The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala (or Met Gala, for short) is on Monday, and it promises to be one of the most formal evenings in ages. The dress code specifies white tie and tails for men (think what Prince Philip might wear to a royal wedding), while ladies will be wearing gowns influenced by the famously glamorous and over-the-top beautiful designs of Charles James. (Who? Read more about him here.) And of course, dozens of stars will be attending on the arms of designers who have created custom gowns just for the occasion.
Due to the extremely high-fashion nature of the ball, stars are likely to be wearing very formal, very elegant one-of-a-kind dresses to walk up the famous Met Gala stairs. But we couldn’t help but take a look at recent runways to see where inspiration may lie for these A-list designers and their planned celebrity dates. Below, see six outfits we think we might see in some form Monday night.