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May 3, 2024

Who Picks the Met Gala Theme and Exhibit, and Why?

When the annual parade of celebrities ascends the steps at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday night to mark the opening of “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” guests will have no indication that the elaborate exhibition they are about to see is a last-minute backup plan.

Wintour's Met Gala continues to surpass its own remarkable fundraising achievements, with tickets now priced at approximately $75,000 per person for the exclusive event. Last year, the Gala raised a staggering $22 million, despite costing $6 million to host. While a significant portion of the proceeds benefits the Costume Institute, some also contribute to the Metropolitan Museum's general budget, where Wintour serves on the board. However, beneath the impressive financial figures lies a concern within the curatorial community: after nearly 15 years, the Costume Institute is increasingly renowned for its extravagant parties rather than its exhibitions, a shift that many find troubling.

Read more about it here.

Wintour's Met Gala continues to surpass its own remarkable fundraising achievements, with tickets now priced at approximately $75,000 per person for the exclusive event. Last year, the Gala raised a staggering $22 million, despite costing $6 million to host. While a significant portion of the proceeds benefits the Costume Institute, some also contribute to the Metropolitan Museum's general budget, where Wintour serves on the board. However, beneath the impressive financial figures lies a concern within the curatorial community: after nearly 15 years, the Costume Institute is increasingly renowned for its extravagant parties rather than its exhibitions, a shift that many find troubling.

Read more about it here.

Wintour's Met Gala continues to surpass its own remarkable fundraising achievements, with tickets now priced at approximately $75,000 per person for the exclusive event. Last year, the Gala raised a staggering $22 million, despite costing $6 million to host. While a significant portion of the proceeds benefits the Costume Institute, some also contribute to the Metropolitan Museum's general budget, where Wintour serves on the board. However, beneath the impressive financial figures lies a concern within the curatorial community: after nearly 15 years, the Costume Institute is increasingly renowned for its extravagant parties rather than its exhibitions, a shift that many find troubling.

Read more about it here.

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