The 2016 exhibition of the world’s selected and finest arts was held just hours ago. We’re talking about the Met Gala, the Met Ball or any other name you can relate to. So, this is the 2016 Met Gala—the most exclusive party of the year held at the Met Museum in New York City. This year’s Met Gala was held on May 2 (last night) and the who’s who of Hollywood were present. Be it pop singers, pop queens, actors or actresses, everyone looked a walking masterpiece of artistic costumes. Which makes us wonder if you really know—what is Met Gala? And, how it’s always the best party of the year!
What Is the Met Gala?
The art admirers can skip this part as they already know, but for those who haven’t kept up with New York City’s artistic tradition, keep reading. Before we tell you about what Met Gala is, we should first tell you what it stands for. The “Met” is short for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Simply known as the Met Museum, it annually holds a gathering to celebrate a year of art and costumes by showcasing the aesthetic creations.
So, now you can know the answer to the question, “What is Met Gala?” The Met Gala or the Met Ball is this very gathering of popular celebrities that makes it the most talked-about event of the year. The most fashionable version of Hollywood attends the Met Gala and admires the collections. And every year, there is a Met Gala theme that is unique.
What was the Met Gala Theme for 2016?
For 2016, the Met Gala theme was called Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology. One of the key contributors to the Met Gala theme was Anna Wintour. The 66-year-old British editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine dazzled on the Met Gala 2016 red carpet and was also the Met Gala’s co-chairperson. Following Anna Wintour in this year’s Met Gala co-chairs were Jonathan Ive, Prada, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, and Nicolas Ghesquiere.
To know exactly what the Met Gala is about, take a look at all the celebrities showcasing their “tech-tistic” fashion on the Met Gala 2016 red carpet.
Hollywood at Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet
Willow and Jayden Smith
Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Debicki
Kate Hudson and Lady Gaga
The Weeknd and Bella Hadid
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West
Checkout the video of the 2016 Met Gala theme, Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology.