The 75th anniversary of The Costume Institute

The Met Gala might have taken a break last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but the biggest night in fashion is planning for a 2021 comeback. The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the return of the Costumes Institute exhibit coinciding with the 2021 Met Gala.

The Met Gala was postponed and eventually canceled in 2020 with heavy COVID-19 restrictions but the biggest night in fashion will be returning this year changing the date from the first Monday in May to September 13. The red carpet theme for the 2021 Met Gala is exploring the history of American fashion from the 18th century through the present time.

The Met is planning to host the event while staying updated on developments on restrictions surrounding the global pandemic that could possibly interfere with the event. Along with hosting the biggest fashion event, The Met’s Costume Institute will host a two-part fashion exhibition throughout 2022.

The first part of the exhibit In America: A Lexicon of Fashion will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be on view to public visitors starting Sept. 18 to Sept. 5, 2022, featuring the “modern vocabulary of American Style.” The second part of the exhibit In America: An Anthology of Fashion will be on display starting May 5, 2022 with the coinciding Met Gala taking place on May 2, 2022.

This event timeline will make history for the Met Gala hosting two consecutive events in 2021 and 2022 featuring the same theme. Having the same theme for two Met Gala events will be an interesting concept giving guests two chances to celebrate the theme.