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The Met Gala holds a record $ 17.4 million, according to the museum

Kacey Musgraves attends the charity gala at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art holding the opening of the exhibition “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” on Monday, May 2, 2022 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision / AP) (Evan Agostini, AP)

NEW YORK – All that “golden glamor” brought real gold. This year’s Met gala won a record $ 17.4 million, museum officials said Tuesday.

The annual gala is a self-funded fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. The money pays for the operation of the institute and the holding of highly successful annual exhibitions such as the current “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” which was presented at the gala on Monday night and opens to the public on May 7th. That exhibition is part of one of the partial exhibitions that explores the roots of American fashion.

The gala is traditionally held on the first Monday in May, but due to the pandemic, the 2021 version was held last September. The two galas together raised $ 33.7 million, according to the institute.

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The theme of this Monday’s gala was “golden glamor”.

Monday’s gala brought together about 400 guests, some of the biggest names in fashion, entertainment, sports and others.


The Met Gala holds a record $ 17.4 million, according to the museum

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