Shutterstock To Showcase The Glamour Of The Met Gala

Posted on 4/6/2017 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Shutterstock, Inc. 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. This premier annual event of the fashion industry will be held on Monday, May 1st at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Among the attendees will be prominent and prestigious names in entertainment, fashion, sports, and business.

The evening begins with the much-anticipated red carpet that will be covered by all photo agencies and media companies. Shutterstock will be the only photo agency allowed
inside the Gala to shoot the receiving line, cocktails, entertainment, and end-of-night departures. Throughout the evening the content will be syndicated via the Shutterstock platform to publishers, agencies, and brands around the world.

The degree of demand for such images is unclear since the event will not be televised. In 2016 Shutterstock captured over 10,000 images from The Met Gala.
“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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