Celebrities and the designers who love them will gathered tonight for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2012 Costume Institute Gala.
More than 700 famous faces are expected to attend the $25,000-a-pop event, meaning that if each guest paid for a ticket, $17.5 million would be raised in a single night.
“This fundraising event is The Costume Institute’s main source of annual funding for exhibitions, acquisitions and capital improvements,” said Nancy Chilton, the senior press officer/adviser to The Costume Institute, which is something of a miniature museum within The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It houses a collection of 35,000 costumes and accessories from the 15th century to present day.
The theme of this year’s event is "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations," and it will explore the similarities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.