Sometimes fashion houses manage a PR play so pointed — so pure — that it makes you tear up a little bit. On Monday morning, for example, Kim Kardashian announced via Twitter that she had just wrapped up a fitting with Peter Dundas, who in March announced he was returning to Roberto Cavalli as creative director, and that she would be wearing his first creation for the house to the Met Ball that evening.
Swish. Nothing but net.
Kardashian is, needless to say, a great get for the recently acquired Italian fashion house, which no doubt wants to let the world know about its new designer. And Kardashian, for her part, will enjoy the status of being the first to be dressed by Dundas since he returned to Cavalli. Isn't mutual leverage one of the great joys of an event to which designers typically show up with a famous face or two on their arms, earning the Met Ball the nickname "Fashion Prom"?
Cavalli isn't the only fashion house to reveal whom it's dressing tonight. We'll be updating throughout the day, but here's the running list.
- Tory Burch is dressing Melanie Laurent, Dianna Agron and Maggie Q
- Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers is taking Chloe Grace Morëtz and Dree Hemingway as his dates
- Tommy Hilfiger is dressing Karolina Kurkova, Behati Prinsloo, Shu Pei, Richard Madden and Rodrigo Santoro
- Carolina Herrera will dress Zhang Ziyi, Lily Aldridge, Alexi Ashe Meyers and Patricia Lansing