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Costume Institute Gala Dates: Who’s Bringing Whom? [Updated]

Nope, not an awkward date at all.
Nope, not an awkward date at all. Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

The Met Ball is almost upon us! And there’s one major reason why the Costume Institute’s red carpet is so much more fun than all the awards shows: It’s crawling with fashion designers and whichever model or celebrity they’ve deemed pretty and famous enough to dress up and bring along as a walking advertisement for themselves. We’ve compiled a list of designers and their dates so that you can start biting your nails about what everyone will wear (well, everyone who won’t be wearing Prada, that is). We’ll update as we find out more. 

• Alexander Wang and Azealia Banks
• Erdem Moralioglu with Arizona Muse
• Rachel Zoe with husband Rodger Berman and Karolina Kurkova
• Thakoon Panichgul with Christina Ricci
• Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing with Joan Smalls [NYM]
• Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez with Isabel Lucas [NYM]
• Joseph Altuzarra with Lana Del Rey [HuffPo]
• Michael Kors with Kate Upton, Liu Wen, Hilary Swank, and Jessica Alba
• Donna Karan with Polly Bean (yes, a cartoon character) [Telegraph UK]
• Haider Ackermann with Constance Jablonski 

Costume Institute Dates: Who’s Bringing Whom?