The countdown has begun for the Met Gala, also known as the biggest fashion night of the year. The event will take place on May 2 in New York City. Numerous celebrities are expected to grace the red carpet and present their interpretation of the theme In America: An Anthology of Fashion.
Some exclusive details of the Met Gala have already been confirmed. This year, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will host the fashion event. The theme – In America: An Anthology of Fashion- aims to celebrate US design’s anonymous and unsung heroes.
There are also certain guidelines that guests must adhere to this year. From an age restriction to a ban on selfies, here are five unique rules for attending the Met Gala.
The Met Gala has imposed an age restriction, barring anyone under 18 from attending the fashion soiree. A spokesperson for the event confirmed that this decision was made because “it is not an appropriate event for people under 18.”
BAN ON SELFIES
In 2015, it was reported that a ban on the use of social media was introduced at the event. This decision was made to prevent celebrities from spending most of the event on their cell phones. “The use of cell phones for photography and social media is not allowed at the gala,” a notice sent to all guests stated.
However, this ban has been flouted by many guests in the past. One example is Kylie Jenner’s popular bathroom selfie from 2017.
Celebrities like Bella Hadid and Dakota Johnson were caught smoking at the 2017 Met Gala in the bathroom. Afterwards, it was reported that board members and donors had expressed their displeasure that guests were smoking at the event, claiming it was “disrespectful to the art collection.”
As Page Six reports, after complaints, guests at the 2018 Met Gala were informed that it was “illegal to smoke in the museum.”
NO ONION SMOKE
Guests at the Met Gala will be treated to a cocktail hour and formal dinner.
However, no onions or garlic will be served at the event to avoid bad breath. In addition, guests will not be offered bruschetta to prevent food spills on the extravagant ensembles.
STRICT SEATING REGULATIONS
Sylvana Ward Durrett, director of special projects at Vogue, shared that there is much “power brokering” going on with seating arrangements. “There’s a lot of consideration of who’s sitting next to who, whether they sat together last year, whether they sat next to each other at other events, there’s so much consideration that it’s shocking,”
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