Met Gala has always been the most awaited event of the year. This year, there has been a social media buzz that Blackpink has been invited. Here’s a look at how these rumors started.

Blackpink has managed to make a mark on the industry with their powerful performance over the years. The girl band recently even released their Netflix documentary. Amid their success, people have been wondering if they have been invited to the Met Gala.

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Is Blackpink going to attend the Met Gala?

As of now, there is no confirmation if Blackpink will be attending the Met Gala. The names of the celebrities who have been invited to the event have not been released yet. Any information you see on the internet about Blackpink being invited to the Met Gala is just rumors, for now.

The buzz around Blackpink attending the Met Gala started due to a social media post that has been going around on the internet. The post reads: “The same insider that confirmed the solo music video releases of Blackpink this year, has confirmed that Blackpink will indeed be attending the Met Gala ball this year.”

The post further notes, “planned outfits from the respective brands will follow this year’s theme, ‘American Fashion.’ They have confirmed social distancing guidelines will be observed.

This has sparked speculation that one might get to see Blackpink at the event. However, no official confirmation has been made yet.

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When is the Met Gala being held?

The Met Gala will be held in two parts after its cancellation last year due to the pandemic. Now, the event will be held as Met Gala for 2021 and 2022. For 2021, the theme is In America: A Lexicon of Fashion. A smaller celebration is planned for 13 September 2021.

Meanwhile, the second part’s theme is In America: An Anthology of Fashion and the event will take place on May 5, 2022.

The meaning behind this year’s theme explained

As reported by Vogue, this year’s theme focuses on celebrating American designers and giving the spotlight to cultural, political, and social events that have occurred during the pandemic.

 Andrew Bolton, the curator in charge of the Costume Institute, told Vogue: “The main one was the fact that the American fashion community has been supporting us for 75 years, really since the beginning of the Costume Institute, so I wanted to acknowledge its support, and also to celebrate and reflect upon American fashion.”