Decoding This Year's Met Gala Dress Code

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As you may remember, last year's punk-themed Costume Institute benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art resulted in some… misinterpretations… of the subject. While many attendees just, you know, threw on a spiked choker with their otherwise ordinary gown, others, like Miley Cyrus, went full-fledged grunge. Then, there was Anna Wintour, who opted for groundbreaking florals and called it an evening.

This year's go-around celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on May 5 will be much more practical to translate now that a "White Tie and Decorations" dress code has been announced.  Women's Wear Daily translates the instrucations as "full evening dress—a black tailcoat, waistcoat, a wing collar shit and a white bow tie."

While the term "decorations" is somewhat murky, we're expecting the red carpet to be full of people looking like they've just arrived at the vaguely European grand ball in Disney's Cinderella. The vibe, which WWD mentions "plays into Charles James' Forties moment," will undoubtedly be way more glamorous than last year's wide-ranging affair. "Decorations," though: we'll be mulling over that for the next few weeks.

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