The 2021 Met Gala

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Amanda Gorman attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” exhibition on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Dubbed the Oscars of the East, an invitation to the Met Gala in New York City is on the wish list of many fashionistas.

Known for its glamorous red carpet and often outrageous outfits, the annual event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is now back after a one-year hiatus caused by the pandemic.

Its long-awaited return was another sign that the city that never sleeps is ready for action again.