Costume Institute Gala with Hosts Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss, and
annual 'Costume Institute' Gala will be held tonight at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City, with co-hosts Kate
Moss, Justin Timberlake, and Marc Jacobs. This year's gala theme is
'Model as Muse': Embodying Fashion. Moss (Supermodel) will be wearing
a Marc Jacobs design.
As for the
other models expected in attendance at the themed for model Gala: the
lovely 'Coco Rocha' will be dressed by and attending with Isaac
Mizrahi; it is reported that Heidi Klum will walk the stairs of the
Met with fashion designer Gilles Mendel; recently married supermodel
Gisele Bundchen will be John Galliano's date to the event.
It has long
been seen that Wintour's Costume Institute Gala is seen as a rival
and competitive to Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter's annual Oscar
party in Hollywood, both in terms of style and fashion, and also the
star, celebrity presence. Some even chastise Wintour, viewing that
she purposefully ups the social status and celebrity quotient of the
Gala so as to compete with Carter's February "Oscar party",
to the detriment of the class and prestige of the Metropolitan Museum
of Art and its reputation.
museum has struck a Faustian bargain with Vogue that diminishes the
museum. The tail is wagging the dog," Michael Gross said, author
of the new unauthorized history of the Met to hit stores on May 5, 2009.
Missing out on
tonight's special festivities are some fashion industry standards.
"Karl Lagerfeld, a longtime friend of Anna Wintour who dines
with her regularly at l'Espadon in Paris, will not share a meal with
Wintour on Monday. His busy travel schedule, including upcoming stops
in London, Moscow and Venice, doesn't accommodate a transatlantic
voyage for this gala, but Chanel will dress Kirsten Dunst and Diane
Kruger," according to Fashion Week Daily.
Supermodels Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Naomi Campbell
will not be attending the Gala event. "There were two theories
for their no-shows: They no longer like each other and don't want to
have to pose together for photos, or they're upset they weren't
chosen to co-chair the event while younger Kate Moss was,"
today's Page Six reports.
concerns over waning attendance due to the economic crisis - with
tables starting at $75,000 - is unwarranted; this year's Costume
Institute Gala is sold-out, with upward of 100 top models expected to
participate this evening.