‘In the stillness, my mind was able to wander’: how a museum guard found solace in art | Autobiography and memoir

When Patrick Bringley’s beloved older brother fell ill with cancer, he found that he no longer had much appetite for his ritzy job in the events department of the New Yorker. Life then was about hospital rooms and love and “all the very basic things” in this world; there seemed no meaning in hanging his jacket over his desk chair every morning. But what to do instead? In 2008, Tom died, and all Patrick knew was that he needed the kind of work that would not require him to scrap and scrape and constantly “muscle his way forward”. Soon after this, acting on a whim, he applied for a position as a guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and by the autumn, there he was in his uniform, standing next to Raphael’s Madonna and Child Enthroned With Saints – the first post in a job he would

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A-listers slay ‘Camp’ theme of Met Gala, fashion’s biggest night

Lady Gaga stunned Monday at New York’s Met Gala, embodying the extravaganza’s “camp” theme as she peeled back look after garish look at the fete thrown by the venerable Metropolitan Museum of Art that sees Hollywood and fashion collide.

The 2019 carpet – pink, for the occasion – into the Metropolitan Museum of Art, whose yearly bash welcomes over-the-top looks that skew to a theme, was even more of an eye-popping doozy than usual thanks to this year’s concept.

Gold, trains, fringe, fur, blonde wigs and inspirations from drag as well as camp legends Cher and David Bowie were trending on the pink carpet celebrating fashion so bad it’s good.

Superstar Gaga set a high bar, bringing a shape-shifting look sure to spawn a thousand memes. 

The pop diva played Russian doll as her entourage unzipped three different looks in hot pink and black, until she sported nothing but

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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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Met Gala 2022: What happens inside the event and where do the funds go?

What can we expect?

Today is the second Monday in May, and anyone even remotely into fashion or pop culture knows that means it’s Met Gala day.

With Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds and Lin-Manuel Miranda as co-chairs, In America: An Anthology of Fashion as the theme and an A-list celeb guest list, it’s set to be one hell of an event, as always.

Held in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the charity event aims to raise funds for the Costume Insitute. Tickets for the glamorous event cost $35,000 per person, and $200-300,000 for a table. With the price of tickets drastically rising since the 90s, not just anybody gets to go, only the most elite.

While it might cost an arm and a leg for us regular folk, it’s nothing for those who are invited by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, and at the end

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Everything you need to know from this year’s Met Gala

We’re back, baby! After a year-long Covid- induced hiatus and another four-month delay, the Met Gala descended on The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York last night.

The (usually) annual fundraising event for the Costume Institute Gala is a parade of the who’s-who — so did last night represent a changing of the guard? While the guest list of yore was strictly old school A list, the 2021 gang was a Gen Z brat pack. TikTokers and YouTubers including Addison Rae, Emma Chamberlain and Dixie D’Amelio rubbed shoulders with Met Gala stalwarts Anna Wintour, Kim K and Rihanna. Symbolically, this year’s gala was co-chaired by Gen Z darlings Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka, with Wintour stepping aside to be an ‘honorary chair’. The sponsor? Instagram. The headliner? Justin Bieber. Message received, loud and clear.

This is your guide to the fashion, politics and viral moments

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14 of the biggest celebrity fashion faux pas in Met Gala history

Jared Leto at the 2019 Met Gala, Kim Petras and Kim Kardashian in 2021.

Jared Leto at the 2019 Met Gala, Kim Petras, and Kim Kardashian in 2021.Sean Zanni, Patrick McMullan, Theo Wargo/ Getty Images

  • The Met Gala 2022 is taking place on Monday.

  • This year’s theme is “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” with a focus on gilded glamour.

  • Take a look back at 14 of the biggest red carpet fashion faux pas in Met Gala history.

In 1998, Alan Cumming attended the gala in an entirely silver outfit and a pair of sneakers.

Alan Cumming at the 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art/

Alan Cumming at the 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art.Jim Spellman/WireImage

The Scottish actor wore a metallic-silver lamé blazer and slouchy pants with a T-shirt in a darker shade of silver to the 1998 Met Gala, more formally known as the Costume Institute Gala. Cumming paired the highly reflective look with casual blue-and-white sneakers.

According to Vogue, the theme for that year was

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Inside the Met Gala: Feathers, bling and ideas about ‘camp’ – Post Bulletin

NEW YORK — The cocktail bar was shutting down, and guests were being encouraged to commence the elegant trek to dinner through the majestic halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

But Joan Collins had just swept in, channeling her famous “Dynasty” character, Alexis, in a tiered gown of fluffy white feathers and gobs of blinding diamonds. And Alexis wanted a glass of wine.

“I’m having a great time,” Collins said of her first Met Gala. “I’d be even better if I had a drink.”

The sartorial theme of this year’s gala was “camp” — not summer camp, but the aesthetic of camp and its influence on fashion, as explored in the museum’s new exhibit, “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” It wasn’t an easy theme to grasp; the instructions for guests were to dress with “studied triviality.”

But while the results varied hugely — from Katy Perry dressing as an elaborate

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Met Gala 2022 theme: What is ‘Gilded Glamour’?

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The Met Gala will take place on Monday, May 2 at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York. As always, celebrities and guests will have to follow a strict dress code. Here, check out this year‘s theme: Gilded Glamour. 

Billie Eilish at the Met Gala 2021
© Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty ImagesBillie Eilish at the Met Gala 2021

The first Monday in May is approaching and that means that it’s almost time for the Met Gala or the Met Ball, a charity event for the benefit of the Costume Institute held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Also known as the ‘Oscars of Fashion’, it’s one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. 

The event, which is supervised by Vogue US editor in chief Anna Wintour, is attended by A-list

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Met Gala returns in style with Eilish, Lil Nas X, Rihanna | iNFOnews

Naomi Osaka attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” exhibition on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Republished September 13, 2021 – 10:55 PM

Original Publication Date September 13, 2021 – 12:06 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Eilish went full glam in a huge peach ball gown at the pandemic-delayed Met Gala on Monday night, while fellow host of the evening Amanda Gorman was breathtaking in cobalt blue custom Vera Wang with a diamond laurel wreath in her hair.

Rihanna, ever the Met Gala queen, showed up late in a huge black Balenciaga look and hat accompanied by A$ap Rocky in a multicolored quilted coat from ERL. She wore over 267 carats of Bulgari diamonds, including two

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