NEW YORK, May 6, 2019 – For the second consecutive year, Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, has been named the official photographer of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit, more commonly known as The Met Gala.
The gala is the premier event on the international fashion calendar, bringing together icons from the world of fashion, film, music, sports, business, and art.
Getty Images’ award-winning photographers and videographers will cover every aspect of the evening; from the red carpet to candid images from inside the invitation-only event. Photography from inside the Met Gala will be only available for license exclusively through Getty Images.
“In today’s digital age, producing powerful visual content that breaks through the noise is essential to telling a compelling story. On this iconic evening, Getty Images’ skilled production team will be delivering creative edits in the form of alternate views and social media-ready assets to Getty Images’ almost one million customers around the world,” said Getty Images Global Vice President of Entertainment, Kirstin Benson.
With co-chairs Alessandro Michele, Harry Styles, Lady Gaga, Serena Williams, and Anna Wintour, the gala celebrates The Costume Institute’s spring exhibition, Camp: Notes on Fashion, examining how the relationship between high art and pop culture, through the lens of irony, humor, nostalgia, excess and exaggeration.
In addition to the Met Gala, Getty Images content creators, are at every major entertainment event globally, from awards ceremonies to fashion weeks to film festivals, covering over 70,000 entertainment events a year and partnering with major brands on creative content strategy.
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