For sheer glitz, nothing beats the soiree at the New York Metropolitan Museum. Hosted by the US Vogue editor, Anna Wintour, annually, the Met Gala is the Oscar-equivalent for the fashion industry.
The Met Gala has always been a star-studded event with attendance from Hollywood heavy-hitters such as Rihanna, Madonna, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper. Entry ticket to such event is reportedly starting as high as US$25,000 per seat.
The soiree is set to take place on May 4, 2015 and it will preclude the opening of a new Costume Institute exhibit, “China: Through the Looking Glass.
Read on all the VIPs here:
Celebrities: Seth Meyers, James Corden, Harvey Weinstein, Jessica Chastain, Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Colin Firth, Livia Firth, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, Ethan Hawke, Dakota Johnson, Spike Jonze, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Baz Luhrmann, Sienna Miller, Julianne Moore, Carey Mulligan, Marcus Mumford, Rita Ora, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Katy Perry, Eddie Redmayne, Rihanna, Amanda Seyfried, Ivanka Trump, Florence Welch, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Allison Williams, Reese Witherspoon
Models: Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss
Designers: Christopher Bailey, Tory Burch, Sarah Burton, Georgina Chapman, Kenneth Cole, Maria Grazia Chiuri & Pierpaolo Piccioli, Peter Copping, Francisco Costa, Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana, Alber Elbaz, Alberta Ferretti, Tom Ford, Valentino Garavani, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Lazaro Hernandez, Carolina Herrera, Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Karl Lagerfeld, Derek Lam, Ralph Lauren, Jenna Lyons, Stella McCartney, Alasdhair Willis, Jack McCollough, Tamara Mellon, Gilles Mendel, Marcus Wainwright, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Thakoon Panichgul, Zac Posen, Miuccia Prada, Raf Simons, Hedi Slimane (not attending), Riccardo Tisci, Giambattista Valli, Dries Van Noten, Donatella Versace, Diane von Furstenberg, Alexander Wang, Vera Wang, David Neville, Jason Wu
Other industry figures: Hamish Bowles, Bianca Brandolini, Claire Courtin-Clarins, Jenna Courtin-Clarins, Prisca Courtin-Clarins, Virginie Courtin-Clarins, Domenico De Sole, Millard Drexler, Sylvana Ward Durrett, Sir Phillip Green, Aerin Lauder, Lauren Bush Lauren, David Lauren, Catherine Martin, Pat McGrath, Andrew Rosen, Pierre-Yves Roussel, Lauren Santo Domingo, Bee Shaffer, Plum Sykes, Andre Leon Talley, Mario Testino, Gucci Westman, Dasha Zhukova, Veronica Chou
We applaud this year theme, “China: Through the Looking Glass”, but we are left a little bit disappointed with the VIP list. While the soiree itself will be co-hosted by Wendy Deng and Gong Li, we hardly see any Chinese celebrities or models (Liu Wen, Fan Bing Bing, Zhang Zi Yi, Li Bing Bing) invited to attend the gala. The event’s theme should be good enough reason to embrace a diverse cast of attendees.
The VIP List is like a combination of mushy white breads and cauliflowers – basic. If we didn’t know any better about the new exhibit, looking at the list of the VIP attendees, we would have thought that the theme was, “White Privilege: Through the Looking Glass”.