The first Monday in May is an important event in the fashion world. It is on this date every year since 1948 that a fundraising event has been held in favor of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. For stars, an invitation to the Met Ball is a symbol of recognition in the highest circles. Only A-list celebrities manage to get an invitation from designers. The theme of the ball is dedicated to the exhibition, which starts on the night of the Met Gala. This year the exposition is dedicated to "Gilded Glamour".