De Blasio attends Met Gala red carpet — years after ridiculing event

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made an appearance at the Met Gala Monday night – despite previously shunning and ridiculing the high-society event. 

De Blasio was captured stepping on the red carpet with his wife Chirlane McCray and son Dante after calling the event “not my cup of tea,” back in 2019. 

“It’s an elite gathering, I’m not an elite guy. It really — let’s make it real simple, it’s just not my thing,” he said at the time. “This is the kind of place where the elite goes and likes to be with each other, and I have a different approach.”

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Dante de Blasio, from left, Chirlane McCray and Bill de Blasio attend 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)

The appearance on Monday comes as de Blasio is considering a potential run for governor — as he enters his final stretch in office. 

His spokesperson Bill Neidhardt told Politico that the mayor was attending “to highlight the resiliency of New York

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