the theme of the May 6, 2019 Gala will be camp style.
According Max Hollein, director of The Met ,“Camp’s disruptive nature and subversion of modern aesthetic values has often been trivialized, but this exhibition will reveal its profound influence on both high art and popular culture.”