You Can Go To The Met Gala If You’re Not Famous–Here’s How

As we all now know due to the proliferation of Rihanna looks a lot like she feed something at Willy Wonkas factory in our newsfeed, the Met Gala was last night. For those of us who are outside the elite manner world, we largely think of the Met Gala as that one weekend in springtime where celebrities play rich person Halloween. Year after year, are always forced to sadly scroll through our Insta feeds and mutely judge -AListers in attires that seem straight out of, but like, what if you wanted to go? As you can probably guess, getting a ticket to the Met Gala is about as easy as understanding a Kanye West speechimpossible unless you’re . But for those of us determined( read: desperate) enough to try and get an invite, here are some tactics you can use to become one of the privileged few who gets to show up the museum dressed as a big meatball and have everyone call you high fashion.

1. Kill Somebody For Anna Wintour

It goes without saying that in order to get into the Met Gala, you have to first get in with Anna Wintour. According to an anonymous socialite who has been attending the event for years( 10 bucks tells its Kris Jenner ), Anna is extremely restrictive on who can buy a ticket. So restrictive, in fact, that even the 100 member Friends Of The Costume Institute( aka people who dedicate Anna Wintour a shitload of fund) often cant get tickets because Anna chooses they cant run. Period. So if you thought maybe you could just wait for that direct deposit to make and slide Anna a $20, youre sorely misstep. No, if you want to get into the Met Gala youre going to have to do something big to prove to Anna that you are here for the right reasons. Might I suggest figuring out who Annas greatest foe is and taking them out in a late night sting operation? Once you present Anna with the head of the girl who stole her boyfriend in 8th grade( we all have one ), Anna will see that you are loyal and overlook your non-celeb status. Perhaps she’ll even give you an important task like holding Rihannas flask or inducing sure doesnt run rascal and start offering Pepsi to the security guards. Just dont expect her to acknowledge you publicly or anything because that shit is not happening.

2. Become A Muse

Are you approximate 10 feet tall and weigh anywhere from 0-15 pounds? Then congratulations! You qualify to be the muse of a famous manner house, which is one of the most legit ways to get into the Met Gala. Going as the invited guest of one of the major manner homes comes with some major perks( aka you dont have to pay for a ticket ), but theres also one major downside: you have to wear what they say to you. This means you could either show up slaying like Zendaya, or show up looks a lot like , who has apparently been cast in. Either route, there will be paintings. Plenties and lots of pictures.

3. Own A Multimillion-Dollar Company

If all else fails, you could always pull a Corinne and own your own multi-million dollar company. Just make sure its profitable enough to shell out $500,000 per table, plus whatever it costs to sponsor the event. These coveted tickets usually go to companies like Apple, Warner Bros, and Yahoo, so youd better put on your black turtleneck and start ignoring your biological child ASAP because you basically have to be Steve Jobs to get one of these seats. So yeah, your notion for an app that texts you whenever youre near a good happy hour special likely wont be good enough. Youll have to think bigger. Once you do invent the New Internet or whatever, youll be allowed to select who sits at your table, just so long as they meet Anna Wintours approving. In the Met Gala documentary( streaming on Netflix if you want to watch models for 90 minutes and feel really bad about yourself ), you actually assure a staffer reject Calvin Kleins request to have Josh Hartnett at their table by saying What has he done lately? Nothing.

I mean, they aint wrong.

4. Be Rich And Desperate

Those who are wealthy enough to afford a ticket but not famous enough to merit an invite can still potentially get in by taking an -ALister’s hand-me-downs. For example, Beyonc didnt go to the Met Gala this year because shes pregnant with the twin messiahs, so her ticket was up for grabs. According to Cameron Silver, the Fashion Director of H by Halston, Ive known of society names who couldnt get a ticket and are prepped to go if theres a last-minute seat that becomes available. They have their appear ready even if they arent certain whether or not they will actually have a seat days before the event. And if youre guessing it would require a -contestant level of shamelessness to actually pull this off, youre not incorrect. After getting over the fact that youre basically attending the social event of the season on a tourist visa, your shamelessness is likely to be put to the test is again when you are forced to walk the red carpet despite the fact that nobody knows who tf you are. Everyone walks the red carpet, Silver told, but less well known guests hear crickets because no one is paying attention. It is one of the most demeaning things to walk those stairs as a non-celebrity. Candidly, that entire situation sounds like a Hot Cheeto-induced stress dream. I suppose Id instead just stay home and judge famous person from the safety of my own lounge than show up as a secondhand guest to an -Alist event and walk a silent red carpet just so that I can eat the same hors doeuvres as Jaden Smith. But yeah, if youre rich AF and have no problem spending thousands of dollars preparing for an event that you were not invited to, then you can totally expend the first Monday in May sitting by the phone hoping Anna Wintour will call and say to you Kerry Washington got a rash.

5. But Seriously Dont Fuck With Anna Wintour

One of the most surefire ways to not get into the Met Gala( apart from being just like, a regular person) is to get on Anna Wintours bad side. Celebs who have been banned from the event include supermodel Coco Rocha( likely for accusing gala co-chair Katy Perry of stealing Rochas 2016 Met Gala look for the VMAs ), Tim Gunn( for talking shit about Anna being carried down the stairs at a manner show in 2006 ), and Rachel Zoe who constructed the huge mistake of telling she was more influential than Wintour” in an interview. Bad move, Rachel. No sum of Bravo TV stardom will save you from the fact that Anna Wintour is petty AF and has a loooooong memory. I entail, the womans been editor of for what, 200 years? 300? Candidly, I heard a rumor she once banned Marie Antoinette from the Marc Jacobs after party because she was overheard shit talking the cake.




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