What's going on with the Met Gala seating chart 2021? Inside all the fashion drama

The internet is abuzz looking over the Met Gala seating chart 2021, but are the rumors true?

Singer Rihanna attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City
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The style is loud but the buzz is louder: The Met Gala seating chart, 2021's most coveted place to be for fashion lovers, is causing a stir ahead of the September soirée, which leaves everyone wondering how the industry event will shape up after a two-year hiatus. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fashionable affair had to swap its customary "first Monday in May" date for Monday, September 13. The theme of the Met Gala 2021 is America: A Lexicon of Fashion, and will likely touch on equality, inclusion and diversity in the industry, a fitting exploration following recent US affairs. A who's who of the art, fashion, and celebrity worlds will descend upon the front steps of The Met to celebrate next week. 

But who exactly is invited to this year's shindig? Instagram user @_metgala2021 (an account that has not been verified, FYI) sent social media into a frenzy when they posted would-be seating charts for the big day. 

Well, don't get too excited and come down with a case of FOMO. There are certainly a few red flags when it comes to the Met Gala seating chart 2021. Let's get into it. 

Making sense of the Met Gala seating chart 2021

Based on the posted plans, Beyoncé and Tiktok influencer Addison Rae would be found at Table A, Lizzo and Vera Wang would be hobnobbing at Table C, and Anna Wintour would be buddying up to the D'Amelio sisters at Table E—oh the combinations! Can you just imagine what the bash would look like if these charts were accurate?

But, first thing's first: that Instagram account is not in any way associated with the Met Gala, so it's safe to say the official floor arrangement might look slightly different. Plus, there are a number of spelling errors throughout and even a few mistakes, including the fact that Charli D’Amelio has been included in the roster when she won't even be old enough to attend the extravaganza until 2022. Whoops! 

Women's Wear Daily noted that the guestlist for 2021 has yet to be announced, so it's safe to say table configurations are still being assessed, though we have an idea who will likely make an appearance! (Hint: Expect a Mother Monster and likely a few Kardashians.)

Along with rumored red-carpet walkers, we do have a few previously confirmed attendees of this year's event: Timothée Chalamet will join forces with Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka and Amanda Gorman to co-host the gala.

How do you get invited to the Met Gala?

At its core, the Met Gala is a fundraiser that benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. But on the surface, it's considered the biggest red carpet event on the east coast, filled to the brim with your favorite celebrities and trendsetters. 

Unless you have an extra $75,000 to $250,000 to spare on a table, chances are you're not going to be one of 700 guests to make the list. Typically, those who are not celebrities or are in some way associated with celebrities end up attending the event as publicists or museum staffers. Better luck next year, friends!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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