It’s fashion, darling! Everything you need to know about tonight’s Met Gala

Watch: Anna Wintour dishes on what to expect from the 2021 Met Gala

Tonight sees the return of the most eagerly-anticipated event in the entire fashion calendar, the Met Gala, AKA The Met Ball, to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Postponed due to COVID concerns, it’s set to come back with a bang, and shower New York city with glittering particles of style.

Run with meticulous attention to detail by Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour, invitations are more Wonka’s golden ticket than commonplace gold-dust, and the guest list is always a closely guarded secret until the stars of stage, screen and catwalk appear on the red carpet, exquisitely coutured and buffed to a sheen.

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s extravaganza – except how to get past the door staff.

When does it take place?

The Met Gala traditionally takes place on the first Monday

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