Your Guide To Watching The Met Gala 2023 & Getting A Glimpse At Every Outfit

The biggest day for fashion is upon us once again: the 2023 Met Gala will be held on Monday, May 1. The iconic fundraising event is not only the main source of revenue for the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute, but it also provides the public with valuable insights into fashion history, bold style statements you won't see elsewhere, and even a little bit of celebrity drama to keep you entertained.

The exhibit and corresponding 2023 Met Gala theme has officially been revealed as "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty." The Costume Institute's exhibit will explore the late designer's aesthetics and give insight into his creative work that spanned seven decades. Co-chairs for this year's gala include actor and screenwriter Michaela Coel, actor Penélope Cruz, tennis player Roger Federer, singer Dua Lipa, and, of course, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

If you're interested in witnessing the infamously indulgent affair, you're in luck: the 2023 Met Gala will be live-streamed exclusively by Vogue. Here's everything else you need to know about watching the most glamorous fashion event of the year.

Where to watch the Met Gala 2023

Unlike other major red carpet events that you can find on multiple media outlets, the filming of the Met Gala is strictly controlled by Vogue. If newcomers to the Met Gala are wondering why that is, look no further than the magazine's editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, who has been running the event since 1995. What a legacy!

Fortunately, Vogue's live stream will be available to anyone and everyone who wants to watch. The live stream will be shared on Vogue's website, YouTube channel, and all major social media platforms. The red carpet begins at 6:30 p.m. EST, or 3:30 p.m. PST. Although the event begins fairly early, be prepared for a lengthy viewing experience — at such a high fashion event, the idea of being fashionably late is taken quite literally, especially by the celebs with the biggest names. Everyone wants to steal the show. Hosting the stream will be La La Anthony, Chloe Fineman, and Derek Blasberg.

What to look out for at the 2023 Met Gala

Karl Lagerfeld is best known as the creative director for Chanel and the Karl Lagerfeld brand, but he worked with several other iconic fashion houses, including Balmain, Chloé, and Fendi. Thus, the Met Gala red carpet could feature anything from a Chanel tweed suit to 1950s Balmain couture. Furthermore, Lagerfeld's personal style will likely influence the event — any direct Lagerfeld send-ups will likely include starched collars and big sunglasses, so mark those down on your Met Gala bingo card. 

Lagerfeld also had a reputation for provocative and offensive opinions, such as his opposition to the #MeToo movement shortly before his death. This sets up the 2023 Met Gala to be an interesting and potentially controversial public stage for exploring the nuance between an undeniably impressive body of aesthetic work and the problematic figure who produced it.

Keep an eye on the event attendees as well. Met Gala invitations are highly coveted in the celebrity world, and even the biggest names sometimes don't make the cut (despite the rumors, Kim Kardashian insists she will be attending). For this reason, the Met Gala guest list is a useful indicator of who will be a relevant style influencer in the coming year. So, get your popcorn ready because the 2023 Met Gala might be one of the most fascinating forays in recent memory, and we at Glam will be covering the event's highlights.