Met Gala 2019: All the celebrities who have boycotted or remain uninvited to fashion's biggest night
Anna Wintour is super exclusive with her Met Gala RSVP list, and right from Tina Fey to Donald Trump, many big names will not be making it to the party this year
Scoring an invitation to the Met Gala, fashion's biggest night, has proved to be a herculean feat even for A-list celebrities. To add to this, Anna Wintour, Vogue's editor-in-chief, recently revealed that she will "never, ever" reveal how she decides the list of Met Gala invitees. Many celebrities have seen themselves get disinvited over the years and often the reasons behind it have remained unknown. Others like Tina Fey have got themselves blacklisted for the event because they never wanted to go back. So which celebrities can we expect to not be seen on the red carpet at Met Gala 2019? Let's take a look:
1. Tim Gunn
Former 'Project Runway' guru Tim Gunn, who used to attend Met Galas up until 2006, revealed that he has had an "open war" after he disclosed his most "unforgettable" fashion memory to The Post — which happened to be the time he saw Wintour getting carried down the stairs at a fashion show by two sizeable bodyguards. Gunn said he refused to retract the statement — despite pressure from Vogue — which he says got him blackballed.
2. Rachel Zoe
Celebrity stylist and fashion designer Rachel Zoe was once invited to Brian Atwood's table at the 2007 gala but was uninvited shortly after. "Anna Wintour is one of my heroes, but they say that I’m more influential," Zoe told The New York Times in a 2007 profile, which (obviously) led to the stylist getting uninvited by Wintour.
3. Josh Hartnett
While most others have brought the fate of lack of an invitation upon themselves, ’90s heartthrob Josh Hartnett didn't have to do much to get disinvited to the Gala. Wintour simply doesn't find Hartnett relevant anymore, because as a Vogue staffer said of Hartnett in the 2016 Met Gala documentary "What has he done lately? Nothing."
4. Donald Trump
Clearly, Wintour is cutthroat with her invites, and if you need more evidence, here's the next name on the 'Disinvited to the Gala' list: President Donald Trump. The fashion mogul said on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' that Trump would never be invited back to the Gala. Trump was a regular face at the Gala and even proposed to Melania then-Knauss at the Met Gala in 2004.
5. Coco Rocha
Supermodel Coco Rocha got herself off the Met Gala red carpet list by accusing 2017's co-chair Katy Perry of copying her style when the artist wore the exact same Emanual Ungaro gown Coco had donned at that year's Met Gala, just a couple of months earlier. So from 2017 onwards, the model has been effectively uninvited from the first Monday of May.
6. Demi Lovato
Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato had nothing nice to say after her first time attending the Gala in 2016. "I had a terrible experience," the artist told Billboard, and confessed that she rushed out at 10 pm, and headed straight to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, still wearing "millions of dollars of diamonds." She also said that getting attitude from another guest — rumored to be Nicki Minaj — did not make the night any better, and it was so terrible that the then-sober star wanted to drink! Lovato is definitely not going back to the party.
7. Zayn Malik
Former 'One Direction' member and singer Zayn Malik also stated that he had an unpleasant experience at the Met Gala in 2016. He reportedly said: "It’s not something I would go to." "I’d rather be sitting at my house, doing something productive . . . To do the self-indulgent, ‘Look at me, I’m amazing’ thing on the red carpet, it’s not me," the artist added.
8. Tina Fey
Tina Fey simply thought the Met Gala was "such a jerk parade". "Every jerk from every walk of life is there, wearing, like, some stupid thing... I dragged my husband along with me which I’m still in trouble for," the actor told David Letterman in 2015 of the one and only Met Gala (2010) she attended, with the theme of 'American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity'.