Met Gala 2021: Celebrities Who've Been Banned From The Event

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Every year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City puts on the Met Gala, which always sparks incredible fashion displays up and down the red carpet. There is always a theme and celebrities go all-out trying to make the biggest splash on the red carpet. 

Iconic fashion journalist Andre Leon Talley told Vogue the Met Gala is the "Super Bowl of fashion." Started in 1946, it's become an iconic event that brings the biggest names in fashion and entertainment together for one phenomenal event. 

An Exclusive Invitation

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According to The Mirror, Anna Wintour is the official chair for the Met Gala. Wintour, who is the editor-in-chief for the U.S. version of Vogue, had been the chair since 1995. 

The attendee list is quite exclusive, as Wintour has the final say on who gets invitations. She's even banned some celebrities, supposedly, and it's said to be virtually impossible to reverse that. Former President Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian, and supermodel Coco Rocha are all rumored to have been banned at one time or another.

Kim Kardashian's Banishment Was Temporary

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One might presume Kim Kardashian would be guaranteed a Met Gala invitation each year. Rumor has it once upon a time, Wintour decided she wasn't worthy.

According to Radar Online, Kim was specifically excluded in 2012. "Anna hates Kim. Why would she be invited to the event? It is all the biggest stars in the world and Kim doesn't fit that bill at all," an insider dished.

However, as ET detailed, Kim was invited in 2013 and she's seemingly maintained a spot on the attendee list ever since.

No Invitation For Donald Trump

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In October 2017, Wintour appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden. He challenged her to play a game called "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts," and the results were stunning. 

One of Corden's questions to Wintour was regarding who she would never invite back to the Met Gala. Wintour cracked up over the question and simply answered, "Donald Trump." As Newsweek detailed, Trump had proposed to his third, and current, wife Melania at the Met Gala in 2004.  

Coco Rocha Deflected Questions

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Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha attended the Met Gala several times, but that changed in 2017. When asked about it by Page Six, she replied "I don't know. You'll have to ask Anna." 

The problem may have been a beef with Katy Perry, a co-chair for that Met Gala. A few years prior, Perry wore a dress to the MTV video awards that looked familiar to Rocha. "I wore her dress at the Met, so I'm going to be phoning someone up and wondering what happened there," Rocha told Mashable.

The Event Returns In 2021

The Met Gala didn't happen in 2020, but it's back in 2021. Vogue details it's on September 13 and will celebrate "all things American fashion."

The event marks the 75th anniversary of the Costume Institute and a two-part exhibition has been developed. "A Lexicon of Fashion" comes in September and "An Anthology of Fashion" debuts in May 2022. 

The 2021 Met Gala will be "a more intimate affair," but there's still a red carpet. Celebrities are challenged to embrace an "American Independence" dress code and it should be quite the gala.