There’s no saying when the world will be utterly Covid-free with the Delta variant looming over us. But that hasn’t stopped, Vogue editor-in-chief and event organizer Anna Wintour to pull off the prestigious Met Gala event. After canceling the 2020 event, they have big plans for the 2021 gala with the theme ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.’ News is that most A-list stars that have been regulars over the years are set to shun this year’s, Met Gala. Blame it on Covid-19 or the influx of influencers. Apparently, for this year’s two-part event, organizer Anna Wintour complied an influencer-heavy guestlist where social media stars like Addison Rae, YouTube star Emma Chamberlain will be seen hogging the limelight.
Is this a new wave of change, or is the Met Gala just not lustrous enough anymore? One celebrity agent stated, “I’ve been told that a lot of influencers are on the guest list. I’ve heard that Facebook and Instagram have taken so many tables, and that’s put a lot of people off going, alongside the mask mandate.” Another publicist added, “Personally, I don’t think the Met is cool anymore … It’s gone from super prestigious to [being] full of influencers.” Like them or hate them, but there is no ignoring the influencers of the world who do enjoy a more loyal following than most A-listers. Add to this the theme of the event that is laying focus on supporting young talent.
A fashion insider with knowledge of the event spilled some tea, “Any of the old guards who are complaining simply didn’t get invited — it’s just sour grapes. I think the big actors and the big fashionistas will come next year when it returns in May. I also don’t think a lot of people feel like dressing up in ridiculously expensive outfits and putting on a mask for this.” among the world-famous celebrities who have confirmed their attendance are Gala-mainstays Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian. Jennifer Lopez is expected to be there sans her beau Ben.
Other attendees include Venus Williams; singers Shawn Mendes, Rosalía, and Lorde. Singer Billie Eilish, actor Timothée Chalamet, tennis champ Naomi Osaka and poet Amanda Gorman will co-host the event that will not be seeing familiar faces like Tom Brady and his wife, Gisele Bündchen, and actress Sarah Jessica Parker. The gala will occur at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, with 450 guests attendance. All attendees must be fully vaccinated and wear their masks indoors when not eating or drinking.
[Via: Page Six]