War in Ukraine? World War III? Refugees?
Pandemic? More variants? What? Me Worry?
Anna Wintour doesn’t care. She’s got The Met Ball returning in May with guest hosts Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Anna and Instagram inventor Adam Mousseri will return as the real hosts, along with Tom Ford. Kardashians will abound.
Vogue magazine is really hosting the event, which is an annual money loser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The last one was in September, delayed from May 2021.
Masked ball? Unlikely!
Vogue is part of Conde Nast, which will also sponsor the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Hollywood on March 27th. Neither party will raise money for Ukraine relief, but they will highlight excess in a time of world suffering. And that’s always a beautiful thing.
This year’s theme of both parties will be exclusion, also timely.