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2012 Met Gala: Who’s Taking Who?

The 2012 Met Gala, i.e. the night of 1000 dresses, takes place later this evening.

This year the work of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada will be celebrated. So far the only people confirmed to be attending as a guest of Prada are Carey Mulligan and Gwyneth Paltrow.

If her Venice Film Festival Prada gown is anything to go by, we should be in for a treat.

For the first time ever, the Met Museum and Vogue will be hosting a red carpet live from 6:30-8:30 pm (EDT) on Vogue.com, MetMuseum.org, and Amazon.com.

This year I will be guest blogging for Net-A-Porter.com, which is very exciting for me as they have never had a guest blogger take over their Twitter handle.

Here is a list of the already-confirmed designers and their guests.

UPDATE: Carolina Herrera will dress Dianna Agron and Julianne Hough.

Chanel will dress Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Poppy Delevingne, Sigrid Agren and Stella Tennant.

Marc Jacobs is taking Rachel Feinstein, Alexa Chung, Lake Bell and Karen Elson.

Gilles Mendel is taking Claire Danes

Monique Lhuillier is taking Ginnifer Goodwin.

Marchesa is taking Leighton Meester

Dior is taking Jessica Stam

Mary Katrantzou is taking Elizabeth Banks (YESSSS)

Tory Burch is taking Rashida Jones, Brooklyn Decker and Liya Kebede.

Louis Vuitton: to be worn by Dakota Fanning

Giambattista Valli will be taking Amy Adams in a Couture gown

Emilio Pucci: Peter Dundas will be taking Renée Zellweger

Dolce & Gabbana will be taking Scarlett Johansson, Bianca Brandolini D’Adda, Andrea Dellal, Giovanna Battaglia and Marpessa Hennink.

Valentino: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli will be taking Sarah Jessica Parker, Brit Marling, Lily Collins and Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis.

Balmain: Olivier Rousteing will be taking model Joan Smalls.

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

Donna Karan: She has custom-made gowns for Ashley Greene and Nina Dobrev.

Balenciaga: Nicolas Ghesquière will be taking Kristen Stewart.

Anthony Vaccarello: He will be taking model Anja Rubik.

Michael Kors: He will be taking models Kate Upton and Liu Wen and actresses Jessica Alba and Hilary Swank.

Escada: Emma Roberts & Heidi Klum will wear a custom gown.

Thakoon Panichgul: He is taking actress Christina Ricci.

Roland Mouret: He will be taking model Doutzens Kroes.

Rachel Zoe: She will be taking model Karolina Kurkova.

Joseph Altuzarra: He will be taking singer Lana Del Ray.

Alexander Wang: He will be taking rapper Azealia Banks.

Jason Wu: He will be taking model Karlie Kloss.

Erdem Moralioglu: He will be taking model Arizona Muse.

Haider Ackermann: He will be taking model Constance Jablonski.

Coco Rocha has confirmed that she will be wearing vintage Givenchy and not Zac Posen #ShedsTear.

Alexander McQueen: Sarah Burton is in town, but no confirmation yet on who she will be dressing.

More updates as they come in.

Want a trip down memory lane? Take a look back at last years event.

Credit: Getty

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51 Responses to 2012 Met Gala: Who’s Taking Who?

  1. Aly May 7, 2012 at 14:07 #

    OMG, i cant wait!!!

    • Emma May 7, 2012 at 18:34 #

      +1 SO excited

  2. Yeliz May 7, 2012 at 14:13 #

    I’m very excited about the Met Gala… but where is last year’s best dressed Diane Kruger? Don’t say that she is not attending.

  3. Serena May 7, 2012 at 14:14 #

    Kristen Stewart will also attend apparently. Guess she’s there with Balenciaga…

  4. T from Sydney May 7, 2012 at 14:14 #

    how do we follow your blogging??

    thank god its live at 8.30 am here in oz not too bad.

    going to bed early tonight so i dont miss out!

    • Fashion Critic May 7, 2012 at 14:24 #

      I will be blogging live here, or you can follow on @netaporter

      • T from Sydney May 7, 2012 at 14:28 #

        thanks FC!!!

        im so excited!!!

