Met Gala 2012: Counting Down To The Red Carpet

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Burberry last year

Tonight is one of my favourite fashion events of the year. I love spying on the fashion of the celebrity-pack front rows at fashion week, and the Oscars will always be my favourite award show, but tonight is the Costume Institute Gala to celebrate their annual exhibition, last year was all about Alexander McQueen, and this year the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be hosting ‘Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations’ and you can expect the very best in fashion, film, music, and TV to be hitting the red carpet, which will be live-streamed for the first time, in the most amazing designs, most being custom-made just for tonight.

I’ve been tweeting all the #MetGala news as it has been coming in but I thought I would do a round-up post as a count down to the main event, which starts live-streaming from 11.30pm, UK time:

Prada – have only confirmed they will be taking Gwyneth Paltrow and Carey Mulligan, her first red carpet since her wedding

Dolce & Gabbana – will be dressing Scarlett Johansson

Giambattista Valli – have confirmed they will be dressing six guests, and the first to be announced is Amy Adams who will be wearing a one-shoulder Couture gown

Valentino – will be taking Sarah Jessica Parker *scream – can’t wait to see her gown*, as well as Brit Marling, and Lily Collins

Donna Karan – one of the first to announced who they will be dressing, and Donna Karan has made custom couture gowns for Ashley Greene, same as last year, and Vampire Diaries star, Nina Dobrev

Coco Rocha – OK not a fashion house, but I love her, and she has confirmed that she will be wearing a vintage yellow and fuchsia Givenchy jumpsuit, which was owned by Elizabeth Taylor, that she won at auction in December. I know some were hoping she would wear Zac Posen, but I am looking forward to seeing this jumpsuit.

Balmain – confirmed via their new Twitter that Olivier Rousteing will be accompanied by one of my favourite models Joan Smalls

Louis Vuitton – will be worn by Dakota Fanning, will she shine as much as Isabel Lucas did last year?

Emilio Pucci – will be taking Renée Zellweger, which totally floored me when I read on Twitter, can’t wait to see this gown

Anthony Vaccarello – is taking model Anja Rubik

Escada – has tapped Heidi Klum, who has announced that she will be wearing a barely there, very lacy number, as well as Emma Roberts

Erdem – is taking Arizona Muse

Rachel Zoe – will be dressing Karolina Kurkova, another gown I can’t miss

Thakoon – is taking Christina Ricci

Proenza Schouler: Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez will taking actress Isabel Lucas

Balenciaga – will be taking Kristen Stewart, I am imagine something black, with studs, accompanied by a quirky pose – what do you think?

Michael Kors – will be dressing actresses Jessica Alba and Hilary Swank

Roland Mouret – will be taking model Doutzens Kroes.

Joseph Altuzarra – will be taking singer Lana Del Ray, and I am hoping she comes with a smile

Alexander Wang – will be dressing the main entertainment, rapper Azealia Banks

Jason Wu – will be walking the red carpet with model Karlie Kloss

Haider Ackerman – will be accompanied by model Constance Jablonski

Oscar de la Renta – have tweeted about at least two fittings but I have only heard about Lauren Santo Domingo

Alexander McQueen – last year was all about McQueen and Sarah Burton is in town and will be attending, but no confirmation on who she will be dressing. I had hoped for Sarah Jessica Parker but Valentino snapped her up

Stella McCartney – I am hoping this isn’t just a Twitter rumour, but word is that she will be dressing Cameron Diaz

Tom Ford – I haven’t heard which female celebrities he will be dressing but Justin Timberlake will look dapper in a Tom Ford suit

Marchesa – will be represented but no confirmation on who

I have also got confirmation that Alexa Chung, Katherine McPhee, Emily Blunt *possibly wearing Calvin Klein*, Gisele Bundchen *rumour has it she will wear Versace or Balmain*, Sofia Vergara *maybe as Vera Wang’s guest???*, Rashida Jones, I am sure the Gossip Girls will be out in force, and fingers cross Diane Kruger will also be making appearance, I am hoping she will be Prada.

Will be staying up and watching the live-stream?


[Pic: Burberry]