Here’s How You Can Watch The Met Gala Live
For the first time ever, E! News will air the gala’s red carpet live. Yup, while our fav celebs are all freaking out over looking their personal bests – this is fashion’s biggest night after all – we, as fans, get to watch the stars walk the red carpet from the comfort of our own sweatpants.
The 2016 Met Gala will take place on Monday, May 2, 2016 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. E! will cover the event via its special, Live from the Red Carpet, which will be similar to their coverage for other awards shows. A red carpet pre-show will air at 7 p.m. EST, followed by red carpet fashion at 7:30 p.m. EST. E! is streaming the event on Eonline.com/now at 7:30 p.m. EST. Cable information is required to view the event.
Each year, Met Gala guests dress up in accordance with the theme, which last year included an exploration of Chinese fashion. However, this year’s ball will play into the theme of “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” featuring a display of over 100 pieces of haute couture and ready-to-wear pieces.
“Traditionally, the distinction between the haute couture and prêt-à-porter was based on the handmade and the machine-made,” Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute, told Vogue. “But recently this distinction has become increasingly blurred as both disciplines have embraced the practices and techniques of the other.”
Translation: guests will be expected to wear garments that blur the line between man-made and machine-made fashion (lol).
Anna Wintour has chosen the newly bleach blonde Vogue cover girl, Miss Taylor Swift, as an honorary chair for the event. Their co-hosts for the evening include Idris Elba and Apple’s chief design officer Jonathan Ive — Apple is sponsoring the event, so that’s why he’s doing that. Other honorary chairs include Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquière, Karl Lagerfeld, and Miuccia Prada. You can expect to see A-listers like Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West, and probably Beyoncé there.
Nothing inside of the actual gala will be televised, and guests have been forbidden to use social media during the event. Guess you’ll have to read Galore to find out what happens!