A ticket to the Met Gala is around $30,000, but that's only a fraction of what it costs for a night at 'the Super Bowl of fashion'
May 2, 2018, 21:19 IST
It cost $3.5 million to produce the Met Gala 2016.
Tickets for the Met Gala 2017, which 550 people attended, cost $30,000 — that's enough to put a family of four over the poverty line. Some sources say tickets can even cost up to $50,000.
Tables go for $275,000, but can go for up to $500,000. They cost even more if they're paid for by sponsors. Yahoo sponsored the Met Gala 2015 and reportedly paid $3 million for two tables.
Some celebrities attend the Met Gala for free if they're sitting at a table a brand paid for and are lent dresses by fashion designers. But if you're not Beyonce, it can cost around $62,000 to attend, including your hair, dress, makeup, and nails, Refinery29 estimates.
A designer gown for the Met Gala can range anywhere from $4,495 to $35,610.
Rihanna's famous omelette dress at the Met Gala 2015, "China: Through the Looking Glass," was made by Chinese designer Guo Pei, whose dresses cost around $680,916.
At the Met Gala 2017, several stars were dripping in diamonds, from Paris Jackson's $1,730 earrings to Reese Witherspoon's $796,620 diamond ring.
Gigi Hadid sported $2,000 artificial chrome nails dotted with crystals for the "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" themed Met Gala in 2016. Kiss Nail Products, the company who made the nails, footed the bill.
An A-lister needs a place to get ready for the Met ball. A room at the Carlyle, a popular spot for gala attendees, costs between $820 and $910. Rooms at the Mark, another nearby hotel, cost between $1,195 and $1,250.
There's also the night's talent. Katy Perry, who can charge about $1.5 million for an appearance, performed at the Met Gala 2017.
The Met Gala raised more than $12 million last year. Overall, Anna Wintour has raised approximately $186 million for the Costume Institute.
The Vatican will be loaning 40 rare items of religious significance to the Costume Institute for the Met Gala 2018, including a papal tiara featuring 18,000 diamonds and pieces worn by Pope Benedict 14th. There's no word on its value, but diamond jewelry owned by Pope Paul VI recently went on sale for $1.9 million.