Dear Gossips,

“Sunday Best.”

That is the suggested dress code tonight at the Met Gala where the theme is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”, which is a lot more broad – and therefore forgiving – than what we saw last year when the Costume Institute was celebrating Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garcons. “Sunday best” could really be…anything. That boring, strapless, sweetheart neckline full skirt gown can pass for “Sunday best”. Anything you’d wear to the Oscars, which for the past couple of decades has taken place on Sundays, could pass for “Sunday best”. A heaving bosom also works, like Madonna and child so, technically, someone who shows up with her breast hanging out kinda meets the criteria. After all, you could argue, certainly, that the female form is most definitely a “heavenly body”. And, of course, crosses. There’s a joke going around that “there isn’t a cross left in New York City” right now. Apparently headdresses and tiaras are also in high demand, meaning Duana, who predicted tiaras at the start of red carpet season back in January ahead of the Golden Globes, will finally get her wish. 


So it’ll be virgin brides and the diocese hierarchy on display. Does that remind you of anything? The image that popped into my mind this morning when I was driving to work was the “Tarts & Vicars” party in Bridget Jones’s Diary. How can we turn this into a drinking game? 

Danielle Graham and I will be going live on Twitter and Facebook tonight starting at 7pm on etalk’s social media accounts as arrivals are happening. We’ve ordered pizza and wings. One wing per virgin, does that sound about right? 

And it’s an all-nighter for us here at LaineyGossip. Full coverage of the Met Gala will begin at around 2am ET so come visit if you’re staying up to meet a deadline or if you can’t sleep. Join us early tomorrow as site coverage will be heavy!

In the meantime, here’s the one we wait for – Rihanna in New York this weekend ahead of the event.  

Yours in gossip,