This Year’s Met Gala Raised Almost Twice As Much Money As Last Year’s

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Oh look, it's like the wedding of our dreams!

Now we know the economy is looking up: The Met Gala on Monday night raised $9 million, which is the most the Gala's ever raised, and almost twice as much as the $5.4 million raised last year. It's funny, because though last year's decorations for the model-themed ball were extravagant, and even included a zebra carpet, this year's ball wasn't supposed to look as excessive, though deep down inside it was all along. The results seem incongruous with having Gap as a sponsor. Maybe no one would have cared if Vogue had aligned with an American label that made expensive clothes. We wonder how long their new high-low philosophy will stick around before they go back to just being ... high.

FOR A CAUSE [WWD]