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Met Gala organizers face criticism for ‘Gilded Glamor’ theme amid inflation

By Maya Yang

02 May 2022 · 2 min read

Organizers of the 2022 Met Gala are weathering widespread criticism for the event’s theme, “Gilded Glamor and White Tie”, facing accusation of insensitivity to the worsening inflation most Americans are dealing with.

The annual gala’s sartorial theme follows the second part of curator Andrew Bolton’s two-part exhibition In America: An Anthology of Fashion, which explores the origins of American fashion. However, many onlookers have used social media to condemn Monday evening’s event for its extravagance and luxury as the nation grapples with a shrinking economy.

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