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Met Gala 2022: Today’s Brooke Boney becomes tongue-tied while discussing Met Gala

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Today’s entertainment reporter Brooke Boney suffers a gaffe as she becomes tongue-tied while talking about the theme of 2022 Met Gala

The Today show’s entertainment reporter Brooke Boney suffered an unfortunate gaffe ahead of Monday’s Met Gala in New York City.

Boney, 34, was presenting a segment on the celebrity arrivals when she suddenly became tongue-tied after forgetting the theme of this year’s event.

The 2022 Met Gala’s theme is ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion’, or ‘Gilded Glamour’, paying homage to America’s prosperous period from 1870 to 1890.

Whoops! Today’s entertainment reporter Brooke Boney suffers a gaffe as becomes tongue-tied while talking about the theme of 2022 Met Gala 

‘Guys, it is only half an hour away. The Met Gala! I am very, very excited about this,’ she began her segment.

‘It is considered the Oscars for the fashion world, and celebrities are just starting to arrive in New York for the 2022 Met Gala,’ she added, prompting host Karl Stefanovic to ask: ‘What’s the theme?’  

‘Ahh… it is…”In…”,’ Boney stammered awkwardly. 

All that glitters: This year's theme, Gilded Glamour, highlights a period of flashy materialism in 1870s America associated with the prominent New York high society scene. (Pictured: Blake Lively arriving at the Met Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC on Monday)

All that glitters: This year’s theme, Gilded Glamour, highlights a period of flashy materialism in 1870s America associated with the prominent New York high society scene. (Pictured: Blake Lively arriving at the Met Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC on Monday)

Fortunately, co-host Allison Langdon swooped in to save the day, saying: ‘It’s 1870s. Gilded Glamour.’

‘So, Queen Marie Antoinette. That sort of thing?’ Stefanovic asked. 

‘Yes, exactly,’ Brooke responded, despite the fact Marie Antoinette ruled France in the late 1700s, a century before the Met Gala theme’s time period.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, also known as the Met Gala, is considered by many to be the ‘Super Bowl of celebrity red carpets’.

She's back! Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (pictured at Monday's Met Gala) is once again supervising the benefit as chairwoman, a position she has held since 1995

She’s back! Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (pictured at Monday’s Met Gala) is once again supervising the benefit as chairwoman, a position she has held since 1995 

This year’s theme, Gilded Glamour, highlights a period of flashy materialism in 1870s America associated with the prominent New York high society scene.

Tickets for the glitzy event can reportedly cost up to $35,000 apiece, while prices for a table range from $200,000 to $300,000, with last year’s bash raking in a whopping $16.4million for the Met’s Costume Institute.

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is once again supervising the benefit as chairwoman, a position she has held since 1995. Her fellow honorary co-chairs are designer Tom Ford and Instagram head Adam Mosseri.

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