  5. EmmaWoodhouse May 7, 2012 at 14:22 #

    WAH WAH at Coco Rocha not wearing Zac Posen, lol!
    I am SO excited for this event!!!!!!!!! Hoping that Taylor Swift shows up because I’m a fan of her and she always ups her game for the gala! :D

  6. SilentVisitor May 7, 2012 at 14:25 #

    FC, what about Elie Saab?

    • Fashion Critic May 7, 2012 at 14:32 #

      I don’t believe he has ever attended, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be represented tonight

      • SilentVisitor May 7, 2012 at 14:52 #

        I hope it will be….thanks

  7. Zineb May 7, 2012 at 14:33 #

    Stella McCartney will sure bring Naomie Watts, Liv Tyler and all her faithful band.

    • Sassy May 7, 2012 at 23:24 #

      Also Cameron Diaz. Cameron said they got to design a gown and Anna had to approve it.

      • Fashion Critic May 7, 2012 at 23:34 #

        Ann approves all the gown.

  8. Alina May 7, 2012 at 14:37 #

    Can’t wait!

  9. Riley May 7, 2012 at 14:53 #

    I was shocked Lily Collins is going to be Valentino’s designer’s date. I can’t shake the fact that she is Phil Collin’s daughter. I find it annoying the fashion world clings on to rich girls with/without famous family when they haven’t really done anything.

    But I am sure she will look amazing.

    Rooney Mara should be wearing Givenchy and the Givenchy designer’s date.

    Kristen Stewart shouldn’t align herself with Balenciaga. The spirit of Proenza Schouler runs in her veins. Does the Balenciaga/Stewart tie have more to do with her stylist than Kristen?

    Because Kristen has looked her best in Proenza Schouler- not Balenciaga, who she has only worn twice.

    • T from Sydney May 7, 2012 at 14:56 #

      shes the face of their perfume which should be released soon

  10. CreoleLady May 7, 2012 at 14:56 #

    FC, congratulations on the Net-a-Porter guest blogging gig. HUGE!!! Now I’m looking forward to tonite’s red carpet even more. And thanks for the Christina Ricci flashback. The tiny dynamo truly worked that dress….

  11. What Is The New Black May 7, 2012 at 15:19 #

    I’m so excited! Can’t wait to see Nina Dobrev, Kristen Stewart and Rachel Zoe!

  12. Rahel May 7, 2012 at 15:34 #

    It’s so amazing that I can watch it live. Last year I looked at every tweet pic but now I can finally watch them myself.

  13. tara May 7, 2012 at 15:48 #

    Do anyone know if jlo/beyonce/halle/eva/victoria is attending? thanks

  14. Christine May 7, 2012 at 15:57 #

    Can’t wait!!!!!!

  15. Betelgeuze May 7, 2012 at 16:08 #

    I’m so excited! I hope I’ll be alive enough to watch the live stream even though I’m in Prague. Can’t wait to see Donna Karan’s Ashley Greene and Nina Dobrev, they have both looked gorgeous in Donna Karan gowns.

  16. HM May 7, 2012 at 16:16 #

    My first reaction:

    “SOMEONE NEEDS TO WEAR ZAC POSEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    P.S. OMG I’m so excited for you FC..have loads of fun :)

  17. Jess May 7, 2012 at 16:54 #

    So excited! Diane Kruger last year gave me my BDOTY 2011… fingers crossed for some astounding looks this year.

  18. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) May 7, 2012 at 17:29 #

    Soooo exciting! Huge congrats FC. Can’t wait.

  19. Aline May 7, 2012 at 18:17 #

    I’m so excited, I can hardly wait. Really :333

    Btw, model Anne V said on twitter yesterday that she’s also attending. She didn’t say who she’s gonna wear, although I think it probably is Jean Paul Gaultier.

  20. sabrina May 7, 2012 at 18:30 #

    So excited. Ughhh Dakota

  21. Amy May 7, 2012 at 18:55 #

    this is really exciting!
    I hope Dolce and Gabbana will put Scarlett in a major sexy gown. Please don’t let her pick the outfit herself
    There are some of my fave missing here but maybe they will be there (Diane K :she owns the MET gala!)

    • Fashion Critic May 7, 2012 at 18:56 #

      “I hope Dolce and Gabbana will put Scarlett in a major sexy gown£ – this is also my wish

  22. Jones F. May 7, 2012 at 19:04 #

    I’m not really excited about anyone so far except Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Chastain. Gisele is also going. And I’m 99% sure Sarah Burton will dress Jessica Chastain.

