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Vogue.com will be streaming red carpet arrivals at this year’s gala live on May 7th starting at 6:30PM.
Photographed by Kevin Tachman
While it has been historically the hottest and most impossible-to-attain ticket in town, the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be a little more accessible to you because for the first time the red carpet will be live streamed online on Monday, May 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m EST. The once-a-year event, which will be hosted by Elettra Wiedemann and Vogue’s William Norwich, will feature live interviews with the gala cochairs, including Carey Mulligan, Miuccia Prada, and Anna Wintour as well as with celebrities from the worlds of fashion, film, sports, business, and society (think Gisele and Tom, Rihanna, and Sarah Jessica Parker) as they make their way into the museum to tour this year’s sure-to-be-another-blockbuster exhibition, “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.” For those looking to take a more active part in the festivities, Wiedemann and Norwich will be taking questions from Twitter (#metquestions) for the attending guests and offer an inside look at getting ready for the big night on the Celebs on Facebook page (www.facebook.com/celebs). And, as always, once the night begins, only Vogue.com will be offering up-to-the-minute coverage and pictures from inside the “Party of the Year.”
The livestream will be available on Vogue.com.
Madonna and Andrea Riseborough
Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage
Was there a memo sent out in Hollywood about the masses of Baywatch babe hairdos (Reese, Salma, Elle, Madonna, Heidi, Kristen) at the Golden Globes? And did an alternative memo go out for the ballerina knot at the nape (Angelina, Natalie, Claire, Emma)? And where were the unexpected surprises on the red carpet? Instead, a sweep of strapless dresses with dramatic caboose trains ruled the evening. I kept wanting to see those moments of shock and awe, but there were none. I kept wanting to see someone in a short dress, but there were none. I will say thank you, Meryl Streep (Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for The Iron Lady), for the dignity of your words in relation to all the women working in your industry and your ability to look soigné in what looked like a Temple Grandin shirt while seated, until you were onstage and revealed the dramatic cut of your skirt and lace-insert shirtwaist. Your choice of Alessandra Rich was original, to say the least. Score for Lanvin with Natalie Portman looking great in ruby duchesse satin with dramatic side draping, and Emma Stone just as wonderful in a two-toned Grecian dress with eagle-buckled belt.