Monday, May 7, 2012

FASHION: The Met Gala 2012: INSIDE the Party Of The Year

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.


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