How to Watch the Met Gala Red Carpet (Plus More Details About Fashion’s Biggest Event)

If you're wondering how to watch the 2023 Met Gala red carpet without having to stand behind crowds of people in the New York City streets, then we've got you covered. We've compiled a foolproof guide to the major event. That way, you won't waste time scrolling through Twitter to try and see who wore the wildest outfits this year (and in case you were unaware, the theme will be “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.”)

Per usual, the fundraiser will take place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the Met's Costume Institute will unveil their annual fashion exhibit. All of the attendees (who paid around $50k for their tickets) will walk the Met Gala steps and show off their show-stopping outfits.

Keep scrolling for more details on how to watch the Met Gala and everything else you need to know.

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1. How to Watch the Met Gala Red Carpet

The 2023 Met Gala will once again be available to stream on Vogue's website, as well as the publication's social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For those with cable, E! will be hosting a red carpet special, titled E! Live from the Red Carpet.

2. What Time Does the Met Gala Start?

The 2023 Met Gala will take place on Monday, May 1. The red carpet arrivals will begin at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

3. What Is This Year's Theme?

The theme for this year’s Met Gala is “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” or “In Honor of Karl.” The exhibit will honor the fashion designer’s best work from his decades-long career. (And we'll have to see how the guests interpret that theme when they arrive to the red carpet on Monday, May 1.)

4. Who Are This Year's Hosts?

In typical fashion, the celebrity co-chairs for this year's gala are quite the list of notable names. Actors Penélope Cruz (Vanilla Sky) and Michaela Coel (Black Mirror) will serve as co-chairs alongside singer Dua Lipa and tennis player Roger Federer.

5. What Celebs Will Show Up to the Event?

Besides the A-list roster of co-chairs, we can likely expect last year’s stars—Blake Lively, Sarah Jessica Parker and Lady Gaga—to make a reappearance. Meanwhile, many are hoping that Rihanna will bring her iconic fashion to the fundraiser. *Crosses fingers*

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