Forget the Oscars, leave the Golden Globes in the past and don’t even think twice about the Baftas, the real event on the fashion industry’s calendar is, and probably always will be, the New York Met Ball. It’s where the style elite go wild for the most glamorous gowns or, without fear, break each and every rule about red carpet dressing. This is where Anja Rubik’s hip bone became a celebrity in its own right, where Marc Jacobs wore a see-through lace dress and where Kate Moss casually fashioned a gold lame turban out of nowhere to look heart-breakingly beautiful. It’s where fashion moments are made, so of course we’re already thinking about who’s going to wear what.
As you may already know, the theme is punk and the new co-chair (in addition to longstanding Met Ball HRH Anna Wintour) is Beyoncé. We know, we know, Beyoncé and punk don’t exactly make for the most obvious pairing in the history of fashion, but if anyone can transform herself for one night only, it’s our Bey. Let’s not forget, Riccardo Tisci and Givenchy are steering the punk Met Ball ship for 2013 and Mrs Carter did in fact wear a couture design from the French fashion house for last year’s big event.
So we’ve selected eight of our favourite (and the top suspected) Met Ball attendees to predict what their sartorial statements could be this time next month….