NEW YORK — This year’s Met Gala earned a record $17.4 million, museum officials said.
The annual gala is a fundraiser for the self-funding Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The money pays for operating the institute and putting on annual blockbuster exhibits like the current “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” which was launched at the gala Monday night and opens to the public May 7.
That exhibit is part of a broader two-part exhibit exploring the roots of American fashion.
Monday’s gala brought together about 400 guests — some of the biggest names from fashion, entertainment, sports and beyond.
Tickets cost $35,000 with tables going for $200,000 to $300,000, according to the New York Times.
But just because you can afford a ticket, doesn’t mean you’ll get an invitation.