Met Gala: A look at the money behind the annual fashion event

Each year, when the Met Gala rolls around, fans look to the stars to see what lavish and over-the-top costumes celebrities have concocted to show off while strutting their stuff on the red carpet.

The event is generally co-chaired by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour – she’s an honorary co-chair this year – and a handful of celebrities and public figures. This year, singer Billie Eilish, actor Timothee Chalamet, tennis icon Naomi Osaka and poet Amanda Gorman took on such duties for the event held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

Each year, the attendees are expected to don jaw-dropping outfits that align with a theme that promotes an exhibit at the museum. This year’s theme is “In America.”

With some of the biggest stars from Hollywood and beyond set to attend this year’s Gala, here’s a look at the money behind it:


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