Has the Met Gala fallen out of fashion? ‘If you’re losing the Gagas and the Rihannas, you’d probably want to check yourself’

Famous for its OTT style statements, the Super Bowl of red carpets is one of the highest-earning fundraisers in the world. But with reality stars replacing A-list attendees and questions raised over this year’s theme, we ask industry insiders if the extravaganza is justso last season...

Has the Met Gala hit its peak?

Meadhbh McGrath

The first Met Gala was held in December 1948, and took the form of an intimate dinner at the Waldorf Astoria, with tickets priced at $50. The aim was to raise money for the Costume Institute, which had become part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art two years prior.