Slated for May 6 this year, the Met Gala is the Super Bowl of fashion—the one time of the year when all of your favorite celebrities dress up in the most beautiful, over-the-top outfits to support the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City.
Last year, celebrities like Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner, Rihanna, J.Lo, and Ariana Grande came to the Met Ball dressed for the "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" theme. Think: sequins, bejeweled dresses, and diamond crowns. In other words, the event never disappoints.
Here, everything you need to know about the 2019 Met Gala.
The Met Gala falls annually on the first Monday of May, so this year it will be held on May 6, 2019.
Red carpet coverage begins at 5 p.m. EST.
If it wasn't obvious, the event is held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
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This year's theme is "Camp: Notes on Fashion," but it's not what you think. It's a reference to Susan Sontag's 1964 essay Notes on Camp, where she defines the word "camp" in many different ways.
“We are going through an extreme camp moment, and it felt very relevant to the cultural conversation to look at what is often dismissed as empty frivolity but can be actually a very sophisticated and powerful political tool, especially for marginalized cultures,” said the Costume Institute Curator Andrew Bolton, per The New York Times. “Whether it’s pop camp, queer camp, high camp or political camp—Trump is a very camp figure—I think it’s very timely.”
Previous themes include "Manus x Machina" (2016), "Punk: Chaos to Couture" (2013), and "China: Through the Looking Glass" (2015).
Can I Watch It on TV?
The Met Gala isn't televised, but there will be plenty of live streams to watch the celebrities walk up the notorious Met Gala stairs. After they walk the red carpet, the stars enjoy a private cocktail party, go through the exhibit, and have a sit-down dinner with special performances.
You can watch it on E! starting at 5 p.m for their pre-show coverage. If you don't have a TV, you always can sign up for a free trial on Hulu Live TV, though E! will also likely stream the red carpet coverage on their Facebook and Twitter.
Can I See the Exhibit In Person?
Yes, starting May 9! The exhibit opens up to the public every year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Admission is $12 for students, $25 for adults, and $17 for seniors. Learn more about the museum's past exhibitions here.
See All the Best Looks from the 2018 Met Gala
In bespoke ALEXACHUNG dress
In Louis Vuitton
In a Michael Kors dress
In an Iris van Herpen dress, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, and shoes and bag by Brother Vellies
In a Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda dress and Christian Louboutin shoes
In Marc Jacobs
In a Coach dress and bag, Forevermark Diamonds
In Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello
In Atelier Versace and Christian Louboutin shoes
In a Dior dress and Marianna Harutunian crown
In Atelier Versace and Platinum by Tiffany & Co. jewelry
Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner
In Gentle Monster x Alexander Wang sunglasses, Alexander Wang dress, and Platinum by Chopard earrings; Scott in Christian Louboutin shoes
In Coach and Platinum by Tiffany & Co. jewelry
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
Ashley in a Paco Rabanne dress, Stephen Russell jewelry, and Saint Laurent shoes. Mary-Kate in The Row dress and Paco Robanne tunic, Stephen Russell jewelry, and Saint Laurent shoes
In Dolce & Gabbana
In Jean Paul Gaultier gown, Miu Miu boots, Rinaldy Yunardi crown and necklace, Jacob & Co mesh gloves and necklace, jewelry from Lana Jewelry, Narcisa Pheres, Pascale Monvoisin, and Catherine Angiel
In Oscar de la Renta, Le Silla shoes, and Platinum by Tiffany & Co. jewelry
In Chanel SS18 couture and Christian Louboutin shoes
Mary J. Blige