The 2019 Met Gala is fast approaching and the prestigious event has all the A-listers flocking to the red carpet. However, the price tag to attend is not cheap — it is a charity event, after all. Last year, $12 million was raised for the Costume Institute and you best believe a healthy chunk came from the price of admission. So, how much is a ticket to attend the May 6 event? Get all the details below.
One ticket to the event costs around $30,000 and buying a whole table pushes the price to about $275,000. Besides coughing up the cash for your own ticket, brands will often pay for a table and invite their favorite celebrities to sit with them. Anna Wintour, one of the event cochairs and artistic director of Condé Nast, also passes out a handful of invites. Commonly, she gifts them to up-and-coming designers who may not be able to afford the elaborate price tag, according to The New York Times.
Let’s just say that you have $30,000 to casually drop for a good cause … can you go on Ticket Master and pick up your entry? Heck no. The Met Gala is invite-only and there’s a waitlist. Basically, Ms. Wintour has the final say on every. single. attendee. Around 550 elite members of the fashion and celebrity realm, including Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid and Rihanna, attended the event in 2018, and it’s considered to be one of the most exclusive parties of the year.
While this all sounds so high-class it could make your head spin, the exclusivity is exactly what makes the show so fascinating. This year’s theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion, is sure to bring out some of the wildest looks we’ve ever seen walk the red carpet. According to the official website, “Notes on ‘Camp’ provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.” Anything over-the-top, flamboyant, abstract or all of the above are welcomed and encouraged.
The 2019 Met Gala is happening on May 6. Although the actual event isn’t televised, you can see how to watch red carpet coverage here!