Year after year, every first Monday in May the Met Gala is held, currently considered the most important event in the world of fashion. This is a benefit celebration organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York that kicks off the museum’s Clothing Institute’s annual fashion exhibition. All the money that is collected during the gala makes up the entire annual budget of the institute. For example, in 2010 it exceeded 9 million dollars.
This elegant gathering is attended by celebrities, designers, models, businessmen and even royalty from all over the world. The special thing about the Met Gala is that every year a theme is chosen and all celebrities must dress accordingly. Depending on the occasion, the theme can vary between a particular field of fashion, such as the 2018 Met Gala, which dealt with Catholic fashion, or a relevant figure in this world, as is the case this year. In 2023, the theme will pay homage to the work of Karl Lagerfeld, a Chanel designer who passed away in 2019.
The party is led by Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and also an established fashion icon. The writer is accompanied every year by several hosts who change every year. Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Maluma, George Clooney and Julia Roberts are some of the many co-hosts the gala has had. In this 2023, it will be the first time that among the hosts there is a Spaniard: Penélope Cruz. The actress has always been closely linked to the Chanel firm, a brand that she will be the protagonist of at this gala due to the theme dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld. She will be accompanied by Roger Federer, Dua Lipa and Michaela Coel.
This will not be Penelope Cruz’s first Met Gala, back in 2011 she premiered at this celebration with a black Oscar de la Renta and mermaid cut. She returned in 2019, whose theme was the camp style, to wear a beautiful black and white dress by Chanel. And it is that many Spanish artists have made their way into the most anticipated event of the year for those interested in fashion. The most recent addition was the singer Rosalia, who has already attended the last two editions, the first wearing a Manila shawl by Rick Owens and the latter dressed by Givenchy in a beautiful vintage dress encrusted with diamonds. In addition to these two artists, other celebrities of national origin have attended the gala, such as the daughters of Julio Iglesias, Victoria and Cristina Iglesias, and also the bullfighter José María Manzanares.
Information about the Met Gala is always received in drops, so despite being a few weeks away from the event there are still several unknowns to resolve, such as what the guest list will be. This will only be found out during the red carpet of the gala itself, in which several familiar faces are expected to be seen and among them it is expected to see again that of the recently promised singer Rosalía.