Meet Us at the Met: Met Gala 2022

May 04, 2022|2 min read
By Grace

Every year people anxiously wait to see the different looks of the Met Gala. This year's theme was Gilded Glamour – a nod to one of the museum’s exhibits, In America: An Anthology of Fashion.

The History of the Met: The first Met Gala took place in 1948 by fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert. She served as a fundraiser for the newly founded Costume Institute and put on this fundraiser as a way to mark the opening of the annual exhibit. Over the first few decades of its existence, the gala was just another annual benefit for the New York Charitable institution. The attendees of the early Met Gala’s were members of high society or people within the NY fashion industry. The first Gala dinner and tickets were $58 each. However now, the Gala is widely recognized as one of the most prominent and most exclusive events in the world. In 2013, it raised $9 million dollars, jumping to $12 million the following year, and all the way up to $200 million in 2019. To find out more history, visit this link.

The Looks At This Years Met: For this years theme, some people took a historical pop culture approach, like Kim Kardashian wearing Marilyn Monroe’s infamous ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ dress from JFK’s birthday party in 1962; while others focused more on the glitz and glam of the word Gilded i.e, Lizzo wearing a gold embellished Thom Browne cape.

Others focused their looks on the city they came from, Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys both sported looks designed by Ralph Lauren, inspired by their hometown of New York City, while Blake Lively’s dress was based on the transformation of the Statue of Liberty – a dress by Versace that changed colors from bronze to aqua.

What appreciate Hopes for: Since we have established the Met Gala is one of the most anticipated events in the fashion world, with some of the most outrageous looks, could you imagine if appreciate teamed up with the designers and celebrities to create personalized item cards for their outfits? Creating an NFT for Blake Lively’s Statue of Liberty inspired dress, or Cardi B’s Versace Column gown made entirely of jewelry…we can picture it now.

The looks were nothing short of disappointing for this year’s Met Gala, we are anxious to see what next year brings! Hopefully appreciate can partner in the near future to create one of a kind NFT’s that hold the memory of some of the best Met looks in history. Click here to see the Met Gala look-book for this year's fashion.

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Grace Collora works as a Marketing Associate at appreciate. She has many interests including writing about fashion, pop culture, and sustainability.

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