We already know that there will be Chiara Ferragni and Fedez, but the list of guests at the Met Gala 2022 – considered the Oscar of Fashion, is very long. Attending the iconic New York event that coincides with the inauguration of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s grand annual fashion exhibition is an honor for very few. This year the event is held, as usual, on the first Monday of May: we can then follow it in live streaming on Vogue or on the Met website, starting at 6 pm local time (Italian midnight).
“Gilded Glamour and White Tie”, is the gala theme. The indication on the invitation evokes the “Gilded Age”, a time of great opulence in the late nineteenth century when rapid industrialization meant that the gap between the wealthiest and poorest classes became almost unbridgeable. A golden age that saw great prosperity in the United States and that inspired Edith Wharton’s novels The Age of Innocence and The House of Joy, and we can expect a lot of lace, tulle, velvet, and ruffles, but also a lot of golden pomp. Very gold. Therefore, a trend wonderfully sublimated by the gilded metal structures and the jewel dress of the spring-summer 2022 couture by Schiaparelli.
This year’s charity party for the Institute of Fashion will be chaired by actors Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The list of those present is usually made known right next to the dinner behind closed doors and where a table can cost up to 500 thousand dollars.