The annual Ball of the Costume Institute (also known as Met Gala) marks the opening of the annual exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum and is comparable in scale to that of the Oscar. The ball takes place in early May from 1948 and attracts fashion fans no worse than all Fashion Week combined.
In questions of style, the imagination of the guests is not limited to the rigid framework of black tie, but is determined only by the pre-set themes, which the exhibition is devoted to. The range from Coco Chanel to superheroes. At the same time, Meta Gala is, of course, not a costume party, but a serious event, so on the track there are no homemade costumes of the Avengers, rather designer variations on the topic. There are always those who come in classic tuxedos. The balance between the unrestrained flight of fantasy and restrained formality makes the red line Met Gala one of the most interesting. We have collected for you the most cool images for the last twenty years – from Tom Hiddleston in the dress coat to Alexander McQueen in the kilts.