3. Tickets start at $30,000 per person
And can go as high as $50,000. Celebrities also have to cop the price, unless they're specifically invited as a guest of a designer or corporate sponsor.
4. Even if you're on the committee that raises funds for the Met, that doesn't guarantee you an invite
In past years, Friends of the Costume Institute were given discounted tickets for already donating to the museum. Now they're lucky to be on the guest list at all.
5. There's no plus ones, unless, of course, your plus one is also A-list
“I know people [on the Friends committee] who get really frustrated that they can’t bring their husbands,” said Cameron Silver, founder of luxe vintage shop Decades in Los Angeles, to Page Six. “It becomes a very expensive girls’ night out.”
6. If you get on the wrong side of Anna, there's no going back
Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe was invited to sit at Brian Atwood’s table in 2007, but was then disinvited, allegedly, because she said in a New York Times interview she was more influential than Wintour, and Project Runway's Tim Gunn said on E!’s Fashion Police that his invitation was rescinded when he told reporters an embarrassing story about the Vogue editor.
7. If you do get an invite but decide to skip a year, chances are you won't be invited again.
Unless you're ridiculously famous, don't decide to sit out for a year.
8. Selfies are banned
Anna doesn't like the outside world seeing the party, so people who take selfies or who share photos of the dinner are generally uninvited from future years. We'd guess whoever took that video of Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston dancing wasn't on this year's guest list.
9. Anna decides on the seating chart
She also suggests which celebs designers should choose to invite as a guest and dress.
10. Once you're in, you're approved by the uber-famous guests
An invite (read: approval from Anna) and the fact you could afford the ticket means you're an A-list celebrity - for the night, that is.
This article previously appeared on marie claire.