For the first time in its history, Vogue says it will broadcast live on Met Gala red carpet festivities.
The famous fashion industry event, which was canceled last year due to COVID and rescheduled in 2021 to September 13 from its standard date of the first Monday in May, will broadcast all star arrivals – and maybe influencers – then week in New York.
The show will be broadcast live on Vogue.com and the fashion magazine Twitter page, they say, hosted by the musician Keke Palmer and actor Ilana Glazer, kicks off at 5:30 p.m. ET.
The dress code theme for this year’s event, which serves as an annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s Costume Institute – is “American independence”. This year’s roster of Co-Chairs (or Celebrity Hosts) is exceptionally young, including Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gorman. Designate Tom ford, Instagram chief Adam Mosséri, and Vogue‘s Anna wintour will also serve as Honorary President – with Facebook and Instagram sponsoring the event.
Influencers have attended recent Met Galas, with Liza Koshy be asked to welcome the arrivals on the red carpet for the 2018 and 2019 galas. Lilly singh and Jacques Charles have also already participated.
But since attendees aren’t announced in advance of the event, this year’s rally sparked quite a bit of controversy after a report in Sixth page last month cited several insiders as being irritated that digital influencers – namely Addison rae and Emma Chamberain – were invited, thus undermining the event’s long-standing elite hiding place.
Subsequently, several fake invitation lists and seating plans made the rounds on social networks, for example Initiated – alleging that Bretman Rock, Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, and others could be present, sparking further outrage.