Met Gala 2022 ‘Gilded Glamour’ theme will get blended reactions: ‘Impeccable timing’


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The 2022 Met Gala theme has gotten some blended reactions.

The much-anticipated Met Gala is again on the primary Monday in Might this 12 months following a quick hiatus as a result of coronavirus. Friends attending half two of September’s occasion have been advised the theme is “Gilded Glamour and White Tie.”

As common, the sartorial theme comes from the exhibit the gala launches — “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” which is the second of star curator Andrew Bolton’s two-part present exploring the roots of American model.

Nevertheless, many thought it ironic contemplating the present state of the American economic system. The U.S. economic system shrank at a 1.4% annual rate final quarter regardless of strong spending by shoppers and companies.


Blake Lively, Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner appear on the red carpet at past Met Galas.

Blake Energetic, Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner seem on the crimson carpet at previous Met Galas.
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“It’s too on-the-nose for the Met Gala to have a ‘Gilded Age’ theme on the same day we know the US economy is contracting,” a Enterprise Insider reporter wrote on Twitter. 

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“Gilded Glamour? They’re begging for the pitchforks, aren’t they?” Tom Bevans, co-founder and President of Actual Clear Politics, tweeted.

“The WHCA and Met Gala just a few days apart, right after today’s economic news. Just absolutely perfect optics for all involved,” one other reporter added.

Kylie Jenner and Rihanna at past Met Galas.

Kylie Jenner and Rihanna at previous Met Galas.
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“Impeccable timing,” David Burge tweeted.

Others are trying ahead to the occasion and have commented on who may put on the theme greatest.

“Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj would CHEW the Gilded Glamour theme for this year’s Met Gala,” one user wrote alongside photographs of the 2.

“The Met Gala’s theme is Gilded Glamour? Doja’s been ready,” another user added.

The theme and attendees normally appeal to some criticism from onlookers.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attended 2021's September Met Gala.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attended 2021’s September Met Gala.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., obtained criticism after she attended the gala in September carrying a gown that stated “Tax the Rich.” The gown selection drew criticism as tickets to the Met Gala can reportedly price upward of $30,000.

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Typically firms purchase tables. A trend label — Michael Kors, for instance — would then host its desired celebrities or trend muses. However every paid seat reportedly prices round $35,000, although some friends are invited free of charge.

Whereas talking on the crimson carpet, Ocasio-Cortez stated she mentioned with the gown’s designer, Aurora James, “what it means to be working-class women of color at the Met.”

“And we said, we can’t just play along, but we need to break the fourth wall and challenge some of the institutions, and while the Met is known for its spectacle, we should have a conversation about it,” Ocasio-Cortez stated.

The Related Press contributed to this report.


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