The 71st annual Met Gala, planned by Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, as a way to raise funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, was held Monday night (May 6, 2019) in New York. The event – as always – proved that some of the biggest stars on the planet weren’t afraid to take some severe fashion risks.
“Come the first Monday of May every year, the pressure’s heightened as those invited to the exclusive Costume Institute Gala take to the historic Met steps to be judged on their clothing choices for the night, not only on their aesthetic appeal but also in its alignment with the year’s theme,” noted Variety.
The annual event, which is all about the fashion it inspires, centers around the latest exhibit’s theme. Previous themes have included ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ in which attendees made sartorial allusions to religion, and