Why hasn’t Kate Moss been to the Met Gala in 10 years?

She’s back!

kate moss
(Image credit: REX)

She’s back!

Last night saw the 2018 Met Gala take place in New York city, raising funds for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s costume institute.

This year’s event implemented the dress code, Catholic Imagination, to celebrate the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition, with A-list celebrities making news on the red carpet in their papal get-up.


Photo: Rex
(Image credit: Rex)

From Rihanna’s bejewelled bishop’s hat and Katy Perry’s giant wings, to a royal appearance by Princess Beatrice and a viral meme that made people believe that Jason Derulo had taken a tumble down the Met Gala steps, there was no shortage of news.

One of the attendees who caused the biggest buzz however was Kate Moss, who attended the high profile New York event for the first time in 10 years.

Kate Moss. Credit: REX

The 44-year-old took to the red carpet in a Saint Laurent LBD, marking her grand return, but prompting fans to question why the supermodel had been absent from the annual event for so long.

It turns out in fact that in a surprising turn of events, Kate hasn’t attended the gala for almost a decade because she hasn’t actually been in the United States for a decade, supposedly due to visa issues.

If she had been in the country, we’re sure she would have been in attendance, with her last stint in the United States seeing her co-chair the 2009 Met Gala with Marc Jacobs.

Kate Moss and Marc Jacobs. Credit: REX

Here’s to Kate attending many more Met Galas - she certainly seems to be onboard, photographed in the run up wearing a jacket reading, ‘Make America Kate again.’

Welcome back Mossy.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.