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Costume Institute Benefit – The Met Ball

The Metropolitan Museum, New York

2014 & 2015

The biggest fashion event of the year

In 2014 and 2015, 59 Productions were asked by Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour to provide concept design services for the decor for the star-studded Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum – otherwise known as the Met Ball.

The event is the biggest party in the fashion world calendar, and raises millions of dollars each year for the museum’s Anna Wintour Costume Institute. Working closely with the museum and Ms Wintour, 59 designed a series of architectural and decorative installations for the fundraising event, as well as providing creative direction for everything from place settings to lighting. The design was executed by Raul Avila and his team in New York.

The Metropolitan Museum, New York


Design Concepts
59 Productions

Design Execution
Raul Avila

Produced By
The Metropolitan Museum

Project Directors
Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer

Assistant Designers
Akhila Krishan
Gareth Damian Martin

Betsy Dadd
Akhila Krishnan
Gareth Damian Martin