top of page

Met Gala 2022: Everything You Need To Know

Blake Lively at Met Gala 2022
Blake Lively in Reversible Gown| Met Gala 2022 | Getty

Following two years, the largest night in fashion will revert to its ordinary timing: early May. Here's how to see all the red carpet looks. The Met Gala is part of the largest nights in fashion. For vast majority of us, the evening unfolds in photos of luxurious outfits from the event.

“The stories really reflect the evolution of American style, but they also explore the work of individual tailors, dressmakers, and designers,” said Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu curator in charge of the Costume Institute. “What’s exciting for me is that some of the names will be very familiar to students of fashion, like Charles James, Halston, and Oscar de la Renta, but a lot of the other names really have been forgotten, overlooked, or relegated into the footnotes of fashion history.”

Officially known as the Costume Institute Benefit, the Met gala has been a yearly fashion exhibition since 1973. The gala's theme is typically tied to an exhibition at Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

What exactly is the 2022 Met Gala?

The event is typically held on the first Monday in May. This year, the Met Gala is returning to its usual date, and will take place on Monday, May 2, 2022.

What is the 2022 Met Gala theme This Year?

The theme: "Gilded Glamour. The costumes from this year's Met Gala draw inspiration from the Gilded Age in American history.

Part two of the exhibition — In America: An Anthology of Fashion — which will be accessible to the public on May 7, shortly after the gala. The work of eight film directors will be showcased including — Janicza Bravo, Sofia Coppola, Julie Dash, Tom Ford, Regina King, Martin Scorsese, Autumn de Wilde and Chloé Zhao.

When is the official telecast time for Met Gala?

The official live telecast of the Met Gala will be hosted by Vogue, Hulu, NBC and will begin at 6 p.m. E.T.

About The Met Gala

The Met Gala, or Met Ball, formally called the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit, is an annual fundraising gala held for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. It is popularly regarded as the world's most prestigious fashion event, and an invitation is highly sought-after. Celebrities from various fields such as fashion, film, television, music, sports, and social media, are generally invited to the gala, organized by American fashion magazine Vogue.

For more information, visit


bottom of page