Turns out the Gap, which is sponsoring the Met ball this year, is dressing famous attendees, as rumored. Well, sort of. CFDA darlings Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Sophie Theallet, and Thakoon will collaborate with the Gap and its designer, Patrick Robinson, on gowns for the Gala on Monday night. God forbid a famous person just wear the Gap not prefaced by a designer name. M.I.A. and Zoë Kravitz will wear Alexander Wang for Gap; Kirsten Dunst and Jamie Bochert will wear Rodarte for Gap; Kerry Washington and Riley Keough will wear Thakoon for Gap; and Jessica Alba and Vera Farmiga will wear Sophie Theallet. The dresses will be auctioned the day after the Gala, with proceeds going to the Costume Institute.
Other celebrities who are not expected to wear Gap include Taylor Swift, who is rumored to be a guest of Ralph Lauren along with Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake. Emmy Rossum, Stanley Tucci, and Glee’s Matthew Morrison will go with Kenneth Cole. And Michael Kors will bring Brooke Shields, Diane Lane, Carolyn Murphy, Natasha Poly, and Chanel Iman. And gobs of other famous people are still sorting out what high-fashion frocks they’ll wear.