6 Celebs Who Anna Wintour Allegedly Banned From The Met Gala & Why

Will these stars get invited this year?

Khloe Kardashian, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump Instagram / DKSStyle / Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock

The Met Gala is back to its regular schedule this year, landing on the first Monday in May for the first time since the pandemic.

The star-studded affair is a who’s who of the fashion world that leaves many of us looking forward to seeing which celebrities will grace the famous Met stairway. 

However, there are some celebs who we will never get to see at the event because they’ve reportedly been banned from the Met Gala!


What celebrities are banned from the Met Gala?

Anna Wintour, the host of the Met Gala, doesn’t mess around when it comes to kicking people off the Met Gala guest list!

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Donald Trump

Back in the days when Trump was just a businessman, he was regularly in attendance at the Met Gala.

In fact, he even proposed to Melania at the event back in 2004. However, even his nostalgic link to the Gala didn’t stop Wintour from banning him. 


In 2017, Wintour told James Corden that she would never invite the former president back to the Met Gala. 

Tim Gunn

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TV personality, Tim Gunn, has had a very public feud with Wintour and is believed to be banned from the event.

In 2010, the “Project Runway” host wrote in his book that he once saw, “Anna Wintour being carried down five flights of stairs from a fashion show.”

He later said that Wintour’s office had requested him to retract the comments but he refused, claiming he was telling the truth. 

Gunn has not attended a Met Gala since 2006. 

Rachel Zoe

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Fashion designer Rachel Zoe is also rumored to be banned from attending the Met Gala over a feud with Wintour.

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In 2007, it was reported that Zoe was asked to sit at shoe designer Brian Atwood’s table at the gala but was later disinvited. 

That same year, Zoe claimed to have more influence on the fashion industry than Wintour, Vogue’s editor in chief. 

“Anna Wintour is one of my heroes, but they say I’m more influential,” she was quoted as saying. 

Khloe Kardashian 

It is rumored that Khloe Kardashian is considered “too C-list” for the Met by organizers.


While her sisters Kim, Kendall, Kylie and even her mother, Kris Jenner, frequent the event, the youngest Kardashian sister has yet to get an invite.

Kourtney Kardashian has also not made an appearance at the Met Gala either. 

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However, it has been widely reported that 2022 will be the first year that all of the Kardashian/Jenner crew will be invited to the Met so things could be looking up for Khloe.

Coco Rocha

Supermodel Coco Rocha was once a Met staple but was booted off the guest list in 2017 — but not because of Wintour!


Rocha had a public feud with Katy Perry in 2013 when the singer wore a dress Rocha had worn to the Met to the VMAs, months later. 

In 2017, Perry was a co-chair at the Met Gala and may have had something to do with Rocha being removed from the guest list. 


Josh Harnett

Harnett has not been considered “relevant” enough to attend the Met Gala since 2016, despite having attended before. 

This drama played out in “The First Monday in May,” a documentary about the Met Gala. 


In the documentary, Calvin Klein calls Vogue to ask for Harnett to be put at his table but the event organizers decline. 

"What has he done lately? Nothing. You guys are all set," was Vogue's response. 

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