Azealia Banks performs onstage at Coachella
After performing at Karl Lagerfeld’s Net-a-Porter dinner in January, Kanye West’s Paris Fashion Week party AND having Nicola Formichetti debut her single ‘Bambi’ at the Thierry Mugler menswear runway show, it’s safe to say that Azealia Banks is fashion’s new 'It' girl. But when Grazia Daily chatted to Ms Banks on Topshop Unique's front row during London Fashion Week in February, the rapper told us that she just wears whatever is clean. ‘I don’t have time to get properly fashioned-up!’ she revealed. Boo.
Alexander Wang - Spring Summer 2012
Now we hear that Azealia is set to attend next week's Met Ball on the arm of uber-cool Alexander Wang, we're left wondering what on earth she'll wear. "I can't wait for the MET ball! I'm going as Alexander Wang's date,' the songstress excitedly tweeted this week. "He custom made my outfit and shoes ! !!!! It's soooo hot !"
The designer's previous Met Ball dates have included the terribly funky Zoe Kravitz as well as MIA so there'll be no frothy ballgowns for this young lady - oh no. In fact, we're picturing Azaelia in an edgy but low-key ensemble possibly made of lashings of black leather. Or maybe she'll turn to the quirkiness of a print-covered jumpsuit as seen on the Spring Summer 2012 catwalk?
As well as a red carpet outfit to look forward to, it's emerged that AB will be performing at the swanky shindig, which takes place next Monday. Once again, she took to Twitter to blurt out the pre-Ball news: "I've Been invited to Perform for PRADA next week in NYC! Gonna b so lush !! Let's see what new songs I debut there!#metball2012"
But the tweets were quickly removed from her feed, suggesting the performance may not be set in stone. Or perhaps the details were supposed to be kept under wraps? Whoopsie. According to the New York Post, Nicki Minaj was actually the first choice to perform at the Ball, but she bailed at the last minute.
Either way, the 2012 Met Ball Costume Institute Gala is set to be mega - not only is the annual event described as the Oscars of the East Coast but we know style stars including Isabel Lucas and Lana Del Rey are already confirmed to attend. Stay tuned for more updates...