Wondering whether your Met Gala invitation has gotten lost in the mail? Fear not. For the first time in history the highly exclusive costume ball will be livestreamed, meaning us plebeians will finally be able to watch every glorious moment of fashion’s ‘night of nights’ in full high definition, pixelated glory.
According to official reports, the livestream will entail unprecedented access to the Met Gala’s famous red carpet, interviewing high-profile guests as they arrive in grand style. Expect a double dose of humor and irreverence along the way.
The red carpet is undoubtedly the highlight from the evening. Each year, we wait with anticipation for the annual ball, speculating how designers will interpret the theme, who has scored an invite and, most importantly, who will everyone be wearing.
Undoubtedly, this year will be much different from previous years, courtesy of COVID-19. It’s compulsory for guests to wear face masks (we’re hoping no one channels their inner Lana Del Ray and wears a mesh mask) and be fully vaccinated. The menu has also shifted to be fully plant based, reflecting the Gala’s overall championing of diversity and inclusion.
Here, we round up everything you need to know about watching the 2021 Met Gala.
Where Can I Watch The 2021 Met Gala?
The official livestream of the 2021 Met Gala will be hosted by Vogue Magazine. More details on the logistics of the livestream will be announced closer to the event.
When Is The 2021 Met Gala?
The Met Gala is typically hosted on the first Monday in May. However, this year the event will be taking place on September the 13th, with the livestream commencing from 5:30PM EST. That’s 7AM AEST. We are counting down the days.
Who Will Be Hosting The 2021 Met Gala?
The official livestream will be hosted by singer/songwriter, actress and superstar Keke Palmer and fellow actress Ilana Glazer. This dream team is headed up by co-chairs and Gen-Z icons Timothée Chalamet (swoon), Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gorman. It will be the first time these 90’s babies have attended a Met Gala, so we’re expecting big things
What Is The Theme Of The 2021 Met Gala?
The theme of the 2021 Met Gala is ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’. It will be a celebration of the very best in creativity and style from the United States. Are we expecting star spangled banners? Potentially. Bigger than Independence Day, the Inauguration and Legally Blonde 2 combined — this will be one showcase you don’t want to miss.
Who Will Be Attending The 2021 Met Gala?
There has been a rumoured seating chart circulating the internet and it’s bonkers. If this (and past guest lists) is anything to go by, we can expect to see the entire A-list set descend on NYC for the occasion —it is right after New York Fashion Week, after all.