On Monday night the fashion set will get all dolled up for the annual Met Ball, a fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, an evening that is often referred to as the Oscars of fashion. And while the style world doesn't need any help getting dressed, every year a theme is provided to help guide Gala-goers with their ensembles. Last year's theme was Punk: Chaos to Couture -- remember Nicole Riche's grey hair? -- and this year, it's a tribute to Charles James, aka "America’s best-known couturier."
But not everyone is thrilled with the dress code. In fact, 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.
And while Jacobs may seem like a bit of a whiner, past dress codes have been markedly more exciting, ranging from Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, to Costumes of Royal India, to Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th Century.
While we all eagerly await to see what everyone will be wearing, we have a feeling that Marc Jacobs will figure out how to turn heads, even with a slightly more tame theme. After all, this is the man who isn't scared of rocking a pink dress.