Vogue's new golden girl Kim Kardashian gets nod for exclusive Met Ball
Published 17/04/2014 | 10:58
Anna Wintour reportedly wants this year's Met Ball to be about "exclusivity and high fashion".
The annual event is held in honour of each year's Costume Institute exhibition, which this year will be held at the newly-renovated Anna Wintour Costume Center.
This year's exhibit is called Charles James: Beyond Fashion, with the designer known as America's first couturier and famed for his ballgowns. The Met Ball theme is White Tie and Decorations, in direct contrast to the punk topic celebrated in 2013.
"Anna wants more exclusivity and high fashion," an insider told The Hollywood Reporter.
Last year's bash was widely criticised due to the way many interrupted the dress code, with some going for all-out punk and others simply wearing pretty dresses. To combat the theme being misinterpreted this time around, an email has apparently already been sent out with further details.
"[Vogue set an] informative email [that asks] for gentlemen to be dressed in white tie. That means black tails and top hats - you might as well ask them to wear monocles and canes!" an insider giggled.
Women haven't been given such instructions as they are all expected to don lavish ballgowns.
The editor-in-chief of US Vogue has also apparently raised the price of tickets for the event, in the hope that will weed out unsuitable people. This time around, going will set people back $25,000 rather than $15,000.
The steep increase in cost isn't putting that many of the A-listers off though, with several already known to be attending the May 5th bash. According to the publication, Prada will be dressing Lupita Nyong'o and Michelle Dockery, with Amanda Seyfried going in Givenchy. Zoe Saldana will done Prabal Gurung, Margot Robbie will be with Diane von Furstenberg and Zooey Deschanel will walk on the arm of Tommy Hilfiger.
Other names such as Kim Kardashian, Naomi Watts and Jessica Chastain will also be there, but it's unknown which designers they are pairing with.