News This Is Why Kaia Gerber Isn't at the Met Gala By Sam Reed Sam Reed Sam Reed is a news and entertainment editor with over 8 years of experience working in media. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on May 7, 2018 @ 08:15PM Pin Share Tweet Email She's one of the most in-demand supermodels in the fahsion world—opening for Chanel, Versace, Moschino and every other luxury label you love—so why isn't Kaia Gerber at this year's Met Gala? Turns out she's not allowed! But fret not, it's not that Anna Wintour has a personal vendetta against her or anything. Rather, the 16-year-old just doesn't have fulfill the age requirements. The gala, apparently, is "not an appropriate event for people under 18," organizers told The Hollywood Reporter. Yep, even with a religious theme and a Cardinal in attendance, the event still isn't considered kosher for the Gen Z set. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Some speculated that last year's bathroom smoking scandal—in which several A-listers were caught (er, they posted incriminating photos of themselves in the act on Instagram) behaving badly—had something to do with the new age restriction. A British Royal Just Walked the Met Gala Red Carpet in a Tiara Gerber may have stayed home, but Crawford stepped out in a form-fitting red Versace gown. 01 of 01 Buy Now Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images in Versace and Jacob & Co. Jewelry. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images One thing we do know: When Gerber and Cindy finally step out together in 2 years time, they'll be the hottest mom-and-daughter duo on the carpet.