It’s almost time for the 2019 Met Gala! On Monday, May 6, Hollywood A-listers such as Kim Kardashian, Blake Lively and Miley Cyrus will grace the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with their amazing outfits. So, how do you watch the biggest fashion event of the year? Unfortunately, you won’t be able to attend since a ticket costs about $30,000 (yes, you read that right!), but you can watch it from your home. Get all the details below.
The gala always falls on the first Monday of May. This year, it will take place on May 6, 2019. Red carpet coverage begins at 7 p.m. EST, although tune in to channels like E! beforehand to check out all the amazing outfits.
The Met Gala isn’t actually fully televised. In order to watch the action, you’ve got to be in New York City at the iconic museum. Obviously, that’s a little hard to do, so, here are some options. In 2018, E! hosted livestreams showing the red carpet arrivals on Facebook Live, E! Online, the E! mobile app, Apple News and YouTube starting at 6:30 p.m, so we assume there will be something similar happening this year. Be sure to look into YouTube TV or Hulu with Live TV free trials to enjoy the event. Additionally, Cosmopolitan noted that Vogue, which cohosts the Met, plans to stream the carpet from its Facebook page.
After some of the biggest stars hit the red carpet, they go inside to mingle at the private cocktail party and go through the exhibit before eating dinner and listening to performances. In 2015, celebrities were given a warning that they shouldn’t be snapping pictures or video throughout the night. However, we know that Kylie Jenner broke that rule in 2017 and 2018 when she took pictures with her friends and family in the bathroom.
This year’s theme is “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” which is a reference to Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on Camp. “We are going through an extreme camp moment, and it felt very relevant to the cultural conversation to look at what is often dismissed as empty frivolity but can be actually a very sophisticated and powerful political tool, especially for marginalized cultures,” Andrew Bolton — the Costume Institute Curator — told The New York Times.
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