NEW YORK (AP) — All that “golden glamour” has brought real gold. This year’s Met Gala brought in a record $17.4 million, museum officials announced Tuesday.
The annual gala is a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s self-funded Costume Institute. The money is used to run the institute and organize successful annual exhibitions like the current “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” which launched at the gala Monday night and opens to the public on May 7. This exhibit is part of a larger two-part exhibit exploring the roots of American fashion.