Who is going to the Met Gala 2021? Guest list, location, date, theme & more

24 August 2021, 10:38 | Updated: 24 August 2021, 17:27

Who is going to the Met Gala 2021? Guest list, location, date, theme & more
Who is going to the Met Gala 2021? Guest list, location, date, theme & more. Picture: Getty

The Met Gala is going down this year! Here's everything we know about the upcoming A-list celebrity event.

It's official - the Met Gala 2021 is happening.

Met Gala 2021 seating chart: who's sitting at which table?

Often referred to as "fashion’s big night out", the Met Gala sees your favourite celebrities from the world of entertainment and design walking the iconic carpet in some pretty thematic, extraordinary outfits.

So, who will be attending? Here's everything we know about the Met Gala 2021.

  1. When is the Met Gala 2021?

    The Met Gala 2021 will be held on Monday 13th September, and the theme is America: A Lexicon of Fashion. 

    After the Met Gala 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Costume Institute has revealed there will be a two-part Met Gala for 2021 and 2022.

    The Met Gala 2022 will take place next May and will be titled America: An Anthology of Fashion. 

    Beyoncé stuns at the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala in 2016
    Beyoncé stuns at the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala in 2016. Picture: Getty
  2. Is there a seating plan for the Met Gala 2021?

    An alleged seating plan for fashion's big night out has emerged online, featuring appearances from Beyoncé, Rihanna and Naomi Campbell.

    The alleged seating plan, which was originally shared @_MetGala2021, sees five tables labelled Table A, Table C, Table E, Table F and Table H, and they're packed with famous faces.

    Met Gala 2021 seating chart: who's sitting at which table?

    In an interesting turn of events, YouTube star Emma Chamberlain is sat next to Beyoncé, while TikToker Addison Rae is sat opposite her.

    This seating plan is unconfirmed, of course, but fans of fashion and celebrities alike can expect to see some major moments at this year's event.

  3. Who will be attending the Met Gala 2021?

    According to Page Six, the Met Gala 2021 guest list includes a strong list of A-list celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna , Lupita Nyong’o Beyonce and Kim Kardashian.

    The outlet also claims that Emily Ratajkowski and Camilla Cabello have also made it to the list.

    Rihanna attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala in 2018.
    Rihanna attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala in 2018. Picture: Getty

    While you can expect to see the usual A-List faces walking the carpet this year, a number of influencers are rumoured to be in attendance, including TikTok star Addison Rae and YouTuber Emma Chamberlain.

    However, official guest-list list has been announced.

    Chief External Relations Officer for The Costume Institute says, "We do not comment on the guest list in advance of the Gala.".

    While we the guest list is uncertain, the Met Gala 2021 has confirmed it's hosts.

    The event will be hosted by co-chairs Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, and Naomi Osaka and honorary chairs Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri, and Anna Wintour.

  4. Where will the Met Gala 2021 be held?

    This year's Met Gala will be held at the usual venue, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York.

    Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion.
    Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion. Picture: Getty
  5. What is the theme for the Met Gala 2021

    The Met Gala 2021 theme will reportedly celebrate American designers and cultural, political and social events that have occurred during the pandemic. 

    The curator in charge of the Costume Institute, Andrew Bolton, explained: "The main one was the fact that the American fashion community has been supporting us for 75 years, really since the beginning of the Costume Institute, so I wanted to acknowledge its support, and also to celebrate and reflect upon American fashion." in a conversation with Vogue.

    Accoding to the outlet, Bolton will draw inspiration from Witold Rybczynski’s Home: A Short History of an Idea essay. He will also transform the Anna Wintour Costume Center into an imaginary house for In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.

    The report states that every room will have a particular theme like "joy, rebellion, warmth, nostalgia and more, and be occupied by an ancestor". 

In other news, all safety measures are reportedly being taken by the Met, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Daily Beast, a spokesperson said: 

Currently, all attendees at The Met Gala on September 13 must provide proof of full vaccination and will also be expected to wear masks indoors except when eating or drinking. We will update these guidelines as needed.

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