2015 Met Gala (Costume Institute Gala), NYC

Beyonce & JayZ | Photo: Janet Mayer/PR Photos
Affair: 2015 Met Gala (Formerly Costume Institute Gala)

When: Monday, May 4, 2015 (6PM carpet arrivals)

Hot Spot: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute (gala) & Up & Down, Boom Boom Room, Diamond Horseshoe (after-parties), NYC

Deets: The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit. Each year's event celebrates the theme of that year's Costume Institute exhibition, and the exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night since guest are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit. Each year the event also has honorary celebrity event day chairpersons.

In September of 2014, it was announced that the subject of the 2015 exhibit and Gala will be “Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion.” Silas Chou will host the gala on May 4, with Jennifer Lawrence, Gong Li, Marissa Mayer, Wendi Murdoch, and Anna Wintour serving as co-chairs.

This year, selfies and any social media will not be allowed inside.

Spotted: Benefactors, actors, musicians, sports stars, designers & esteemed guests. Hosts Anna Wintour, Jennifer Lawrence, Silas Chou, Marissa Mayer, Gong Li. 

Celebrities: Jessica Alba, Dianna Agron, Beyonce, Kate Beckinsale, Haley Bennet, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Fan Bing Bing, Li Bing Bing, Rose Byrne, Jessica Chastain, Julie Chen, Cher, Lily Collins, Bradley Cooper, George Clooney and Amal Ramzi Clooney, James Corden, Benedict Cumberbatch, Miley Cyrus, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Zooey Deschanel, Michelle Dockery, Colin Firth, Livia Firth, Tony Goldwyn, Selena Gomez, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, Ethan Hawke, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Hudson, Dakota Johnson, Spike Jonze, Du Juan, Alicia Keys, Solange Knowles, Lenny Kravitz, Chen Kun, Lady Gaga, Carina Lau, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Melanie Laurent, Gong Li, Jennifer Lopez, Lorde, Baz Luhrmann, Madonna, Joe Manganiello, Kate Mara, Seth Meyers, Sienna Miller, Helen Mirren, Janelle Monae, Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore, Carey Mulligan, Marcus Mumford, Olivia Munn, Ni Ni, Lupita Nyong'o, Rita Ora, Nicola Peltz, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Robert Pattison, Katy Perry, Imogen Poots, Maggie Q, Eddie Redmayne, Rihanna, Margot Robbie, Emma Roberts, Zoe Saldana, Amanda Seyfried, Jeremy Scott, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Sudeikis, Uma Thurman, Ivanka Trump, FKA Twigs, Usher, Sophia Vergara, Wong Kar Wai, Kerry Washington, Zhao Wei, Harvey Weinstein, Florence Welch, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Olivia Wilde, Allison Williams, Reese Witherspoon, Kris Wu (Wu Yifan), Zhou Xun, Gao Yuan Yuan, Zhu Zhu, Zhang Ziyi

Models: Lily Aldridge, Naomi Campbell, Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Miranda Kerr, Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima

Designers: Christopher Bailey, Tory Burch, Sarah Burton, Georgina Chapman, Kenneth Cole, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, Li Yu Chun, Peter Copping, Francisco Costa, Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana, Alber Elbaz, Alberta Ferretti, Tom Ford, Valentino Garavani, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Lazaro Hernandez, Carolina Herrera, Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Karl Lagerfeld, Derek Lam, Ralph Lauren, Jenna Lyons, Stella McCartney, Alasdhair Willis, Jack McCollough, Tamara Mellon, Gilles Mendel, Marcus Wainwright, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Thakoon Panichgul, Zac Posen, Miuccia Prada, Raf Simons, Riccardo Tisci, Giambattista Valli, Dries Van Noten, Donatella Versace, Diane von Furstenberg, Alexander Wang, Vera Wang, David Neville, Jason Wu

Other industry figures: Hamish Bowles, Bianca Brandolini, Angelica Cheung, Claire Courtin-Clarins, Jenna Courtin-Clarins, Prisca Courtin-Clarins, Virginie Courtin-Clarins, Domenico De Sole, Millard Drexler, Sylvana Ward Durrett, Sir Phillip Green, Aerin Lauder, Lauren Bush Lauren, David Lauren, Wendy Murdoch, Catherine Martin, Pat McGrath, Andrew Rosen, Pierre-Yves Roussel, Lauren Santo Domingo, Bee Shaffer, Plum Sykes, Andre Leon Talley, Mario Testino, Gucci Westman, Dasha Zhukova, Veronica Chou

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets to this social event of the year are highly coveted and close to impossible to obtain (the event has recently been limited to 350 guests). You can keep an eye out for charity auctions if you are willing to spend quite a bit to attend. A red carpet live stream will not be available online this year but follow @MetMuseum on periscope for live coverage. Check out last year's gala here.

Follow us on Twitter on May 4, 2015 around noon ET to get an inside look of what the guests will see in the Metropolitan Museum during the gala!

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