Your Cheat Sheet To The MET Gala Tonight

by Alyssa Rinaldi · May 2, 2011

The MET Costume Institute Gala is tonight!  Get the inside scoop on the theme, who will be there, and what they'll be wearing...


The Theme of this Year's Gala is "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty," and will celebrate the late designer's fashion career.


The Dress Code:

Alexander McQueen, of Course!

Here is a picture of the late designer with Sarah Jessica Parker, his date to the '06 gala.  He wrapped both himself and SJP in tartan plaid for the event.


The Scoop:

People will be served a Scottish Dinner in the Temple of Dendur, in honor of McQueen's Scottish roots.

Who is Wearing What?

Daphne Guinness, Legendary Couture Collector (In Collaboration with Barneys) will don an Alexander McQueen dress in the Barneys window in this  Living Art Exhibit from 4-6PM.  Be sure to TUNE IN HERE, to watch her get ready for the evening. And check out: [Daphne Guinness: Fashion As Art In Barney's Window & Beyond]


Model Britt Maren will be going in Nicole Richie's label, Winter Kate.

According to Daily Mail

Model Coco Rocha admitted that she had a hard time choosing which McQueen gown to wear for the ball tonight - not because she was spoilt for choice, but because many of the best looks were part of the exhibit.

She told Modelinia: 'All they have available are these nice dainty dresses.'

And apparently she might don some antlers?!

Anna Wintour and Audrey Tatou are both expected to be wearing Chanel.

2 hours ago, Gucci announced that they will be...

Penelope Cruz will be wearing Oscar de la Renta

Kristen Stewart will be attending again, and will be wearing Proenze Schouler

Beyoncé is supposed to be in Emilio Pucci

Model Elettra Wiedemann will wear a custom Prabal Gurung revamp of a dress belonging to her famous grandmother, Ingrid Bergman.

Amanda Brooks is wearing a Giambattista Valli dress, and a Philip Lim coat.

The Happenings

Here are a few pictures of the behind the scenes work.  Celebrities will start rolling in and down the red carpet around 5PM, so be sure to check Twitter and other sites to see just how elegant everyone looks.


A Few Photos from Last Years Event:

Celebrities pull out all of the stops for this extravagant affair, and it's always interesting to see what classy attire they will arrive in...

Take a look at more photos from last year HERE.

Bring on the elegance and the McQueen, and let the Superbowl of Fashion Begin!!!

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