The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City since 1946. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit. Each year's event celebrates the theme of that year's Costume Institute exhibition, and the exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night since guest are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit. Each year the event also has honorary celebrity event day chairpersons.
It was reported that Lady Gaga had suffered from stage fright before performing. It was also reported that Oprah Winfrey had to convince her to perform. She had also skipped the red carpet introduction. When informed of this by a journalist, Gaga replied "I wasn’t nervous! To be honest with you, I don’t give a f*** about red carpets, and I never do them. I don’t like them. First of all – how could any of these outfits possibly look good with an ugly red carpet under them?”
- Set list:
- Lady Gaga's hair — Frederic Aspiras
- Lady Gaga's makeup — Tara Savelo
- Band and Dancers' glam — Sarah Tanno