Met to Live Stream Red Carpet at Costume Institute Gala

Oh yes she did! Katy Perry wears a light-up LED dress to the 2010 Costume Institute Gala. What will this year's top fashion story be?

New York—Remember Katy Perry’s blinking LED light circuit dress? Or Blake lively walking arm in arm with Karl Lagerfeld as the new Chanel Girl?

What will this year’s event fashion buzz be? Tune in tonight to find out.

The Red Carpet spectacle before the annual Costume Institute Gala is often more exciting than the Academy Awards, as it features luminaries from the colliding worlds of art, fashion, music and film, and usually a nod to the featured designer(s).

This year’s event coincides with the opening of summer blockbuster “Prada and Schiaparelli: Impossible Conversations,” and while we expect lots of Prada designs–new and old–and even a Schiaparelli or two, we can’t wait to see what else walks down the red carpet.

What’s even more exciting is that for the first time in its history, red carpet arrivals will be live-streamed online tonight, giving millions of viewers a front-row seat to the fashion extravaganza, not to mention the opportunity to engage and interact.

Tune in, Tweet, & Ask

Log in from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m to metmuseum.org/metgala for the live stream along with exhibition info, images, videos of the galleries, and curators’ commentary. Amazon.com/Fashion will also carry the live stream as will Vogue (vogue.com/videos/live-from-the-mets-2012-costume-institute-gala-red-carpet), which will also feature the first look inside the benefit, including a video of the musical performance.

Vogue’s William Norwich and Elettra Wiedemann will host, interviewing actress Miuccia Prada, and Anna Wintour, as well as celebrities from the worlds of fashion, film, society, sports, art, business, and music. Want to pose your own questions? Just tweet your submissions (#MetQuestions) during the streaming and the hosts will select five to ask.

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Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine
As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including women's fashion accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.