Often dubbed the Oscars of the fashion industry, the upcoming Costume Institute gala in New York will live stream all the action from the red carpet for the first time, with fashionistas also able to submit their questions for the celebrity attendees via Twitter.
On May 7 the fashion elite will descend upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the annual event, and fans will be able to see the stars arrive from 18:30 to 20:30 EST via Amazon.com, vogue.com and metmuseum.org.
Reporter William Norwich and model Elettra Wiedemann will host the live coverage, and are set to interview the likes of Carey Mulligan, Miuccia Prada, and Anna Wintour, who are this year’s gala co-chairs. Fashion fans will be able to submit their questions via Twitter using the hashtag #metquestions.
Top designers invite “dates” to the gala, i.e. a model/celebrity that they will dress for the night. Last year’s best dressed included Rihanna in Stella McCartney, Beyoncé Knowles in Emilio Pucci and Diane Kruger in Jason Wu. For the upcoming edition, Joseph Altuzarra has revealed singer Lana Del Rey as his guest, while Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are set to take Australian actress Isabel Lucas.
The Costume Institute gala celebrates the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute, which this year will be “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations”, putting the spotlight on Italian creators Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.