The annual high-fashion charity ball - held in New York - attracts some of music and Hollywood's biggest names
The charity ball, which is held at the city’s Metropolitan Museum of Art every year on the first Monday in May, is one of the major fashion events of the year, demanding an exuberant dress code from its guests. The Gala also celebrates the opening of the museum’s latest exhibition, which this year has been put on by Comme Des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo.
Among this year’s attendees was Ocean, who made a rare public appearance – although he made a concerted effort to use Rihanna’s arrival on the red carpet as an opportunity to dodge the photographers camped outside the museum. The artist was later captured in a mass bathroom selfie, which also featured Kim Kardashian, P Diddy and A$AP Rocky.
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Last year, the charity ball raised $13.5 million for the Met’s Costume Institute.