LIVE: Watch the Met Gala with us, see the best-dressed celebrities and our favorite style

LIVE: Watch the Met Gala with us, see the best-dressed celebrities and our favorite style


We’re counting down the hours until the Met Gala along with you.

We’re excited to see Zendaya return to our annual favorite fashion event. And we always want to see what Rihanna has for us.

From how to watch to who is going to be at The Met, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know. And you can follow along live with us as we share our favorite looks, best moments and all the fashion from the 2024 Met Gala.

We’ll be at The Mark hotel in NYC where lots of celebs are getting ready. We also have our entertainment and fashion editor Anika Reed on the stairs of the Met for all of your best coverage.

It’s hard to get excited about men’s fashion at the Met Gala.

Yes, men have become more daring in their looks – and that isn’t counting Jared Leto showing up as a cat.

Bad Bunny is relatively new to the Met Gala, with his first appearance in 2022. But his look didn’t disappoint in a white Burberry gown with a white jacket and white cape with sculptural flowers.

We got a sneak peek Monday morning, with Anna Kaufman walking through the “Sleeping Beauties” exhibit.

Met director and CEO Max Hollein shared the internal logic of the exhibit, which seems to be − fashion is to be felt, not just admired, and no number of years passed should preclude that original purpose. While you cannot touch the clothing on display, the museum has created clever ways to allow visitors to experience the fashion through all senses.

Drawn exclusively from the Met’s permanent collection, the exhibition houses some 220 pieces dating back to the 17th century, head curator Andrew Bolton told the crowd Monday. Many of the galleries showcase a “sleeping beauty” or a dress lying flat, too delicate to even stretch around a mannequin for display.

See the exhibit The Met Gala’s theme is Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion. Here’s what that looks like.

The list is kept secret each year, but we know the co-chairs of the event will be there. So you’ll definitely see Latin music superstar Bad Bunny, actress and singer Jennifer Lopez, “Euphoria” actress and Hollywood A-lister Zendaya and “Thor” himself, Chris Hemsworth, who will join Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

Honorary chairs are Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson and TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew. TikTok is the gala’s sponsor this year, with support from Loewe.

We don’t know if the Kardashians will all be there. But Kim Kardashian, Blake Lively and Beyoncé – as well as Rihanna are expected.

All signs point to no. The singers resumes her Eras Tour in France on May 9. Even with a private jet, it seems the Grammy-winner won’t be walking the carpet with Travis Kelce this year.

The 2016 Met Gala is where Swift supposedly met Joe Alwyn.

It’s almost surprising that Jennifer Lopez has attended the Met Gala 13 times – with looks ranging from Catholic chainmail to 18th century lacey goddess.

She told “Good Morning America” that the night isn’t about comfort. “”But it’s exciting, it’s exciting. It’s a fun night for fashion,” she said.

Our eight favorite looks from last year included Rihanna and Dua Lipa.

More: Met Gala 2023 best dressed: See Rihanna, Dua Lipa, Janelle Monáe, more stars channel Karl Lagerfeld

Rihanna is known for taking big fashion risks – from her pregnancy announcement to her iconic look at the Met Gala in 2018 that had her dubbed “Pope Rihanna.”

She is known as the unofficial queen of the Met Gala for nailing the themes.

The Met Gala is the first Monday in May, as is tradition. The exact date for the 2024 event is May 6.

The Met Gala will be livestreamed on Vogue’s website and social media channels beginning at 6 p.m. ET. The “hautest” event of the year will air live on E! starting at 6 p.m. ET.

The Met Gala is held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

The Costume Institute Benefit, commonly known as Met Gala, is a fundraiser for the museum’s Costume Institute. Last year, the event hit a record and raised over $22 million, according to Vogue Business.

We almost all think of the Gala as the red carpet on the giant steps leading to the actual event, which is closed to media. The steps are where we see all the looks, who each celebrity brought as their +1 (if they were granted a +1) and who wore what.

Inside, guests can tour the exhibit, have cocktails and then sit down for dinner. There is a strict no-phones policy, so the only photos that we typically see are bathroom selfies.

It is the best night of fashion – far exceeding any awards show or fashion week. You bring together celebrities, designers, fashion people – and art. It’s a night to impress – and the looks aren’t meant to be wearable, but rather tell a story on the theme of the night.

You’ll see experimental fashion, gowns you cannot sit down in, wild looks and beauty. We saw Zendaya wave goodbye to her Disney roots in a Cinderella ball gown, Kim Kardashian in in Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress and Jared Leto “feline” himself as Karl Lagerfeld’s famous Birman cat Choupette.

The Met Gala is invitation only – and Vogue Editor Anna Wintour holds the list.

Tickets are $75,000 each, according to The New York Times, and even if you buy a table for $350,000, you don’t get to pick where you sit. You can’t simply buy your way in. The event holds about 400 people.

“Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.”

The “sleeping beauties” is not inspired by Disney princess, but rather treasured garments in the museum’s collection that are so fragile that they need to be housed in special glass “coffins” rather than on mannequins, curators said. Garments will be displayed in a series of galleries organized by themes of nature.

Contributing: Taijuan Moorman, Anna Kaufman

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