Kate Upton is trading in her skimpy red bikini for a custom Michael Kors gown.The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl is forking over $25,000 of her own modelling money to attend Monday’s highly anticipated Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, aka the Oscars of fashion.
The event, honouring fashion greats Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli, is put on annually by Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour, who personally oversees every single name on the guest list.
And while most celebrities, like this year’s attendees Carey Mulligan, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez, Victor Cruz and Dakota Fanning, are all invited guests—the buxom Upton’s name was not-so-surprisingly left off the list.
So Uptown, who can last be seen dancing the cat daddy in this video, decided to take matters into her own hands and just pay the hefty price to attend the swanky, press friendly gala.
According to PageSix, Uptown will wear Michael Kors to the event and sit at the designer’s table—with Wintour’s blessing.
“She told Anna she would really like to attend,” a source told PageSix. “Then she offered to pay for her own ticket. Kate then whipped out her checkbook and paid the $25,000 for her seat. Anna took the check on the spot.”
Perhaps Wintour was so keen on the swimsuit model’s attendance because Uptown will reportedly appear in an upcoming Vogue issue—as the subject of a makeover!
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