Tonight is the Met Gala, aka the Christmas Morning, the prom, the Super Bowl of fashion, which celebrates the annual Costume Institute exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. This year’s theme is “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” and guests are expected to dress according to the theme.
Take a first look inside the Costume Institute’s new “Manus x Machina” Exhibition
The Met Gala is fashion’s biggest event, bar none (even out-styling the Grammys, the Oscars, and the Academy Awards), and the invite list is a who’s who of A-list celebrities and personalities important to the fashion scene, and they will all be bringing their A-game to the red carpet. Your Twitter and Instagram feeds today are likely full of behind-the-scenes photos of dress fittings and party prep with everyone from Kim Kardashian (who started prepping 16 hours early) to Prabal Gurung. Per tradition, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour will serve as host. This year’s co-hosts include actor Idris Elba (one of TUE’s favorite men of style) and Apple’s chief design officer, Jonathan Ive (Apple is also sponsoring the event).
Typically, spectacles from the Met Gala’s red carpet can only be experienced via social media or from photo galleries (and glorious memes) the next morning, because the event isn’t televised and guests are forbidden to use social media during the event. But this year, for the first time ever, E! News will be hosting live coverage from the red carpet. To watch the action, tune into the pre-show at 7 pm ET, followed by the special at 7:30 pm ET. Instagram has also dedicated a video channel to Met Ball coverage. Watch it on the Explore page until May 3 at 5 pm ET. And follow us on Instagram/Twitter for our take on the night’s best dressed.
2015 Met’s Best Dressed