Must Read: Met Gala Tickets Cost $30,000 Apiece, How Edward Enninful Broke the Mold

Plus, Kanye West will skip Monday's Met Gala for the first time in four years.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Met Gala tickets cost $30,000 apiece
All eyes will be on the Met Gala, one of fashion's buzziest night's of the year, on Monday. Little-known facts about the event? The invite-only tickets cost $30,000 and tables are $275,000; fewer than 600 people will attend this year; social media posting is not allowed once guests get off the red carpet; and yes, Anna Wintour has to personally approve every guest who wishes to attend. {The New York Times}

Edward Enninful's unlikely journey to becoming Vogue UK's EIC
Vogue UK's newly minted EIC was just a teen from an unglamorous neighborhood when he got scouted as a model for i-D on the London tube. Years later, as a gay black man, he's soon to take over a position held for over a century by white women. What's propelled him so far? "In an industry still haunted by stereotypical devils, tyrants and snobs, Mr. Enninful leaves an unusual trail of good vibes in his wake," writes Matthew Schneier. {The New York Times}

Kanye West will skip this year's Met Gala
For the first time in four years, Kanye West will not be attending Monday's Met Gala, People reports. As a source told the magazine, Kim Kardashian will be "going solo" while West is "still very much enjoying his time off from public events" and will remain in Los Angeles with their children. "Everything is great with him and Kim and he's supportive of her going solo," said the source. {People}

Trump's first 100 days have many business leaders on edge
In a lengthy report from Business of Fashion's special print edition, "America," the publication discusses how American fashion and retail companies have fared in the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency, as well as the administration's effect on trade, manufacturing and immigration. The punchy illustrations alone are worth checking out. {Business of Fashion}

French government to build up permanent fashion collection
The French government's culture ministry will soon ramp up efforts to protect a key component of its cultural heritage — the national couture business — by creating a permanent collection at the National Center of Visual Arts; the center will begin building up its selection by purchasing five designer pieces every season. {WWD}

Hari Nef, Petra Collins and Dakota Johnson will be the faces of Alessandro Michele's first Gucci fragrance
Gucci Bloom, Alessandro Michele's first scent for the fashion house, will launch with an exclusive party in New York City on Tuesday evening. In attendance will be Nef, Collins and Johnson, the trio of faces for the new scent who will also appear in video and images shot by Glen Luchford. The women were chosen for "their distinctive diverse beauty and individuality," according to a release. {Fashionista inbox}

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