Its the most glamours time of year…The Oscars? Nope, but close! Its time for the fashion industries version of the Oscars with the upcoming Costume Institute gala in New York . To the surprise of many, this year will have a wonderful twist and will streamed live for the world to see and share their thoughts via social media outlets, Facebook and Twitter.
There will even be the opportunity for live participation via Twitter as fans and fashionistas/os are encouraged to tweet questions to their favourite celebrity attendees.
- The biggest fashion gala is set to take place on May 7th. Expect to see the Creme de la Creme of the fashionable elite from all across the globe walk the red-carpet of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tune in to see the stars arrive from 18:30 to 20:30 EST via Amazon.com, vogue.com and metmuseum.org.
Reporter William Norwich and model Elettra Wiedemann will host the live coverage, and are set to interview the likes of Carey Mulligan, Miuccia Prada, and Anna Wintour, who are this year’s gala co-chairs. Fashion fans will be able to submit their questions via Twitter using the hashtag #metquestions.
According to insiders at WWD: Top designers invite “dates” to the gala, i.e. a model/celebrity that they will dress for the night. Last year’s best dressed included Rihanna in Stella McCartney, Beyoncé Knowles in Emilio Pucci and Diane Kruger in Jason Wu. For the upcoming edition, Joseph Altuzarrahas revealed singer Lana Del Rey as his guest, while Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are set to take Australian actress Isabel Lucas.
There have been rumours that fashion obsessed Jennifer Lopez will perform during the night.
The Costume Institute gala celebrates the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute, which this year will be “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations”, putting the spotlight on Italian creators Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.