>> This year's Costume Institute Gala is upon us in just a few short hours, and while we kept getting spurts of who's attending and who's not all last week, more details keep rolling in. While Kate Moss spent the weekend before the big day in Monaco on Sir Philip Green's yacht, rumors surfaced that none of the supermodel trinity — who along with Kate and the rest of the models of their time are supposed to be the focus of the event — are planning on showing, prompting some to wonder if they're upset Moss was chosen as co-chair over them.
Christy Turlington, who attended last year, confirmed that she is not attending today: "I would have been there with absolute pleasure, but I am out of the country filming a documentary about maternal health. I have regularly attended this event . . . and would have loved to have been there this year, especially because Kate was hosting." No word from Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell to deny the reports, and no designer has confirmed either as their guest, although last week rumors circulated that Naomi was aiming to blow everyone at the event away, and she was supposedly in New York over the weekend for a housewarming party.
But a couple of other attendees have been revealed . . . »
Regardless, a few more attendees to count on: Isabeli Fontana is apparently coming with Calvin Klein, Catherine McNeil set her Facebook status to "met ball !!!" this morning, and Mary-Kate Olsen is also attending — she was thinking about one of Olivier Theyskens's Fall 2009 Nina Ricci gowns originally, but decided it wasn't right on her. And one more to count out: Jacquetta Wheeler, who is missing the gala for a fashion show in Singapore.