It’s the hottest ticket in town, but with Anna Wintour slimming down the guest list for the 69th annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit on Monday in New York – who is in and who is out?
Over 600 people were in attendance last year, but Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-chief and chairwoman of the gala, said she wants to keep this year’s soiree more “intimate” and “private”.
With that Met Gala veteran, Canadian model Coco Rocha, is out. When asked why, she told Page Six: “I don’t know. You’ll have to ask Anna that.”
Some are claiming that this year’s co-chair Katy Perry had a part to play. Rocha accused Perry of copying her when the Teenage Dreams singer showed up to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in the same Emanuel Ungaro leopard-print dress the model had worn to the Met Gala nearly four months earlier.
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“I wore her dress at the Met so I’m going to be phoning someone up and wondering what happened there,” she “jokingly” told Mashable.
For the last few years, Beyonce made the final entrance up the grand entrance stairs to the museum, but since she pregnant with twins, she might sit this one out. It will be interesting to see who will take her place for the red carpet finale.
The First Daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, who usually attend every year, told Page Six they were too busy in the White House to attend.
Rapper Kanye West is also out. He plans to stay at home in Los Angeles to take care of children, North, 3, and Saint, 1, while wife Kim Kardashian West attends solo wearing a Vivienne Westwood gown.
“Kanye West will not be attending the Met Ball tomorrow… He’s still very much enjoying his time off from public events. He’s happy and productive, working away on fashion, music, etc.,” a source told People magazine.
West has been taking a break from major public appearances following his breakdown and hospitalisation last November.
Kardashian West is expected to walk the red carpet with half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
Amy Schumer, Demi Lovato, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Lena Dunham have all criticised the Met Gala in the past, leading to suggestions they will also be out as Wintour does not take too kindly to critiques.
Those who are in according to The Hollywood Reporter, include Brie Larson, Frances Bean Cobain, Courtney Love, Bella and Gigi Hadid, Chrissy Teigen, Dakota Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Lorde, Hailey Baldwin, Paris Jackson, Ruth Negga, Sarah Paulson, Zendaya, Zoe Kravitz and more.
This year’s theme is Comme des Garçons’s Rei Kawakubo with tickets starting at US$30,000 (NZ$43,400) per person and can go as high as US$50,000 (NZ$63,400).
Sky is screening LIVE from the Red Carpet: The 2017 MET Gala today on E! at 11.30am.