Met Gala 2019: What time, channel and how to watch
Fashion’s biggest night is going down Monday on the Upper East Side.
Per tradition, the Met Gala — alternately known as the Costume Institute Benefit — will be taking place on the first Monday of May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Lady Gaga and Harry Styles will be co-hosting the gala, which has pivoted fully secular from 2019’s Catholic-themed “Heavenly Bodies” to this year’s: “Camp.”
Sure, stars have been sporting campy looks at the bash for years, but this year, it’s the official dress code.
Launchd in 1948 as a midnight supper which cost $50 a head, today Gala tickets are reported to go for $35,000, and tables for $300,000. The event is invite-only, but Met members can visit the “Days for Camp: Notes on Fashion” exhibit beginning Tuesday at 10 a.m. The general public is invited starting Thursday at 1000 Fifth Ave.
Here’s everything to know for tomorrow night:
What time does it start?
Pre-show programming begins at 5 p.m. EST on Monday, May 6, but celebrities tend to arrive on the red carpet closer to 7 p.m.
How to stream
Not all of the bash will be televised, but E!’s “Live From the Red Carpet,” will broadcast four hours of star-spangled programming. Watch on Hulu Live TV if you don’t have a TV. Vogue’s Twitter, Youtube and Facebook livestreams will also likely pop-up the night of — along with Instagram Stories from celebs.
Red carpet arrivals
Tune in at 7 p.m. for the main show.
What is ‘Camp’?
Inspired by cultural critic Susan Sontag’s Oscar Wilde-dedicated, 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp’,” the night is dedicated to being over-the-top and tongue-in-cheek-chic.
“Camp has deep historical precedent,” a narrator says in the Met’s video on the concept. “Camp is a woman walking around in a dress made of three million feathers,” says the narrator, referencing both a line from Sontag’s essay and how Anna Wintour, who’s been overseeing the event since 1995, has described her outfit this year.
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