The event, as per usual, will take place the first Monday in May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Based on the Costume Institute’s exhibition on American fashion, titled “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” the theme of the night will be Gilded Glamour—so expect plenty of gold dresses, Hollywood waves, and extravagant entrances.
It’s no wonder Lively was called on to be one of the faces of the event, as she is, after all, one of Hollywood’s most glamorous red-carpet beauties. In 2018, she famously wore a gold-and-blue Atelier Versace gown that took more than 600 hours to make. Plus, husband Reynolds, who never disappoints with his praise of her, will be by her side to give the cameras yet another romantic red-carpet moment.
Co-chairing the annual gala will be designer Tom Ford, head of Instagram Adam Mosseri, and Anna Wintour.
The Met Museum exhibition “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” follows “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which opened late last year and is still on view at the museum until September. The show celebrates some of the greatest American designers—including Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, and Calvin Klein—and walks visitors through a timeline of American fashion.
Last year’s Met Gala was also centered on U.S. fashion, with many designers seeking inspiration from Old Hollywood when dressing celebrities for the carpet.
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In 2020, the event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, following what was one of the most headline-making events in 2019, when the theme was Camp and connected to the spring exhibition, “Camp: Notes on Fashion.”
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.