The Met Gala Rulebook

So… the Met Gala happened last weekend and it looked absolutely insane (as usual). I’m just waiting for the day that I get an invite. Anna Wintour are you reading? Cause I’m ready.

For those of you who don’t know, the Met Gala aka the Met Ball is an annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. It’s a star studded invite only affair and tickets rake in at about $30,000 – $35,000 which is just bloody insane! There are strict rules for attendees to adhere to but of course…. rules are made to be broken. At least that’s what your fave celebs think. I’ve put together 5 Met Gala rules that are broken almost instantly every single year

1. Dress according to the theme. Every year there is a different theme (2017 – “Rei Kawakubo / Commes des Garçons. 2018 – Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and The Catholic Imagination. 2019 – Camp: Notes on Fashion) and every year there are some people that don’t put in the effort for this very very very expensive fancy dress party. It’s effectively the rich persons equivalent to drawing a crappy little cobweb on your face and calling it a Halloween costume.

2. No social media inside the event. I think they even went as far as to ban mobile phones all together at one point. But how can you put Kim Kardashin, J Lo, Rihanna and Ariana Grande all in one room and not expect at least one selfie?


3. No spouses are seated together. This one is actually a very clever tactic to try and get people to mingle as much as possible. It’s a great way of putting a bunch of A listers from all walks of life together and creating magic. It’s boring if you stick to your partner all night.

4. No minors allowed. Rule number four is that no one under the age of 18 is allowed to attend the Met Gala. It’s been stated that Anna Wintour doesn’t think the event is suitable for someone under the age of 18 and I kind of agree with her. It’s a very expensive, elaborate and star studded event. You need attendees to be mature and capable of handling themselves in such an environment. The only exception I know of, was for the Smith children – Willow and Jayden. Maybe it’s ok if you come with your mum and dad?


5. No flat shoes for women. This one is more of an unspoken rule due to the dress codes that are always set. It can be a very long and stressful evening, often supporting heavy elaborate gowns. So yeah… you’ve guessed it, some women not so secretly opt for flats.


Did you tune in t watch the Met Gala this year?

XOXO Gossip Elle

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