As soon as the press release hit our inboxes this morning announcing that the 2015 Costume Institute Gala would be themed “Chinese Whispers” (and co-hosted by Jennifer Lawrence), the texts were fast and furious. The gist of our conversations? “What on earth … are people going to wear?” After seeing the ways stars “punked out” of the punk-themed 2013 Met Ball and the ridiculously boring interpretations of this year’s opulent Charles James theme, we can only assume next year is going to bring us uncomfortably off-color takes on “Chinese Whispers” (we can’t stop saying it) or a bunch of celebs playing it way too safe.
One definite wild card? Anna Wintour. Will she go in China doll regalia? Wear a dress printed with ancient watercolor patterns? Dress up in a full dragon costume? Just kidding, she’s going to wear a fitted, cap-sleeve gown, likely with a floral print, as evidenced by her past three Met Gala ensembles.