What a difference a year makes! While stars rebelled just 52 weeks ago at Punk: Chaos to Couture, the 2013 gala feels like a world apart from this year's Charles James: Beyond Fashion theme. With a "White Tie and Decorations" dress code that WWD has translated to mean "full evening dress — a black tailcoat, waistcoat, a wing collar shirt and a white bow tie," we're expecting a complete 180 from celebrity attendees.
And lest there be any doubts that punk is so last year, leave it to Madonna to make a statement to that point. With the above Instagram captioned "What i wanted to wear to Met Ball but Anna said Not this year! So I'm gonna work on music instead? #artforfreedom," Madge sent out a warning to this year's guests: dress to the nines, or don't bother showing. So, we're calling you out Kanye West, Kate Bosworth, Kristen Stewart, et al. — your style antics may have worked at the Costume Institute, but these looks won't fly at the Anna Wintour Costume Center.
Source: Instagram user Madonna