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Eye-watering price every celebrity pays to go to the Met Gala

Eye-watering price every celebrity pays to go to the Met Gala

The Met Gala comes with a hefty price tag but there's a good reason why

The red carpet for this year's Met Gala has finally come to an end and fans all over have been absolutely delighted, shocked and baffled by what some of the biggest named in Hollywood decided to don for the occasion.

We've seen Doja Cat's bizarre towel getup and Kim Kardashian's 'scary' waist-cinching corset alongside Cardi B's incredible gown and Gigi Hadid's absolutely jaw-dropping ensemble.

Met Gala tickets cost a pretty penny. (Theo Wargo/GA/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images)
Met Gala tickets cost a pretty penny. (Theo Wargo/GA/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images)

However, apart from all the incredible outfits, many fans have been left curious as to just how much every celeb coughs up to attend the prestigious Met Gala.

The theme of this year's event is 'Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion' with a dress code of 'The Garden of Time' - a short story from 1962 by the British sci-fi author JG Ballard.

The night is being co-chaired by a star-studded panel including the likes of 'Jenny From the Block' singer Jennifer Lopez, Thor actor Chris Hemsworth, Challengers star Zendaya and 'I Like It' rapper Bad Bunny.

Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson and TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew have also been appointed as honorary chairs while Vogue icon, Anna Wintour, stays at the helm of the ship.

Now, the annual gala raises money for the museum's Costume Institute but how much does it costs to attend?

An individual ticket reportedly goes for around $75,000 (£60,000). (ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
An individual ticket reportedly goes for around $75,000 (£60,000). (ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Well, an individual ticket goes for around $75,000 (£60,000) - tens of thousands more than a down payment on a property - while a 10-seat table starts at $350,000.

While some wealthy celebs will fork out a small fortune to attend, often brands will also snap up tables for their celeb guests.

It's clear that hundreds of celebs deem the hefty price tag worth it in order to be invited to one of fashion's biggest nights of the year.

Attendees also get to experience the museum exhibit, cocktails, dinner and party with some of the biggest names in the biz with every ticket holder also allowed to walk the red carpet.

However, as we know, only the most famous celebs get the attention of the hawk-eyed press.

The Met Gala gala raised about $22 million last year, when its theme paid tribute to late design legend Karl Lagerfeld.

Speaking to Vogue on the red carpet at the time in 2023, Wintour said: "It’s a very emotional night for me.

"I love Karl so much and it’s just wonderful to see so many people who are turning out to honour him, and give him the recognition that he so deserves."

She continued: "Karl was just was so creative, so visionary… (he) invented so many things and at the same time I think was intrinsically the chicest designer that you can ever imagine."

Top 10 Met Gala themes

1985 - Costumes of Royal India

A celebration of Royal India’s fashions, the 1985 Met Gala saw a plethora of South Asian-inspired designs that featured stunning embroidery and extravagant embellishments.

Pop icon Cher turned heads at the 1985 exhibition in a sheer, embellished Bob Mackie gown, truly making fashion history.

1990 - Théâtre de la Mode: Fashion Dolls: The Survival of Haute Couture

Now a Met Gala connoisseur, 1990 was the first year supermodel Naomi Campbell attended, wearing a colourful mini dress.

This theme was also a rather special one down to the fact it featured mannequins created post-WWII by French fashion designers.

1996 - Christian Dior

The 1996 Met Gala paid homage to the late French fashion designer, who died in 1957.

This particular event is well noted for Princess Diana being in attendance wearing a navy Dior gown.

She had a close relationship with the fashion house - so much so that Dior renamed its 1994 handbag, previously known as Chouchou to Princese, to honour Diana, naming it Lady Dior.

1999 - Rock Style

The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland joined forces for the Met Gala to spotlight classic rock-'n'-roll performers and their pervasive influence on style.

Many will recall this Met Gala for Liv Tyler and Stella McCartney’s matching DIY T-shirts that read ‘Rock Royalty’.

2006 - Anglomania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion

Curated by Andrew Bolton at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 2006 Met Gala featured a classy showcase from British designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and Burberry.

2010 - American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity

2010 was the year to celebrate American women, and the Met Gala exhibition did just that.

Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry and Sarah Jessica Parker were out in full force showcasing flamboyant designs from the likes of Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney.

2013: Punk: Chaos to Couture

This year’s event benefited the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and saw celebs push boundaries with punk-themed designs.

From a fishnet-clad Madonna to a bleached blonde Miley Cyrus in a mesh ensemble, the 2013 Met Gala is certainly one for the archives.

2015: China: Through the Looking Glass

Arguably one of the most iconic Met Galas of all time, the 2015 event focused on China’s influence on Western fashion, making for some truly stunning theatrics.

Designs from the likes of Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Guo Pei, and Christian Dior Haute Couture were at the forefront, featuring stars like Beyoncé and Rhianna.

2018: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

Alongside some stunning looks by the likes of Rhianna and Blake Lively, this theme also had hundreds of holy items on display, including dozens of artifacts sent over from The Vatican - many of which had never left Rome before.

2022 - In America: An Anthology of Fashion

This theme was the second part of the Metropolitan Museum's examination of American fashion - the first being 2021’s "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion".

Kim Kardashian being the first person to ever be allowed to wear Marilyn Monroe’s iconic ‘Happy Birthday’ dress was perhaps the most iconic look from this year’s Met Gala.

Featured Image Credit: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images/Mike Coppola/MG24/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

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