Arena Americas worked with Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to provide custom tents for the event which began at the iconic stairs in front of the Met. Guests waltzed the red carpet beneath a custom 12m clearspan tent, fit with legs to accommodate the 3m elevation of the stairs. The main hub of the event was housed beneath nine additional structures, all connected to the museum.
The tents and red carpet that take residency on the Met steps every Spring have become an iconic symbol of the “First Monday in May” as it is the only public-facing portion of the soirée. In one evening alone, the most influential faces of fashion, art, film, and music come together to raise the entire annual operating budget of the Costume Institute in addition to a significant portion of the museum’s annual budget.