Watching the 2018 Met Gala red carpet just got a little bit easier. The biggest night in fashion is never televised, but that doesn't mean that you can't see your favorite stars making their way up The Metropolitan Museum of Art's iconic stairs in haute couture thanks to social media.
To stream the red carpet, you're best bet is to follow along with Vogue on Instagram Live and Vogue Snapchat Our Stories — which features exclusive content from Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing and don't forget to use the custom lens designed by famed makeup artist Pat McGrath. According to the publication, viewers can expect exclusive interviews and red carpet coverage as it happens in real time. The brand's Instagram stories will also be providing behind-the-scenes footage from the annual fundraiser.
E! News will also be providing coverage, starting at 6:30 p.m. EST, in the form of commentary since they will not be physically live on the red carpet. So, what can you expect if you tune in? This year, the theme of the night is "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" and the gala be hosted by Rihanna, Donatella Versace, Amal Clooney, and of course, Anna Wintour. New mom Kylie Jenner will be making her first red carpet appearance since welcoming daughter Stormi (hopefully with baby daddy Travis Scott) while Rihanna will probably be trying to do the impossible and outdo her past red carpet appearances. TBH, we're still not over her yellow Guo Pei gown.
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A-listers such as Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Blake Lively are also expected to attend. As for the controversy surrounding the holy theme, curator Andrew Bolton is not worried. "Some might consider fashion to be an unfitting or unseemly medium by which to engage with ideas about the sacred or the divine, but dress is central to any discussion about religion," he said at a press conference in Rome. "It affirms religious allegiances and, by extension, it asserts religious differences."
The red carpet kicks off tonight, Monday, May 7, at 5:45 p.m. EST.