Rachel Roy

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Sorry Oscars! For designers, models and fashionistas the Met Gala is the biggest night of the year.

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.

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