The Met Gala is one of the most glamorous and anticipated nights of the year, but celebrities at the star-studded event are expected to follow some strict rules if they want to be invited back.
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Celebrities are busy preparing for this year’s Met Gala, scheduled for Monday, May 2.
The dazzling event, known as “fashion’s big night”, will see hundreds of A-list celebrities make their way to the Met’s steps in stunningly gorgeous outfits.
The fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is returning to its normal schedule in May of this year, after last year’s event was postponed to September due to Covid-19. The Costume Institute will inaugurate the second part of its “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibition, which honors the “unknown heroes of American design”.
The theme of this year’s Met Gala will be Gilded Glamor and White Tie.
The exclusive event has been meticulously planned by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour since 1995, and although it’s one of the most anticipated events of the year, there are some strict rules that guests must follow. obey if they want. to be invited back by the fashion mogul.
From selfie-free zones to prohibited foods, we take a look at some of the strictest rules of mystery events.
The Met Gala’s No Selfie Rule
The glitz and glamor of the Met Gala make the party one of the most photographed events of the year, but while photographers are officially allowed to photograph celebrities, selfies are strictly prohibited. prohibit.
In 2015, it was announced that the use of social media would be banned at the event, to prevent celebrities from spending too much time on their phones and to encourage them to be present.
A notice sent to guests that year said: “The use of phones for photography and social media will not be allowed during the gala.”
However, the no-selfie rule has been broken several times since, including Kylie Jenner’s giant bathroom selfie in 2017.
Met Gala dress code
When invitations to the Met Gala were sent out in the spring, one important detail was included: the dress code.
The dress code is perhaps the most famous of the Met Gala’s rules, and each year guests are expected to have high expectations for their outfits.
In 2020, the dress code was “trivial research” and last year “American independence”; This year’s dress code is “glamor gilding, white tie”.
We can expect to see celebrities presenting lavish outfits inspired by New York’s Gilded Age, which lasted from 1870 to 1890.
No person under the age of 18
In 2018, a new rule was set up which meant that those under the age of 18 were no longer allowed to attend the prom.
The stipulation meant that many young celebrities missed out on the elite event, including then 16-year-old dance star Maddie Ziegler, who told The Hollywood Reporter, “I can’t go because I haven’t yet. old enough!”
A Met Gala spokesperson explained the decision to ban people under 18, saying: “It’s not an appropriate event for under-18s.”
In 2003, a ban on indoor smoking was enacted in New York City, but despite the law, many celebrities were photographed smoking in the bathroom at the Metropolitan Museum of Art during a gala dinner in 2017. .
The following year, guests were reminded that “smoking in museums is illegal” and it was announced that a strict smoking ban was detailed in that year’s invitation.
Strict seating arrangement
Anna Wintour made sure that the Met Gala was meticulously planned down to the smallest detail, but one of the most important aspects of the event was the creation of the seating plan.
The seating arrangement begins in December, and there are strict rules when it comes to celebrity seating.
Wintour wanted to ensure that the gala remained a social event where guests met new people, which meant couples often sat apart. Therefore, the new couple Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson will likely be forced to sit separately after their red carpet debut this year.
The seating plan also ensures that guests who have sat next to each other at the previous Met Gala will not sit next to each other.
Eaddy Kiernan, the person in charge of the seating arrangement, told Vogue: “We really try to think very carefully about who is going to sit next to each other.
“Our ideal match might be two people we thought would be like a house on fire, but might not even realize that they have much in common.”
After walking the famous red carpet and visiting the exhibition, guests will sit down for a formal meal. According to the New York Post, even food served at the Met Gala comes with rules.
Certain foods are said to be prohibited in the kitchen. A former Vogue employee has revealed that parsley is on the list of foods that should not be eaten to avoid the risk of it getting on the guests’ teeth.
Bad news for fans of Italian food, as other ingredients on the list not to be served include onions and garlic, as well as messy foods like bruschetta.
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