It’s time to dust off your glass slippers and head to the ball because the theme and dress code for the Met Gala 2022 have officially been announced — and this is one spectacle you don’t want to miss.
Back in March, Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that just eight months since 2021’s event, the Met Gala would return with a second installment under the grander theme of “In America.” Returning to its usual timing during the first Monday in May, the 2022 Met Gala will honor the theme of “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” which the New York Times has classified as “Guilded Glamour.”
The star-studded event will be hosted by Anna Wintour, per usual, alongside an array of top Hollywood and fashion icons. Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will serve as the 2022 co-chairs. Ready to tune in to fashion’s biggest night? Below is everything you need to know about the 2022 Met Gala.
What is the Met Gala?
Also commonly referred to as the Met Ball or Met Gala Ball, the annual Met Gala is a celebration of fashion honoring the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and its spring exhibit opening. Hollywood and fashion’s top names are invited, all instructed to work with today’s top designers to construct an ensemble that matches the chosen theme. The Met Gala also serves as a fundraiser for the MET and is all overseen by legendary Vogue EIC Anna Wintour.
When is the Met Gala 2022?
The Met Gala is typically always held on the first Monday of May. Last year’s festivity, with the theme “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” was postponed until September due to COVID-19 after various cancelation notices in 2020. The 2022 Met Gala will resume its normal calendar placement and is scheduled for May 2, 2022.
Can you stream the Met Gala 2022?
Yes and no. The actual Gala is a private event but viewers at home are always welcomed and encouraged to stream the Met Gala red carpet. And there’s no need to go on a search deep dive about how to live stream the Met Gala, you can actually watch the Met Gala 2022 live stream right here on Teen Vogue!
What time does the Met Gala 2022 red carpet start?
The live stream for the 2022 Met Gala will begin at 6 p.m. EST, which is half an hour later than last year’s. In 2021, the stream started at 5:30 p.m. EST and guests (like Rihanna) arrived until well late into the night so you can expect something similar this year too.
Who is hosting the Met Gala 2022 red carpet stream?
Vanessa Hudgens and La La Anthony will be hosting the 2022 Met Gala live stream. Vogue announced the news on April 20. They will be joined by Vogue editor-at-large Hamish Bowles. You can expect interviews, interactions, and fun moments from the trio, just like it happened last year with Keke Palmer and Ilana Glazer.
What is the Met Gala 2022 theme?
This year, the Met Gala will play off of 2021’s “In America” theme with a new focus: “An Anthology on Fashion.” The NYT has referred to this as “Guilded Glamour,” meaning there will be no shortage of gold on the red carpet this time around. While last year’s theme felt lackluster to many, this year’s is sure to bring them — for lack of a better term — glamour.
What is “Gilded Glamour”?
If you hadn’t heard the phrase “Gilded Glamour,” fret not. You might have heard about the Gilded Age though, and that’s exactly the theme — but applied to fashion, hence the glamour part.
The Gilded Age is a period in American history spanning from the late 1800s until 1900. (If you happen to have watched HBO’s The Gilded Age, you know the drill.)