Sep 13, 2021
By Andy Johnson
The first of this year’s two-part Met Gala kicks off in New York tonight.
Organizers are promising a more intimate affair but haven’t said exactly how intimate, but promise no less the star power after the celebrity-splashed party was canceled last year due to the pandemic.
With a closely guarded guest list and intensely coveted tickets, this year’s gala marks the Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary which raises the bulk of the institute’s annual funding.
One of New York’s newest celebrities will be there. Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez, fresh off her women’s final appearance at the U-S Open will attend before heading back to Montreal to do media interviews and then start training for Indian Wells.
The next Met Gala will be on May 2nd of next year opening part two of the American fashion exhibit, entitled “An Anthology of Fashion.”