    • Amy May 7, 2012 at 19:39 #

      Apparently Louis Vuitton are dressing Jessica.

  23. Manuel May 7, 2012 at 19:09 #

    Oh no Fishmouth is gonna wear Emilio Pucci

    IF only Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara cpuld attend this event

    • Thomas Monks May 7, 2012 at 19:47 #

      i am shocked that she is gonna wear Pucci she has been strictly Carolina Herrera for years

  24. LizLemooooon May 7, 2012 at 19:13 #

    Honestly, I’m more interested in what the models will be wearing. Most celebs play it way too safe for me.

  25. P. May 7, 2012 at 19:26 #

    OMG, everybody on facebook are wondering: where the hell are CAMILLA BELLE? She is always the belle of the ball!! Hopefully she will be atending, in a stunning Zac Posen gown!!!

  26. Megi May 7, 2012 at 19:34 #

    Wow, it’s all very exciting I can’t wait to see all the gowns in all their glory! I’m beyond excited that Marchesa is taking Leighton Meester!! I wonder who Blake Lively is attending with, fingers crossed its Karl Lagerfeld again! Any news as to who Chanel are dressing?

  27. Simon May 7, 2012 at 19:47 #

    So Olivier isn’t taking Zoe Saldana :(
    Can’t WAIT! :)

  28. marie May 7, 2012 at 19:48 #

    i dont think i have seen Leighton wear Marchesa..i was thinking she’d be with Vera Wang as she is the face of her perfume..and Renee with Pucci? whatever happened to Carolina Herrera?

  29. Matt R May 7, 2012 at 21:09 #

    Summer Fashion Month has begun. Starts w/ the Met Gala, then into Resort collections being shown, then Cannes Film Festival. This will be a fashion-packed month.

    As for who I am excited about…I can’t wait to see Ashley Greene and Nina Dobrev in their Donna Karan gowns. I loved Ashley in her gown last year and Nina from the Emmy’s will be forever engrained into my memory. I am excited about who will surprise us and show up (Diane Kruger and Zoe Saldana aren’t on this list, so who knows what they might wear if they show up)

    FC are you in New York or still in London? Will this be a late night for you or will your adrenaline be pumping from all the fashion?

    Thanks for all your coverage and hard work!

    • Fashion Critic May 7, 2012 at 21:23 #

      London…so it will be a late one…just about to take my second power nap :)

  30. FashionLover May 7, 2012 at 21:48 #

    Renee Zellweger in Pucci? what just happened? I read that and my jaw dropped :D

  31. Angela May 7, 2012 at 21:49 #

    Karlie Kloss+Jason Wu= LET ME AT IT.

  32. Bec May 7, 2012 at 22:23 #

    I may have squealed a little when I saw Elizabeth Banks with Mary Katrantzou haha :)

    • Fashion Critic May 7, 2012 at 22:45 #

      I did the same

  33. Julio May 7, 2012 at 22:24 #

    Just saw Cameron Diaz this morning on Live with Kelly, and she was raving about a 30lbs gown by Stella McCartney that she will be wearing! Can’t wait to see it.

  34. Luis May 7, 2012 at 23:22 #

    Diane Kruger , Kate bosworth, Anne V, Amber Valetta, Linda Evangelista will wear prada.

    Emma Stone will wear Lanvin,

    •Olivier Theyskens is taking and dressing Caroline Trentini

    Cameron Diaz is wearing stella McCartney

    •Hanneli Mustaparta is going for the first time wearing Calvin Klein

    •Tom Ford is taking and dressing Chanel Iman

    •Haider Ackermann is taking and dressing Constance Jablonski

    •Roland Mouret is taking and dressing Doutzen Kroes

  35. Lion May 8, 2012 at 00:26 #

    No one invited Kate Upton she had to buy a ticket.

  36. 麗林 May 8, 2012 at 04:46 #

    I am surprised by some of the choice:
    First Renee Zwelleger with Pucci and second Leighton Meester with Marchesa. I am excited about Joan Smalls & Balmain. I hope some designers find people to dress, especially when some of them already got like 4 people

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