How the Met Ball became NYC’s Biggest Night

The Met Ball began in 1948 as a glorified costume party for New York’s fashion industry, but has since evolved into an exclusive extravaganza where top celebrities mingle with high society and the fashion world. The Ball is now famously hosted by Vogue editor Anna Wintour and she personally approves every one of the 600 invites. Nearly every woman describes the experience as her “Cinderella” moment (and so does Adrien Brody!). The Hollywood Reporter recalls the history and glamour of a unique event.

Met Ball and the “Circus of Ambition”: Nicole Kidman, Michael Kors, Cher Tell All in THR’s Oral History, 4.8.16