2021 Met Gala is Happening. Here’s Everything We Know So Far

Lady Gaga at the 2019 Met Gala
Lady Gaga at the 2019 Met Gala. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/BEI/REX/Shutterstock (10225581z)

The Met Gala is one of many events that were put on hold in the face of the global pandemic last year, but it’s set to make a triumphant return this fall. The 2021 Met Gala has officially been announced, and the more we learn about it, the more excited we are.


This year’s Met Gala will celebrate the opening of the Costume Institute’s next exhibition, titled “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”. The theme of American independence will continue with the second part of the exhibition “In America: An Anthology of Fashion”, set to open next year.


Honorary Met Gala chairs Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri, and Anna Wintour will be in a pretty good company this year. The upcoming event will be co-hosted by a slate of multi-talented young stars—Oscar-nominated actor Timothée Chalamet, Grammy-winning singer Billie Eilish, poet and activist Amanda Gorman, and tennis champion Naomi Osaka.


The Met Gala usually takes place on the first Monday of May, but as it’s too late that, it will be held on September 13th instead. The masterminds behind this event are hoping they’ll be able to go back to normal next year and host an extravagant gala on May 2nd, 2022.