There have been a bunch of rumours flying around about influencers infiltrating the annual Met Gala, but we’ve just copped some tea that those rumours might be BS.
The whispers were fuelled by an absolutely bonkers TikTok that showed a seating plan for fashion’s night of nights.
According to the chart, James Charles will be sat between Idris Elba and The Weeknd (?), while fellow Emma Chamberlain will be between Beyoncé Lady Gaga (??), and Dixie D’Amelio will be between Katy Perry and Billie Eilish (???).
So basically they’re sandwiching the influencers between… actual celebrities:
Earlier today, someone wrote in to goss ‘gram Deuxmoi, staunchly denying rumours of an influencer invasion at the Met Gala and calling BS on that wild-ass seating plan.
The message includes the subject line ‘Influencers are NOT invited to the Met Gala,’ and it’s written by a Deux disciple who claims to work with one of the table decor companies that’ll be tizzing up the tables at the event (including making the name cards that tell the stars where to sit).
“The lists going around with numerous influencers on them are fake,” they wrote, adding that “only one influencer was added to the list this year: Addison Rae.”
They claim that “Charli D’Amelio, Nikita Dragun, Emma Chamberlain, and James Charles are NOT on the list.”
A follow-up message cast doubt on this insider’s tea, however, as another source said that they could swear their life on the fact that influencer Emma Chamberlain is, in fact, attending, and she’ll be dressed by Louis Vuitton.
So now I don’t know WHAT to believe.
And then there’s this little nugget of information:
According to Variety, Addison Rae and Anna Wintour are emailing buddies, so it’s likely that she’s on the guest list (either that or Anna’s been hitting her up for advice on Gen Z culture to bring Vogue out of the dark ages).
“I got an email from her and I was freaking out,” the TikTok star told the publication at the He’s All That premiere.
“She was just saying thank you for something I sent over. It was wild. I was shaking. We emailed a little bit. It was exciting,” she said.
Still don’t know what to believe, but all I know is that this year’s Met Gala is going to be batshit from start to finish.
Head here for more tea on this year’s event.