The Met Gala 2014: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Tonight is the 2014 Met Gala and there will be a lot of changes going on for the big event. Read on to hear about tonight’s theme, the celebrity guest list, who’s wearing who, and all the details you need.

1. There Will be No Live Stream This Year

It’s been reported that there will be no live stream this year for the high-fashion red carpet arrivals at the Met Gala. gives us the run-down on why:

In the past, the event has been livestreamed for the viewing pleasure of those of us who can only dream of being in attendance. However, The Met announced via Twitter on May 5th that no livestream would be available at this year’s event. One has to wonder if this is a consequence of Anna Wintour’s desire to increase the exclusivity of the already exclusive party.

Some have said that a live stream will be provided on, but we have not seen any signs of this happening. Though there will not be a live stream, we will be sure to post the best photos from the event tonight and The Met will be live tweeting from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

2. The Theme White Tie and Diamonds

Every year, the Met Gala follows a theme and this year’s theme is “White Tie and Diamonds.” Celebrities and fashion elite wear the top designers and always make a point to follow the theme. A big trend that’s expected for this year’s red carpet is the “man brooch.” The Observer writes:

For this evening’s Met Gala, men’s accessories are expected to make a bigger splash than ever. In particular, the man brooch may emerge as, if not the next Big Thing, then A Thing … This year, the Met Gala dress code for men has tightened up and the invitation requires white tie.

This year, apparently not all the designers are happy about the theme of The Met Gala, particularly Marc Jacobs. The Huffington Post reports:

Marc Jacobs is decidedly unhappy about it, telling Vogue UK it is “much more straightforward,” and “not as exciting as wearing a lace dress and boxer shorts,” something the designer wore to the gala in 2012 for the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations theme.

3. Anna Wintour Has Cut the Guest List

Wintour has had the desire to crack down on the exclusivity of The Met Gala and one of the ways to do this was to cut the guest list. In addition, the ticket costs have gone up as well. posted that the Hollywood Reporter previously wrote:

For the official opening of the newly renovated and renamed Anna Wintour Costume Center (to which Lizzie andJonathan Tisch donated a cool $10 million), a source tells THR, ”Anna wants more exclusivity and high fashion” – though one-half of April’s cover, Kim Kardashian, is still on the invitation list – and raised ticket prices from $15,000 to $25,000 per person.

As far as what celebrities will be wearing which designers, Perez Hilton published the list and we’ve posted it below:

Amanda Seyfried: In Givenchy
Olivia Munn: In Diane von Furstenberg
Zooey Deschanel: In Tommy Hilfiger
Zoe Saldana: In Prabal Gurung and with hair by Aviva Perea
Lupita Nyong’o: In Prada
Michelle Dockery: In Prada
Anne Hathaway: styled by Penny Lovell, with hair by Adir Abergel and Kate Lee for makeup.
Elizabeth Olsen: styled by Cher Coulter, with hair by Mark Townsend
Ashley Olsen: hair by Mark Townsend
Mary-Kate Olsen: hair by Mark Townsend
Kate Bosworth: styled by Kris Zero
Kate Upton: styled by Cher Coulter
Nicole Richie: styled by Cher Coulter
Rita Ora: styled by Jason Rembert
Rosie Huntington Whitely: styled by Cher Coulter and makeup by Kate Lee
Amy Adams: hair by Laini Reeves; makeup by Stephen Sollitto
Chloe Grace Moretz: makeup by Mai Quyhn
Dakota Johnson: hair by Marcus Francis
Dree Hemingway: makeup by Nico Guilis
Emma Stone: hair by Mara Roszak
Emmy Rossum: hair by Ryan Trystad
Jessica Paré: hair by Marcus Francis and makeup by Mai Quyhn
Kristen Stewart: hair by Adir Abergel
Maggie Gyllenhaal: makeup by Molly R. Stern
Maggie Q: hair by Adir Abergel
Margot Robbie: In Diane von Furstenberg and hair by John D
Ruth Wilson: hair by Sascha Breuer
Taylor Swift: In J. Mendel and styled by Joseph Cassell
Zoe Kravitz: makeup by Kara Yoshimoto Bua
Rachel McAdams: hair by Ben Skervin
Diane Kruger: hair by Miki
Other confirmed attendees:
Jessica Chastain
Emilia Clarke
Naomi Watts
Allison Williams
Kim Kardashian
Sarah Jessica Parker

4. The Gala Celebrates the Opening of Exhibit “Charles James: Beyond Fashion”

Charles James is the designer to be honored at this year’s Met Gala. E! Online made the note that much of the general public is unfamiliar with James’ work.

The late designer is not exactly a household name, and he’s mostly recognized among the fashion set. But just because he may not be as familiar a name as, say, Coco Chanel, that doesn’t mean that he wasn’t tremendously influential.

Below you can view a behind-the-scenes video of the Charles James exhibit.

5. It’s the Opening of the New Anna Wintour’s Costume Center

The Costume Institute has gone under a big renovation and was renamed Anna Wintour’s Costume Center. Today was the big unveiling in honor of tonight’s Met Gala and Michelle Obama cut the ribbon at the opening. Though the first lady was at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Page Six has said that she will not be attending The Met Gala for security reasons.

According to Page Six, Michelle Obama’s attendance ”would require huge extra security and screening at the party, which could inconvenience others.” Although it would be quite entertaining to see those big, designer gowns have to go through metal detectors.