Fashion’s biggest night is finally here! The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala (aka the Met Ball) is tonight. Sarah Jessica Parker is going, and Gwyneth Paltrow is not, but what we really want to know is who will everyone be talking about more tomorrow? What Kim Kardashian was wearing or what Lupita Nyong’o wore?
We won’t know until tonight who will be the 2014 Met Ball’s biggest winners (and who will be its worst-dressed attendees), but we can make some educated guesses about how the night will go down. First, don’t expect Miley Cyrus to show up in a see-through dress again. Not only is the pop star not supposed to attend, but this year’s theme is decidedly more sedate than last year’s “Punk” one. Both the event and the art museum are honoring the work of American atelier Charles James. His lush ball gowns and femme-flattering designs helped mold 20th century fashion. So, we’ll probably see more Cinderella gowns and less high-class hooker looks this year.
All eyes will be on two stars in particular: Kim Kardashian and Lupita Nyong’o. Kardashian got to attend last year’s Met Ball, but she was unceremoniously cut from Vogue’s official online galleries. This year, she’s got an official invite and has a Vogue cover under her belt, so expect her to go all out. Lupita Nyong’o had one of the biggest fashion moments of the decade when she wore a custom blue Prada dress to the 2014 Oscars, and she’ll be wearing Prada again tonight.
Check back tomorrow to learn who was the belle of the ball and who had a fashion fall from grace. Until then, check out last year’s losers in our gallery below.
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