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Ah, the Met Gala: the glamor, the drama, the wall-to-wall celebrities—and their accidental trips on those famous stairs!
Then there are the moments I'll never forget. Like, Rihanna being one of the last to arrive in 2010 only to shut it down in her Dolce and Gabbana suit. Or Madonna marching right up to me last year, in panties (hey, the theme was punk!), to do her first interview. And Kanye West snapping photos of a very pregnant Kim Kardashian, who was clad in a floral number by Riccardo Tisci.
So, what can we expect from this year's Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala? "A high class affair," says Vogue magazine's Beauty Director, Sarah Brown, adding, "This year it's all about a return to formality." Days before one of fashion's biggest events, I chatted with Brown at Vogue HQ to get the scoop on this year's white tie event, which celebrates the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" exhibition. Here's what I found out: