The iconic Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, just revealed her two dream Met Gala guests: Duchesses Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. While the annual style extravaganza sees a number of famous faces grace the red carpet, the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex have yet to make the trip from Kensington Palace to attend the gala on the first Monday in May.
“I would love to have the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge together. That would be my dream couple. They could leave their husbands at home, it's the two of them I want," Wintour told NBC’s Jenna Bush Hager.
While Wintour, who's chaired the Met Gala since 1995, may have to wait until her ideal guests accept the coveted invitation, there have been members of the British monarchy who attended the fundraiser in the past.
Princess Beatrice, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth and daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, showed up to last year’s "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” event in a semi-sheer purple Alberta Ferretti dress fit for a royal. And we can't forget the Duchess' late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, and her unforgettable 1996 Met Gala look: A navy John Galliano for Dior slip dress.
It's no secret Wintour is a fan of Kate and Meghan's fashion taste — especially the Duchess of Sussex's maternity style: "I’ve been very taken by how Meghan Markle has been dressing, the Duchess of Sussex has been dressing stylishly throughout her pregnancy. Her heels seem to be taller every time I look at a picture of her," the famed editor shared in a YouTube video.
We may not be able to count on our favorite royals attending this year's "Camp: Notes On Fashion" fête, but that doesn't mean we aren't excited to see the over-the-top, glamorous ensembles from Hollywood royalty. And when asked if she was surprised by the event's meteoric rise in popularity, Wintour said, "I honestly believe the reason people are excited is it’s this extraordinary marriage of fashion and culture. After all we don’t want a museum to become a mausoleum. We want it to be alive and vibrant and bring in new audiences and have people be excited about being there.”
Come May 6, there's no doubt the fashion world will be buzzing about all the most talked-about looks— and we can't wait.