Iconic fashion event the Met Gala has teamed up with 10 New York chefs to serve a 100% vegan menu at this year's event
The fashion industries most prestigious charity event, the Met Gala, will be serving an entirely vegan menu to its guests.
The plant-based menu will be a collective effort from 10 notable New York chefs selected by acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson.
Moreover, the star-studded event will be held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City.
Met Gala’s vegan menu
The Met Gala is an evening where designers, models, and Hollywood stars celebrate creativity and fashion.
Each year the Gala sets a theme for the guest’s outfits, and the theme for 2021 is ‘Americana’.
Vogue Editor-in-Chief and Chairwoman for the Gala, Anna Wintour, oversees the benefit committee and guest list.
For this year’s menu, Wintour requested that Samuelsson and his team create the Met Gala’s vegan menu fit for its iconic celebrity guestlist.
Samuelsson told Bon Appetit: “We thought it was important to really talk about what’s present, what’s happening—how food is changing in America.
“We want to be the future of American food, of plant-based food. That conversation is happening now.”
Additionally, Samuelsson and his team will share delicious vegan recipes on Vogue’s Instagram account to inspire people to try plant-based dishes.
“Kindness to animals is as American as apple pie”
Following the Met Gala’s announcement, PETA shared: “Kindness to animals is as American as apple pie, so the new vegan menu is perfect for the gala’s ‘Americana’ theme, and it’s sure to set a trend for other fashion events to follow.
“PETA is celebrating the end of the Meat Gala and hopes to see attendees embrace earth and animal-friendly fashion, too—meaning no fur, leather, cashmere, wool, or feathers.”
Despite its furry past, the fashion industry is starting to ditch animal-based materials and going fur and leather-free.
Major designers such as Alexander McQueen, Valentino, and Stella McCartney have all pledged to ban fur, leather and exotic skins in their collections.
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