The Met Gala is all the time one of the vital unique occasions of the 12 months. And as soon as the primary Monday in Could comes, we lastly get to see which celebrities acquired an invitation and find yourself attending the celebrated celebration. They costume up of their greatest designer put on, doing their greatest to stick to the theme (this 12 months’s is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination“) whereas attaining a glance that’s each memorable and stylish.
And whereas getting an invitation to the Met Gala is kind of the celebrated honor, sadly not all on the visitor record are in a position to make it yearly. Generally there are schedule conflicts with their work life, reminiscent of being caught filming abroad. In sure conditions, there are private issues to are inclined to at dwelling. We compiled an inventory of 5 celebrities who’ve been regulars on the Met Gala through the years however needed to skip out at one level or one other.
Lady Gaga, lover of extravagant costumes, is a match made in heaven for the Met Gala aesthetic (do not forget that iconic circuit-board bodysuit from the 2016 ball?), however even Mom Monster needed to RSVP with a “no” to one in all trend’s largest nights in latest reminiscence. In 2017, she had to miss the Met Gala (theme: “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between”) and lamented not having the ability to be there to assist the model. She tweeted afterward concerning the celebration, saying that Rihanna was best-dressed (RiRi wore a layered, floral-inspired Comme des Garçons masterpiece). When followers requested her why did not attend, she mentioned it was as a result of her filming schedule. We now know she’s been engaged on A Star Is Born with Bradley Cooper, which is the venture she was presumably busy with. The movie debuts on October 5, 2018.
Blake Lively, who has attended the occasion eight instances, all the time takes the Met Gala very significantly: Vogue reported that her costume for the 2018 occasion has taken greater than 600 hours to make. “This year’s may be my favorite dress ever,” she informed Vogue. However in 2015, she really wasn’t in a position to attend the Met Gala as a result of, like Girl Gaga, she had a stringent filming schedule. That 12 months, the theme was “China: Through the Looking Glass,” and sarcastically, Blake was in precise China (and Bangkok) filming on the time.
Beyoncé and Jay Z additionally missed the 2017 occasion, in all probability as a result of Bey was very pregnant together with her twins, Sir and Rumi. That 12 months, for those who keep in mind, Bey additionally canceled her appearances at Coachella as a result of doctor’s orders. In 2013, Bey was an honorary host of the Met Gala, so relaxation assured she tries to make the occasion when she’s ready — and her stunning nude dress from 2015 has gone down in Met Gala outfit historical past.
Sarah Jessica Parker, one other storied Met Gala dresser, missed the massive occasion for the first time in 7 years when she RSVP’d no in 2017. She reportedly missed the celebration as a result of work commitments, as she filmed season 2 of her hit HBO present Divorce. Prior to now, SJP has taken the theme and her attendance on the Met Gala very significantly. In 2016, SJP was criticized by a trend blogger in an Instagram put up for not getting “the memo” concerning the theme: “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology.” (She attended the occasion carrying a 1776-era waistcoat.) However SJP fired again on the blogger, commenting on the Instagram put up, “Got the memo. Always welcome thoughts but I’m a stickler for the theme and pay close attention to what it means. Every year with great consideration, research and conviction. The understanding of man and machine, how they intersect, when and why is what we considered. Perhaps you weren’t aware of the technology used in the details and embellishments of the design. Or perhaps you simply didn’t like what I wore which is completely fine but you can’t accuse me of not paying close attention and adhering to the theme.”
Taylor Swift sat out the 2017 Met Gala, which is sensible because it occurred throughout her prolonged self-imposed hiatus from social media and the general public eye typically. She stored a pretty low profile all through the primary half of 2017, up till the Fame promotion cycle started in August. Attending the Met Ball that 12 months would have kicked up much more media buzz than normal for the reason that 12 months prior is when the infamous dance with Tom Hiddleston went down.