Met Gala 2021 by the numbers – Lil Nas X’s three outfits to mechanical babies
Every year, fans patiently await the Met Gala – a place where creativity meets fashion, color and art.
Every year, audiences are blown away by the glamorous and often outrageous dresses worn by many of society’s biggest stars, from A-List actors to popular sports figures.
While the gala is an annual fundraising event for the Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts, it also features the ultimate in fashion with guests dressed in extravagant interpretations of the annual theme.
This year’s theme was America, and celebrities like Nikkie de Jager (Nikkie Tutorials) paid tribute to trans icon Marsha P. Johnson in a stunning Edwin Oudshoorn dress, while Kim Kardashian wore a “dress Balenciaga’s controversial blackout.
Gala response reaches new heights every year with Vogue’s YouTube videos of celebrities prepping for the Met Gala already reaching millions upon thousands of memes taking over Twitter.
Instagram photo streams can be, well, a little overwhelming, so we’ve broken the event down for you into a few of the many number highlights.
1 – The number of Mechanical Babies during the event (yes, you read that right). Frank Ocean’s plus one came in the form of an almost ghoulish, lime-green robotic baby that seemed to move on its own. The child’s name you ask me? Cody of course.
3 – Lil Nas X showcased no less than three outfits from Donatella Versace upon her entry; a royal cape, golden armor and a bodysuit covered with crystals.
4 – There were four co-chairs of the event this year, singer Billie Eilish, tennis pro Naomi Osaka, actor Timothée Chalamet and poet Amanda Gorman.
ten – The event saw a plant-based menu created by ten emerging New York City chefs, each chosen by chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelson.
40– The crystal-encrusted dress of gymnast Simone Biles of Beckett Fogg and Area label of Piotrek Panszczyk, weighed 40 kg, with a team of six to help her reach the notorious milestones.
154 – Speaking of the steps, they’re an incredible 154 feet wide – a perfect backdrop for taking those iconic shots.
600 – The number of guests is typically around 600, but this year appears to be smaller in size to meet Covid guidelines.
30,000 – The price of tickets would cost around $ 30,000, while buying a table will cost you at least $ 275,000.
2,900,000 –@Saint Hoax, social media influencer and first-ever Met Gala “meme correspondent”, shared live social media content with the account’s 2,900,000 followers.
15,000,000 – It has not yet been reported how much this year’s event has raised for the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts, but each year an average of $ 15,000,000 is raised.
18 445 540 – As of this writing, singer Billie Eilish has garnered an incredible 18,445,540 likes on an Instagram photo the star shared in her Marilyn Monroe-esque Oscar de la Renta dress.