The Costume Institute Spring Exhibit: Met Gala

"China: Through The Looking Glass".Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford, 2004. Photo Cr: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Let’s break this down a bit further before embarking on this highly anticipated, exclusive (only 700 seats) and an annual situation which happened on May

It’s so intense – that it’s better to label it as a “situation” as it surpasses anything equivalent to any normal event – in New York City’s standards.

No, it’s not the NFL Draft- we might have missed the mark on that event too- and it’s OK.

Instead, the Social Agenda started counting down the days to the 2015 Costume Institute Benefit Spring Exhibition titled – China: Through the Looking Glass presented by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In case you don’t feel motivated to remember the entire label – feel free to remember it’s also known as the  Met Gala.

The Gala could perhaps be considered as the appetizer to the exhibit that runs from May 7- August 16 for the public.

Guests will be able to view 130 dynamic Haute couture Chinese fashion and how the East has influenced the West in art, film, and many other ways.

Since 1946, when the Costume Institute became part of the Met in 1946, it has grown into a world-class collection highlighting more than 35,000 garments from five continents, with some dating back to the 15th century.

This year’s exhibition will be on view in the Met’s Chinese Galleries and in the Anna Wintour Costume Center – as well.

The Benefit Gala is the perhaps the highest monetary resource contributing to the annual funding for other exhibitions, publications, improvements, and additional business related matters pertaining to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

All you need is $25K (no joke) for your ticket, a beautiful gown, or a tuxedo and arm candy – and you’re all set to walk the Met Gala Red Carpet.

Wondering who made the cut? You know – Rihanna, Beyonce & Jay-Z, John Legend & wife Chrissy Teigen, this year’s co-chairs Jennifer Lawrence, Gong Li, Marissa Mayer, Wendi Murdoch, and Anna Wintour (Editor-in-Chief of Vogue & Artistic Director Condé Nast) of Gong Li, Marissa Mayer, Silas Chou (2015 Honorary Chair), Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora, Blake Lively, Sarah Jessica Parker, Andy Cohen, Kim and Kanye West, Selena Gomez, Wong Kar Wai (renowned filmmaker) and more.

Let’s hope and pray one day we will have the opportunity to sit together at a future Met Gala. For more information on the exhibit- click here.

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