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For the second year in a row, the first Monday in May did not find the Upper East Side buzzing with cartoonishly dressed celebrities on their way to the steps of the Met. But unlike last year’s event, which was all-out cancelled save for a virtual show, 2021 brings new hope: the Met Gala is back, and on for September.
We don’t know much about the event, led by the Condé Nast creative director and editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour. The inimitable EIC likes to keep it that way—there are few Met Gala sneak peeks, and what we see on the night of tends to be kept under impressive, if intimidating, wraps.
Who gets a spot on the tightly-controlled guest list? We’ll know on September 13. What will the COVID precautions look like? It’s unclear to just about everyone, but organizers have promised they’ll pay heed to whatever government guidelines are still in place by then.