Influencers Attend Met Gala - First Since Pre-Covid
Met Gala, fashion’s biggest night, was held on May 2, 2022, the first Monday in the month of May. After two years of Covid-19 cancellations and date changes, a plethora of artists, including influencers from social media platforms, attended this event.
The first Met Gala event took place in 1948 as an annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. People who attended usually were members of New York high society and the fashion industry. “It wasn’t until 1972 that Diana Vreeland joined the Met committee and transformed it to what we know today,” says the fashion site thevisionmsm.org. Diana Vreeland was an American socialite, fashionista, columnist, and editor associated with top-notch fashion magazines. The Met Gala began to indulge in prevalent cultures, and celebrities became a part of “fashion’s biggest night's” exclusive guest list. Since taking over as chairperson in 1999, Anna Wintour, a British and American journalist who leads Vogue Magazine at Conde Nast, took the Met Gala to new heights. And right after that, the Met became a symbol of class and luxury.
There is no other way to say that there is no doubt that now celebrities are heavily invested in modern culture, involving actresses, singers, models, and anyone with a large media platform. However, America has become too immersed in celebrity culture. “The rise of influencers has caused people to spend hours of their day idolizing others and trying to become a part of a lifestyle that is realistically unattainable yet much more interesting from an outsider’s perspective,” says thevisionmsm.org. With the rise of social media use like TikTok, Instagram, and other platforms, the average amount of users has their personal lives consumed in such high degrees with their brand deals and sponsorships, “This inflation is fundamentally related to consumer culture.” This allows more and more people to be a part of this big platform that we all know today.