Meanwhile, Jennifer Hudson is serving as the evening's entertainment. She is expected to wear a Michael Kors creation, and will be introduced on stage by two of the party's co-chairs, Cate Blanchett and Balenciaga's creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière. Her choice of songs could not be learned. While fashion houses are typically loath to confirm any of their celebrity guests until the moment they step out on the red carpet in one of their creations, other celebrities said to be ascending the Met's grand staircase on Monday night include Jennifer Garner, Mischa Barton, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Bosworth, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Lindsay Lohan, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler and Emily Blunt.
LOVE FEST: Anyone nostalgic for the good ol' hippie days can look forward to the fifth annual Whitney Art Party on June 6, which this year will take its thematic lead from the museum's upcoming show, "Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era." Max and Lubov Azria, Kate Bosworth, Ed and Christy Turlington Burns, Meredith Melling Burke and Roopal Patel will cochair, while the event's host committee boasts the likes of Michelle Williams, Chloë Sevigny, Rose McGowan, Liv Tyler, Camilla Belle, Joy Bryant, Rihanna, Maria Sharapova and Eve. Held at Skylight Studios in Manhattan, the party will include a Sotheby's silent auction of works by artists such as Ryan McGinness, Marilyn Minter and Dennis Hopper. Whether any of the fashionistas will put aside their skinny jeans for the night in favor of bell bottoms remains to be seen.