Credit: Kendall Jenner on Instagram

Like Cinderella eyeing the castle clock to see when midnight strikes, we’ve been watching the time all day, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the first batch of Met Gala photos.

Tonight’s the big swanky affair and after the surprises last year had — Beyoncé arriving late and flying solo, a heavily pregnant Kim Kardashian taking a fashion nod from her grandmother’s living room — we can hardly wait to see what 2014 has in store.

In our corner is Kendall Jenner, who didn't wait for the paparazzi to unveil her look. It’s the first year the 18-year-old model has scored an invite and she decided to keep it simple and elegant for the evening. Wearing a fitted, heavily boned mermaid dress that just skims the floor, Kendall looks lovely (and tan!).

The off-white and potentially pink (hard to tell with girlfriend’s filter choice) sets off Kendall’s skin just right while her sparkly necklace and clutch graduate the look from Teen Vogue. We’re not quite as sold on the hair but maybe this was pre-styling.

Kenny keeps her caption simple, relying on hashtags to tell us what’s what. “#FirstLook #MetGala #MetBall @topshop@tabithasimmons @chopard @voguemagazine,” she writes. Seeing as the picture was posted just a handful of minutes ago and already almost has nearly 100,000 likes, we’d say the look’s a hit!

What do you make of it? Love the gown but questioning the hair? Think it’s a touch too prom, or just right for the high fashion event? Tell us in the comments!  

Source: Kendall Jenner on Instagram

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!