Getty Images
Sep 12, 2021
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New York — September 13, 2021: Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, has once again been named the Official Photographer of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit, more commonly known as The Met Gala.

The gala, which takes place on September 13, is the premier event on the international fashion calendar, bringing together icons from the world of fashion, film, music, sports, business, and art.
For the third consecutive gala, 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. Imagery from inside The Met Gala will be available for license exclusively on

“As the world’s preeminent fashion event, The Met Gala brings together the very best talent in art and fashion,” said Getty Images Global Vice President of Entertainment, Kirstin Benson. “Getty Images is proud to be selected as the Official Photographer of the Gala and our Editorial Team will be there to capture it all — intent on producing the sort of unrivaled, compelling and differentiating content that we’ve come to be known for.”

With Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, and Naomi Osaka serving as co‑chairs and Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri and Anna Wintour serving as honorary chairs, the gala will celebrate the opening of The Costume Institute’s In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, part one of a two‑part exhibition, which establishes a modern vocabulary of American style emphasizing the expressive qualities of dress and deeper associations with issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

For over 25 years, Getty Images’ team of content creators have worked tirelessly to create award‑winning imagery that allows customers to set themselves apart from their competition, while including a diverse set of experiences and perspectives throughout the content creation process. 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 almost 70,000 entertainment events a year and partnering with major brands on creative content strategy.