Mystery Woman Revealed: Met Gala’s Mona Patel Identified


Who is Mona Patel?

Mona Patel, born in Gujarat, India, moved to the United States in 2003. She began her studies at Gujarat University and later earned a Master’s degree in real estate and finance from the University of Florida. In 2023, she obtained another Master’s degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management, according to her LinkedIn profile.

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Mona has built a million-dollar empire spanning multiple businesses she founded. In 2017, she established Couture For Cause, a non-profit organization that raises funds through auctions of couture clothing pieces. Her business acumen and entrepreneurship have been recognized by Forbes. In 2021, Forbes included her in their Forbes Next 1000 Honorees list and their inaugural list of 250 inspiring entrepreneurs.

Is Mona Patel Married?

Apart from being a successful business mogul, Mona Patel is also a married woman. She is married to Chintan Desai, a surgeon, according to the Daily Mail. The couple has been married for nearly 17 years as of 2024.

Mona Patel at the 2024 Met Gala

Mona Patel stunned at the 2024 Met Gala in a breathtaking Iris Van Herpen-designed dress. Her ensemble featured mechanical butterflies, making it a show-stopping outfit. The floor-length, body-hugging gown had a butterfly bodice and gold butterfly embellishments on her arms that moved. British Vogue reported that Mona herself designed the moving butterfly mechanism. The outfit was coordinated by stylist Law Roach.

Mona’s dress went viral on social media, earning her the internet moniker “mystery woman.”

Re-reported from the article originally published in The U.S sun.

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