METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART HOSTS THE OSCARS OF FASHION
By: Mike Leventhal, APB Staff Writer
For the record, it’s officially referred to as the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit.
It’s a black-tie and gown event to raise funds for the museum’s Costume Institute which is the only Met curatorial department that is required to fund itself.
However… to fashion designers, models, socialites, celebrities, and tourists, the first Monday in May is “the Oscars of Fashion” and “the party of the year” in New York City.
In celebration of the opening, the Museum’s Costume Institute Benefit was co-chaired by Amal Clooney, Rihanna, Donatella Versace, and Anna Wintour. Christine and Stephen Schwarzman served as Honorary Chairs.
The event is The Costume Institute’s main source of annual funding for exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, and capital improvements.
Under heavy NYPD presence, there were no reports of any incidents.