Met Gala And Cannes At A Cursory Glance

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Medha Singh
May 22, 2019   •  14 views

Pictures of our favorite celebrities of their appearances and interviews at Met Gala and Cannes film festival are breaking the internet. Both the best and the weirdest of the dressing were appealing and out of curiosity I couldn’t resist my exhorting temptation to duck into the history and get a vivid picture of these annual events. I am sharing the most interesting facts that I discovered about these annual events while i plunged into these.

Met gala

This is a theme based event whose origin dates back in 1948. Now known as met gala, formally popular as costume institute gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is an extremely opulent and one of the gargantuan annual fundraising gala held on 1st Monday of May, following its grand opening exhibition runs for several months. The first sartorial exhibition comprised midnight dinner and entry tickets were 50 dollars each but after the consultation of Diana Vreeland, former editor in chief of vogue who lead the event to new heights and eventually, now this event is deciphered as “the jewel in New York City’s social crown”.

Helmed by Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of US Vogue who oversees the event and scrutinize the guests list and even the co-chairs, who are various public figures, are also enlisted by her, for this year they were Lady Gaga, Alessandro Michele, Harry Styles and Serena Williams. Met Gala marked its 71st anniversary centered at the theme Camp: Notes on fashion, which was extravagantly befitted by designers and celebrities like Lady Gaga, who presented four attires on red carpet before entering the ball, Serena Williams, who accessorized a Versace dress with trainers and many more in quiet exaggerated interpretation of the theme. Entry ticket is reported to be roughly for $30,000 each this year.

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes a city of France is witnessing 72nd film festival from 14th to 25th of this May. Formerly known as International Film Festival (festival international de film) holds its roots of origin back in 1932, partly with a desire to compete and imitate the Venice Film Festival planned to be organized for 1st time in 1939 but couldn’t be materialized until 1946 due to beginning of World War II.

Now it has evolved as one of the big three with Venice Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival. It is onus of selection committee to select and scrutinize various films and documentaries from all over the world that can be submitted by anyone under the head of categories as Competition, Out of Competition and Un Certain Regard categories which are then reviewed in this festival and further scrutinized by the jury, condition being that it must have been produced within 12 months and not been shown in any other international context. Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die is the opening film while Oliver Nakache and Eric Toledano’s The Special will be the closing film this year.

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