While flipping through Friday's issue of The Daily, waiting for a show to start, I noticed an interesting tidbit in The Fix. The page was loaded with quotes, but my eyes were drawn to one casually thrown in from J.Crew president (and the chicest lady of fashion week), Jenna Lyons. She told the magazine of her Met Ball plans: "I'm going with Lana del Rey and Joseph Altuzarra!"
What!? That is a pretty big deal. Lyons and Altuzarra makes sense--she's one of the judges for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion fund, which Altuzarra won this year. And I guess we should have known del Rey would end up going on the arm of some designer. Her recent fashion magazine takeover (T, Vogue UK, Lovecat, etc.) at least warrants a Met ball invite, right?
Altuzarra is a young designer who is definitely having a moment right and del Rey's undeniably having one too (though del Rey's involves way more haters). Plus, last week, there were rumors that del Rey was postponing a spring tour in the wake of her harshly criticized SNL performance. So, why not establish some more fashion cred in the mean time? We see a few more major magazine covers and maybe a major fashion campaign in her future.
So the question remains: Who is Azealia Banks going with? Or is she too edgy for Anna and friends?
UPDATE: We just heard from Altuzarra's PR and while they've confirmed that Del Rey will be Altuzarra's date to the Met Ball (and presumably wearing his creations), Jenna Lyons will not. The two are friends and she attended last year's fete with Altuzarra, Eddie Borgo, and Arizona Muse, but she won't be officially going with Altuzarra this year. So that's that.