There are very few things in the fashion industry that are as top secret as the 2016 Met Gala guest list. It's a list that takes months to prepare, and is arranged by one of the industry's top power players, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. With exclusivity like that, it's no wonder that many celebrities and designers vie to be included. However, there are a select few that are sure to be a staple on this year's red carpet. Whether they are a top tier Hollywood actor or fashion's next muse, there are a few of Hollywood's elite that we can safely assume made the cut.
When it comes to being invited to the Met Gala, it's all about who you know and who knows you. Not ever meager celebrity and millionaire can be invited. In fact, the guest list can cut off between 350 to 700 individuals. While that may seem like quite a few, it really isn't in the grand scheme of fashionable parties. So, even though the list is so limited, there are a few elite names that we can all speculate will make the cut. While it's an event that most of us can only dream of, but for some, it's an expected reality. Here are 21 celebrities, designers, and models who are almost sure to be in attendance at the 2016 Met Gala on May 2, even if the guest list isn't going to be released any time soon.
1. Gigi Hadid
2. Zayn Malik
The recent Vogue spread was kind of a big deal, so both Gigi and Zayn will probably be attendance.
3. Kendall Jenner
The reality star turned supermodel was granted an invite last year, so we're sure to see her on the red carpet again in May.
4. Kerry Washington
Because the Met Ball scandals won't just handle themselves, naturally.
With Jay Z? Without Jay Z? Does it really matter? This is Queen Bey we are talking about. She practically owns the Met Gala red carpet.
Because there has to be a follow-up to that gorgeous yellow dress.
7. Cara Delevingne
You can count on fashion's top muse to be in attendance.
8. Lady Gaga
What celebrity screams "haute couture" more than Lady Gaga?
9. Leonardo DiCaprio
He did just win an Oscar, after all.
10. Sarah Jessica Parker
Can you even have a fashion event without SJP?
11. Zac Posen
You can be sure to see American designer and Project Runway judge Zac Posen on the Met Gala red carpet.
This fashion-forward superstar is sure to be a showstopper at this year's event.
13. Karlie Kloss
This lovable supermodel is sure to make another appearance at the Met Gala this year.
14. Michael Kors
A fashionable event isn't complete without an appearance from American designer, Michael Kors.
15. Grace Coddington
Coddington is an icon in the fashion industry, so it wouldn't be a true night of fashion without her.
Adele has been huge this year, so it would be shocking if she didn't score an invite.
17. Miley Cyrus
No one knows how to rock a sensational outfit quite like, Miley Cyrus.
18. Taraji P. Henson
There's no way that one of TV's most talked about stars won't be in attendance.
19. Kit Harrington
His character on Game Of Thrones was all anyone could talk about in 2015. How could he not be invited?
20. Joan Smalls
This top model is sure bring her A-game to this year's Met Gala.
21. Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
How could they not be?
No matter who shows up at the end of the day, the 2016 Met Gala is going to be lit. That's for sure.