The stars really pulled out all the stops this year at the Met Gala 2014. What is the Met Gala? The Costume Institute Gala, known as the Met Ball or Met Gala, is an annual ball that celebrates the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute. The red carpet evening is hosted by Vogue magazine. It is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive social events in New York and one of the biggest fundraising nights of the city with a reported nine million dollars raised in 2013. The affair, attended by personalities from the arts, fashion and entertainment, has been held at the Met since 1971 and is considered to be the fashion industry’s premier annual red carpet event.
Each year the event has a theme, and includes a cocktail hour and a formal dinner. The gathering rivals the West Coast’s Vanity Fair Oscar Party, which is said to have more “star power” but less fashion panache. In 2014, the ticket costs $25,000 for each guest.