Costume Institute Gala Designers and Their Guests: Who's Coming, Who's Not

Costume Institute Gala Designers and Their Guests: Who's Coming, Who's Not

>> This year's supermodel-centric Costume Institute Gala is coming up soon — Monday — and it's shaping up to be the toned-down affair that was expected: a number of designers who usually attend are not, tables are not selling as well as in the past, and there are even rumors that Vogue is having model attendees pay an entry fee to the tune of $7,500.

Versace has decided to join Burberry, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Alberta Ferretti in the not-buying-a-table camp, and Celine and Fendi are not actively participating in the event at all. Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana, Christopher Bailey, L'Wren Scott, Suphie Buhai and Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava, Erin Fetherston are all said to be forgoing the festivities, and Christy Turlington, despite this year's theme, turned down her invitation as she will be out of the country.

As for those who are attending, sponsor Marc Jacobs has his fiance Lorenzo Martone "semi-hosting" a table of his own, and co-host Kate Moss is supposedly after Stephen Jones for a specially-crafted turban decorated with Shaun Leane brooch for the occasion, and is rumored to have asked Jacobs for a Veronica Lake-inspired gown. Meanwhile, Chanel Iman left Vogue Monday with her gown of choice in hand, hinting "I smell a JLO red carpet moment. Watch out JLO!!" and Lauren Santo Domingo is apparently choosing between blue and green sequins.

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A list of attendees thus far:

  • Alexander Wang: Lara Stone
  • Allure: Leslie Mann, Anna Friel
  • Badgley Mischka: Tyra Banks
  • Bally: Rachel Bilson
  • Brian Reyes: Ivanka Trump
  • Burberry: Twiggy, Agyness Deyn
  • Calvin Klein: Brooke Shields, Eva Mendes, Halle Berry
  • Chanel: Edita Vilkeviciute, Diane Kruger, Kirsten Dunst
  • Christian Dior: Gisele Bundchen, Marion Cotillard
  • Derek Lam: Liya Kebede, Brooklyn Decker
  • Diane von Furstenberg: Rosario Dawson
  • Dolce & Gabbana: Eva Herzigova
  • DSquared2: Carol Alt
  • Emilio Pucci: Ciara
  • Estee Lauder: Hilary Rhoda (rumored to be wearing Thakoon), Elizabeth Hurley
  • Givenchy: Mariacarla Boscono, Adriana Lima (but may not be able to attend)
  • Isaac Mizrahi: Coco Rocha
  • Jason Wu: Jessica Alba
  • J.Mendel: Heidi Klum
  • Lancome: Arlenis Sosa Pena, Daria Werbowy
  • Louis Vuitton: Madonna, Kerry Washington
  • Marc Jacobs: Kate Moss, Anne Hathaway
  • Michael Kors: Lauren Hutton
  • Narciso Rodriguez: Lily Donaldson
  • Peter Som: Anne Vyalitsyna
  • Rachel Roy: Lakshmi Menon, Joy Bryant
  • Richard Chai: Karolina Kurkova
  • Rodarte: Jessica Stam
  • Stella McCartney: Liv Tyler, Kate Bosworth
  • Versace: Cindy Crawford
  • William Rast: Jessica Biel
  • Zac Posen: Helena Christensen

Also attending: Natalia Vodianova, Claudia Schiffer, Isabeli Fontana, Chanel Iman, Natasha Poly, Raquel Zimmermann, Sasha Pivovarova, Jourdan Dunn, Caroline Trentini, Carolyn Murphy, Hana Soukupova, Anja Rubik, Anna Maria Jagodzinska, Magdalena Frackowiak, Iman, Karlie Kloss, Kate Beckinsale, Marisa Tomei, Paulina Porizkova, Molly Sims, Amanda Peet, Bar Refaeli.
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