Vogue’s annual fashion event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, called the “Met Gala”, held on the first Monday in May, is tonight. Fashion publications will, as usual, post photos of all the red carpet looks after the event. A couple of publications, however, are live streaming celebrity red carpet arrivals and interviews.
Vogue will be live streaming the Met Gala red carpet on Facebook Live. The publication’s “Facebook Live of the Met Gala Red Carpet celebrated by Moët & Chandon” video will begin on its Facebook page at 7PM EST. The video, in collaboration with Facebook Creative Shop, will feature celebrity red carpet arrivals and “moment” bubbles appearing periodically to make the video more festive. Vogue will also be posting content on its Instagram account and Snapchat during the event.
E! will broadcast the event not on the red carpet but at Rockefeller Plaza with Giuliana Rancic, Zanna Roberts Rassi, Kristen Cavallari, and celebrity stylist Jason Bolden. Brad Goreski and E! News Correspondent Sibley Scoles will be reporting live from the red carpet. A Met Gala dedicated “Fashion Police” will also broadcast on Tuesday, May 2nd at 8PM EST with hosts Rancic, Goreski, Melissa Rivers, NeNe Leaks, and Margaret Cho. E! will be posting content on social media and its mobile app as well.
The Cut’s Jada Yuan will be interviewing celebrities on the red carpet on Facebook Live. The video will begin on the publications Facebook page at 6PM EST. Emily Sundberg will also be posting photos and videos from the red carpet on Instagram stories on The Cut’s Instagram account.
The New York Times will, as they did last year, be streaming the red carpet on Facebook Live. The publication will begin streaming on its Facebook page at 7:15PM EST.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will also be posting content from the event on social media.
The theme and for this year’s Met Gala is Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons, according to an article on Vogue. Kawakubo is the first designer to be the theme of the event since Yves Saint Laurent in 1984. Met Gala Curator Andrew Bolton released a statement saying “Rei Kawakubo is one of the most important and influential designers of the past 40 years. By inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, recreation, and hybridity, she has defined the aesthetics of our time.”
This year’s event is an important one for Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As usual, only the most fashionable celebrities will be walking the red carpet. Rumors, however, are circulating that Beyoncé may not attend the event. Beyoncé has been attending the Met Gala for a while now and she has been one of the biggest celebrities to attend the event. So, it would be surprising if she didn’t.
Celebrities confirmed to be attending the event this year include Brie Larson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bella and Gigi Hadid, and Chrissy Tiegen.
As for if you can see inside the event, there, of course, won’t be any live steaming as the event is private. Celebrities, however, will probably post selfies on social media like they did in 2015 after Anna Wintour reportedly banned selfies and social media from the event. Selfies were also reportedly banned last year, though, there was a photo booth to compensate and celebrities took selfies again anyway.
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