As the biggest night in fashion, following along with every red carpet look at the Met Gala is very important viewing. Hello, do you remember Katy Perry’s angel wings from last year? Coming up soon for 2019, the Met Gala is going to be bigger than ever, with celebrities from all corners of the globe flying in for the ultimate night of dressing up. Below, we’ve rounded up everything worth knowing about the event and exactly how you can watch it unfold.
When and where is the Met Gala held?
The Met Gala is always held on the first Monday in May. For 2019, that falls on Monday the 6th of May. Starting around 7pm in New York, that means the red carpet starts around 9am in Australia and goes until about midday. Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, New York, the Met Gala is primarily a fundraiser for the Museum and acts as the opening night for the respective exhibition.
What is the 2019 theme?
Every year the Met Gala has a different theme. For 2019, the theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion. Stemming from Susan Sontag's 1964 essay Notes on Camp, the theme encompasses a host of elements, but will likely feature a lot of Gucci (who is a primary partner) and throwback-esque fashion trends.
Which celebrities are attending the 2019 Met Gala?
There will be plenty of celebrities in attendance at the Met Gala, but this year will definitely see Lady Gaga, Harry Styles and Serena Williams walk the red carpet, as they are co-chairing the event. However, we will likely see Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Blake Lively and Rihanna, who are all regulars.
How do I watch the 2019 Met Gala in Australia?
The Met Gala isn’t televised, although E! will often host live from the red carpet. Available to watch on Foxtel, the live coverage is the closest you’ll get to being there. However, see every outfit up close from InStylemag.com.au where we’ll be covering the red carpet as it happens.