Page Six reported on Wednesday (May 2nd) that Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton bought a $25,000 ticket to Monday night’s Met Costume Institute gala. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is the list’s gate-keeper, so Upton allegedly marched to the magazine’s offices in Times Square.
“She told Anna she would really like to attend,” a source said. “Then she offered to pay for her own ticket. Kate then whipped out her checkbook and paid the $25,000 for her seat. Anna took the check on the spot.”
According to Elle.com, individuals usually don’t purchase the tickets themselves, which raises funds for the costume institute. Brands are the big spenders, buying tables and filling them up with their designers, models and other famous faces.
The gala will honor Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli, kicking off the spring exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. Carey Mulligan will co-host.