New York City's "Party of the Year".
The Met Gala, known in the past as the Costume Institute Gala, is the event that raises funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, located in New York City. Held in May, The Met Gala celebrates the Costume Institutes annual fashion exhibit’s grand opening and was created to help support the museums only self-funded department. This event draws so many celebrities that it has been called “the party of the year” as well as “the Oscars of the East Coast”. Each year, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibition is what sets the theme for the event as well as the style of the formal outfits worn by the attendees. This year, the theme will focus on Rei Kawakubo, who is the head of Comme des Garçons, the Japanese fashion label. Of the past 40-years, Rei Kawakubo is certainly recognized as one of the most prominent and remarkable fashion designers. She influenced a reconsideration of fashion as a place where, “creation, recreation and hybridity” are the defining factors.
This year’s event will have Kawakubo as the honorary chairperson along with music stars Pharell Williams and Katy Perry, both known for not only their music but also their fashion sense and influence. Because of the amount of the well-to-do and famous attending, the Met Gala is really one of the biggest social events of the years as well as the most influential. Those who attend include some of the top brass from music, film, fashion, arts and high-society and as such, it is the number one red carpet happening of the fashion industry. The styles and designs at this event really set the tone for the years coming fashions where they are photographed, reviewed and followed. During the week of the Met Gala there are parties and events all over town put on by some of fashions heaviest hitters such as Vogue Magazine. And while much of the excitement culminates on the night of the Met Gala, it will be an entire week of fun, fashion and celebrities.
Private Aircraft Charter to Met Gala FAQ
What do I need to think about when chartering to Met Gala?
The annual Met Gala in New York City takes place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the West Side of Manhattan. With New York City having airports spread throughout the region, your arrival and departure will be easy owing to such great options. The Met Gala’s location is such that it is located equally between Teterboro Airport – TEB, on the other side of the Hudson River in New Jersey and La Guardia Airport – LGA, just over in the borough of Queens. Teterboro is a great airport because it only handles private and charter aircraft so there is little hassle with traffic and access to your flight. La Guardia Airport, being in Queens, is great for guests staying in Brooklyn and the East Side of Manhattan. For guests that will also be visiting the communities north of New York, Westchester County Airport – HPN is perfect. It is the least busy of New York’s airport so getting in and out is a more relaxing experience that make of for the slightly longer drive to Manhattan. Due to the varying traffic in and around New York City, drive times from all three airports range from 30 minutes to just over an hour.
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