Anna Wintour’s Met Gala blasted for inviting TikTok ‘stars’ and YouTube influencers
Pictured: Wintour’s legendary event, slated for September 13th, will only feature co-presenters under the age of 25, from the likes of Billie Eilish to TikTok stars and YouTube influencers
A-list stars will avoid this year’s Met Gala after learning organizer Anna Wintour put together an influencer-heavy guest list.
The Vogue editor is said to have invited the social media star Addison Rae (20), who has a total of 120 million followers on TikTok and Instagram, as well as the school dropout, the also 20-year-old YouTube star Emma Chamberlain, whose vlogs 10.5 Have attracted millions of subscribers.
An agent said those named and others who were asked to attend had deterred traditional celebrities from running. The nameless fixer told Page Six, “I’ve been told there are a lot of influencers on the guest list.
“I’ve heard that Facebook and Instagram have occupied so many tables, and that, in addition to the mask mandate, has kept a lot of people away.
“Personally, I don’t think the Met is cool anymore … It has gone from being super prestigious to … [being] full of influencers’
The gala, which will be held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, will take place on September 13 on their usual first Monday in May after COVID canceled the 2020 event.
Guests attending must be fully vaccinated and wear their masks indoors when not eating or drinking.
The agent speaking to Page 6 believes some potential guests will hold out until May 2022 so they don’t have to ruin a spectacular one-off outfit and makeup
This year’s event, titled “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”, is also the first since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year. The 2020 gala was canceled indefinitely on March 16, 2020 as the virus began to spread worldwide.
Beyonce, a regular at the gala, is expected to attend this year’s event
Meanwhile, Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bündchen, who are usually familiar faces at the Met Gala, won’t be attending, according to industry insiders
Gala mainstays Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian are reported to be attending the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but many of the gala familiar faces are absent, including Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bündchen and actress Sarah Jessica Parker.
“I think the big actors and the big fashionistas will come next year when it returns in May,” the agent said.
“I also think that a lot of people don’t feel like dressing up in ridiculously expensive outfits and putting on a mask for it.”
The Post reports that Vogue editor-in-chief and event organizer Anna Wintour had to cut the guest list from 600 to 450 due to COVID-19 mandates.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Costume Institute Benefit celebrate the opening of Camp: Notes on Fashion, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in May 2019
The Post reports that Vogue editor-in-chief and event organizer Anna Wintour had to cut the guest list from 600 to 450 due to COVID-19 mandates
“I feel like we thought we were going back to normal, but now with the delta, why should you?” said the agent.
“We’re still in a pandemic, it’s not getting any better and [the party is held in] a very closed space. ‘
The focus this year is on nurturing young talent so guests get younger, sources told The Post.
Other insider sources told the outlet that this year’s event will primarily focus on younger talent in the industry, which means many old-guard invitations likely haven’t been sent.
“Any old guard who complained just wasn’t invited – it’s just sour grapes,” added a fashion insider.