Met Gala goes ‘camp’ for the annual A-list fashion parade

Rooney Mara's understated take on the 2018 theme

Lady Gaga killing it at the "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" themed Met Gala.

This year's theme is far more fun and will give guests the opportunity to play with colours, styles and allow designers to run wild with their creative licence.

It's also not cheap, with tickets costing a staggering $US30,000 (about $45,147). The gala is centered around the new exhibition which will feature fine art and fashion pieces that will "trace the origins of the subject from the 17th century, specifically the court of Versailles, to the present day", according to Vogue.

Zayn Malik, left, and Gigi Hadid arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala in NY.

Rihanna made a statement at the 2009 Met Costume Institute Gala ditching the usual ballgown for a fierce Dolce & Gabbana satin tuxedo.

Undoubtably, there will be a celebrity dressed as a globe (probably Katy Perry who always gets it wrong), and dozens of other luminaries who will wear feathers, ribbons, ruffles, puffy skirts, dresses with writing, and Trompe-l l'oeil attire.

Wintour has confirmed the existence of a no selfie rule at the mega event. The theme likely won't translate to supermodels trotting down the red carpet in relaxed tent attire, though fans shouldn't be surprised to see A-listers dripping in camouflage couture.




From the royals, late Princess Diana attended the event in 1996 in an iconic Versace dress, while Princess Beatrice attended in 2018.

During an interview with Today, Wintour said that Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are her "dream couple". This evening caters to millennials with social media stars such as the Kardashians and Hadids recently taking over the red carpet.

In case you are an avid watcher of the red carpet, you might be interested to note that a few famous regulars won't be attending this year.

Who can forget the infamous "Elevatorgate" in 2014 between Solange, Jay-Z and Beyonce where tough guy Jay nearly got his teeth knocked out as Beyonce stood passively nearby.

Vogue's pre-gala party, was not hosted by Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, but just the publication on Saturday.

After 2018's religious theme, which saw stars kitted out in grand gowns largely based on clerical clothing, we anticipate this year is going to be a riot of colour and creativity on the red carpet. When asked which former guest would not be invited back, she quickly answered, "Donald Trump".

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