How To Watch The 2023 Met Gala

Arguably the biggest party and one of the most important fashion events of the year, the Met Gala is set to return on Monday, May 1st, 2023. Prepare to be stunned by star-studded carpets graced by A-list celebrities dressed to the nines. The renowned and iconic event is an annual fundraising gala that is held each year for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Institute in New York City.

Vogue will be hosting the Met Gala livestream again this year for the third year in a row. Actor and producer La La Anthony will be hosting the event alongside Saturday Night Live cast member, Chloe Fineman, and influencer and podcaster, Emma Chamberlain who will attend as Vogue's special correspondent (via Vogue). This year's co-chairs include Dua Lipa, Roger Federer, Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel, and Anna Wintour. According to The New York Times, the event is by invitation only and this year's tickets are $50,000, with tables starting at $300,000. If you don't have that kind of money on hand, don't panic — you can still watch all of the iconic looks and celebrity moments live.

Where to watch the 2023 Met Gala

While some fans and spectators choose to line up along the bustling sidewalks of Fifth Avenue to watch the event unfold, it can be difficult to get a proper look at all of the celebrities and iconic looks past the barriers and security (via The New York Times). Your best chance of getting a good view of the event and fashionable looks in all its glory is to watch the Met Gala from the comfort of your home. The event will be livestreamed at 6 p.m. EST on Vogue's official website, as well as on their Twitter page. It will also be broadcasted live on their Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook pages. 

Although the guestlist is private and often not shared before the event, you may see the likes of Kim Kardashian, who was at one stage rumored to be snubbed an invitation, and other trendsetting celebrities grace the red carpet this year.

What to expect at this year's Met Gala

Each year, there is a unique theme that sets the tone for the event that celebrities dress to encapsulate. From the best-dressed stars to the worst-dressed stars in Met Gala history, prepare to get a glimpse of a variety of looks this year.

The controversial 2023 Met Gala theme is set to pay homage to the legendary Karl Lagerfeld, a German fashion designer most known for his work as the creative director of the French luxury fashion house, Chanel. Per Cosmopolitan, this year's museum exhibition, "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty," will pay tribute to the late designer's original looks and showcase his most memorable designs over his unforgettable career.

The dress code for this year's gala is to simply dress in honor of Lagerfeld, which leaves room for many unique interpretations. The Met Gala and exhibition are supported by Fendi, Chanel, and Karl Lagerfeld, which are brands you can likely expect to see a lot of on the red carpet.