The Costume Institute Gala (or Costume Institute Ball), known as the Met Ball or Met Gala, is an annual ball that celebrates the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum's (The Met) fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute. The red carpet evening where celebrities arrive dressed to impress is described as the fashion industry's "Night of Nights".
The 2013 Met Gala was held on May 6, 2013 in New York City. Nicki Minaj was in attendance. She was invited to sit with Tommy Hilfiger at his table along with other stars including Zooey Deschanel, Debbie Harry, Lily Aldridge, Jamie Linden, Jason Weinberg, Marky & Marion Ramone, Thalia Mottalo,Tommy Mottalo, and Caleb Followill. Although the theme of the event was "punk fashion", they were all dressed in Tommy Hilfiger.