Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying that the Met Gala is one of the most significant fashion events in the world. As well as raising money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, it’s also known for a display of avant-garde fashion and head-spinning red carpet looks. From Rihanna as a bejeweled pope to Zendaya as Cinderella with a light-up gown and Katy Perry as a chandelier morphing into a hamburger, the Met Gala has become the place to go for a bit of a glam night out.
This year, the Met Gala will take place on Monday, May 2nd, and it’s being hosted by Hollywood’s power couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, alongside actress Regina King and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. As usual, Vogue editor Anna Wintour will supervise the event as she has since the ’90s, with honorary co-chairs designer Tom Ford and Instagram head Adam Mosseri.
Who’s on the guest list?
The Met Gala guest list is kept secret until the last minute, and it typically includes stars from movies, music, fashion, sports, politics, and other industries. This year, the theme is ‘Gilded Glamour’ and is inspired by the era of American history between 1870 and 1900. The gala will feature a range of fashion looks to fit the theme and is reportedly set to include names from established and rising stars, with digital stars such as TikTok dancer Addison Rae rumored to appear.
It’s always a tense wait for the guest list to drop, but we have all the info you need if you’re desperate to know who will be at this year’s Met Gala 2023. As the date draws closer and we learn more about the theme, you can expect to see plenty of glittering gowns on the red carpet.
Katy Perry has a knack for making the most out of her Met Gala looks. In recent years, she’s covered herself in LED lights for a holographic dress, gone full glitz in a masked Maison Margiela outfit, and has taken the “Heavenly Bodies” theme to the next level with a winged Versace creation.
But Katy’s newest Met Gala look might be her most extreme yet. According to Page Six Style, she’s planning on repping her Camp: Notes on Fashion theme with a winged Versace gown that’s “everything from a chandelier to a hamburger.”
The “California Gurls” singer is known for her willingness to play with costume ideas, and she has made many of them happen on the Met Gala red carpet over the years. And while she’s undoubtedly embraced a more daring wardrobe, her campy aesthetic will return to the Met Gala in 2022.
The star will accompany her friends and family at the gala, including her boyfriend, James Rothstein, and her mother and father. It’s also been reported that Kim Kardashian will take to the red carpet with her fiance, Kanye West.