Shutterstock to Showcase all the Glamour of The Met Gala
Inside access from The Costume Institute Benefit, which draws prestigious names from fashion, entertainment, sports, and business.
NEW YORK, NY April 6, 2017 Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:SSTK) a leading global provider of imagery and music, announced today that it will again offer comprehensive coverage at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit, more commonly known as The Met Gala. The benefit brings together the most prominent and prestigious names in entertainment, fashion, sports, and business and will be held on Monday, May 1st at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
The Met Gala is the fashion industry’s premier annual event. In collaboration with Condé Nast and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, photography of the full 2017 Met Gala evening will only be available for license through Shutterstock. Comprehensive photography coverage begins that evening with the much-anticipated red carpet and follows with inside looks at the Gala for receiving line, cocktails, entertainment, all the way through end-of-night departures. With start-to-finish access, Shutterstock will be the only photography source to deliver timely content throughout the night to publishers, agencies, and brands around the world.
“We’re excited to provide comprehensive coverage of The Met Gala again this year,” Ben Pfeifer, Shutterstock’s SVP of Editorial said. “Our veteran team of photographers and editors will provide a real-time feed of the night’s events, as well as curated collections of images that appeal to people around the world. This is the latest example of how we’re growing our editorial presence at major global events.”
This year’s Met Gala celebrates The Costume Institute’s spring exhibition Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of The In-Between on view at The Met from May 4 to September 4, 2017. Fashion designer Rei Kawakubo is known for so-called anti-fashion that challenges fashion and beauty conventions. Kawakubo’s influence is sure to be on display amid the usual glamour and flair of the event.
To see a sampling of images taken at the 2016 Met Gala, and to learn more about Shutterstock’s upcoming coverage, click here.
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Siobhan Aalders and Niamh Hughes