Met Gala 2021: Blackpink's Rose could be first female K-pop idol to attend
Blackpink's Rosé sighted at YSL's store in New York hours before the Met Gala 2021
Met Gala is one of the most glamorous nights in New York, as the finest get together to host a charity gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Launched by fashion industry experts like Eleanor Lambert and pioneered by Diana Vreeland, it has also become a fashion opportunity for attendees to show off extravagant and luxurious outfits on the red carpet to the benefit. This is why the media thinks Blackpink’s Rosé might be attending the 2021 Met Gala.
While EXO’s Lay was the latest K-pop idol to attend the Met Gala in 2019, no female idol has yet attended the flamboyant social night. Rumors have been flying since the previous week that Blackpink’s Rosé might be attending this year’s Met Gala. But on September 11, Blinks (Blackpink’s fandom) were surprised to actually see Rosé at the JFK airport in New York. And on September 12, paparazzi found Rosé leaving Yves Saint Laurent.
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Blackpink's Rosé reportedly attending Met Gala
Miles Diggs, a celebrity photographer posted a photo claiming that the K-pop idol was leaving the YSL store after a fitting days before the Met Gala. With MTV accidentally posting that Blackpink’s Lisa was performing at the VMAs which she wasn’t, Blinks are wary about rumors claiming that Rosé might be attending the Met Gala. But other than the MTV VMAs 2021, the Met Gala is the only high-fashion event being held in New York at the moment.
More and more paparazzi are spotting Rosé in the city and that has many believing that she might indeed be attending the Met Gala. If she does, it will make her the first female K-pop idol to walk the red carpet of the prestigious benefit. The theme for this year happens to be ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ as American fashion is currently going through a renaissance period that has changed the industry’s outlook.
The show will be hosted by Amanda Gorman, Timothée Chalamet, Naomi Osaka and Billie Eilish. The co-chairs are Anna Wintour, Adam Mossari and Tom Ford who will be dressing several of the celebrity attendees. But with Rosé being the global ambassador of YSL and Tiffany & Co., if she does attend she will probably be dressed head to toe in the aforementioned brands.
Where to watch the Met Gala 2021
This is also the first time that the Met Gala will be officially live streamed by Vogue which will allow us to first-hand witness if Rosé walks the red carpet. It will be hosted by Keke Palmer and Ilana Glazer at 5:30 pm EST on September 13. One can watch it on Vogue’s website or their Twitter.