Prepping for such an epic event takes months and usually still ends up being a mad dash to the red carpet just minutes before the party begins. So to find out what it's really like behind the scenes, E! chatted with designer Rachel Roy, a vet of the fashion fete. "I've gone six or seven times now," she tells us.
While Rachel couldn't share who will be her date on Monday night—"I'm going with a really fun girl!" she teased—she was willing to spill about her outfit for the night.
Have you decided on an ensemble for the Met Gala yet?
Yes, I have! I think wearing pants to something formal is definitely a modern take on punk rock (which is this year's theme). To me, punk represents independent or being edgy, so I thought that a jumpsuit, while modern, fits with that theme perfectly.
How many fittings have you had so far?
I've had four different fittings, but I know we'll have more before Monday. The beading is being hand-done in India, so that has to arrive. I make a lot of changes too. This afternoon I changed the shoulder. I'm also creating this collar that's really unique. It's very low cut.
What accessories are you leaning toward?
I've always used punk-style accessories to edge up an outfit. Whether that comes as safety pin earrings or spike earrings, I just want to take the accessories to the next level.
Have you narrowed down your heel options?
The shoes are so much fun! I picked the shape from my spring collection and have one pair in black and another set in red so I can decide what color goes best the night of. I added more straps to the style, so I may load them up with different types of studs.
I think the shoes can be a good example of how the average woman can take an extreme theme and really have fun with it without feeling like she's wearing a costume. We can all wear a fun studded heel and just pair it with anything. From Levis with a white shirt to a simple black dress.