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Jessica Alba, M.I.A. to don Gap gowns for Anna Wintour and Oprah's Met gala

April 29, 2010 |  6:50 pm

Met four The Costume Institute Gala, held annually at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, rivals the Academy Awards for the red carpet magic it offers starlets and seasoned fashion pros.

This year should be no exception, with Anna Wintour, Oprah Winfrey and Gap creative director Patrick Robinson as co-chairs of the Tuesday event, themed "American Women: Fashioning a National Identity."

Actresses Jessica Alba, Kirsten Dunst, Kerry Washington and Zoe Kravitz and rapper M.I.A. will attend the couture-fest outfitted in gowns by the Gap, it was announced Thursday. The Gap is recruiting some design heavyweights to collaborate on the dresses -- including Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Sophie Theallet and Thakoon

Whet your appetite with pics from last year's fete, featuring Rihanna, Kate Moss and Jessica Biel. For all things fashion, check out daily dispatches from our sister blog All the Rage.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Kate Hudson, left, Stella McCartney, Liv Tyler and Kate Bosworth at the 2009 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Credit: Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images.

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