Philly.com readers are certainly enjoying our 2012 Met Gala slideshow, especially with controversial, beautiful couples like Tom Brady and Gisele, and Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel included among the mix of stars at the event.

Noticeably missing from Monday night's affair was Kim Kardashian, whose current beau Kanye West attended the event, solo.

For $25,000 a ticket, the Met Gala is the annual go-to event for the fashion and entertainment industry's biggest faces. Therefore, we found it a bit odd that Kardashian went missing, only to emerge in Mexico with her sister Kourtney and her nephew.

On Wednesday, Radar Online reported that Vogue editor Anna Wintour intentionally banned Kardashian from attending the star-studded affair. A source says, "Kim and her camp will deny that she wasn't invited by saying that she had business in L.A., but that is a lie. She would of done anything to be there with all the A-listers."

Although we question the validity of the source's words, it would make sense why Kim has yet to appear on a Vogue cover. She's graced Cosmo, Glamour and a plethora of other glossies, but it seems that the odds of Kardashian ever landing on the fashion publication's cover are super slim to none.