The 2021 Met Gala may be one of the most anticipated in history. It was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, so everyone is wondering what’s in store for this year’s event. The Metropolitan Museum of Art revealed in a press release that viewers can expect fashion’s biggest night to have a smaller, more intimate feel this year. Rumor has it the guest list was cut from 600 to 450 attendees, which definitely piqued fans’ curiosity. Which of their favorite celebrities will make the cut? If you’re just as curious about who will walk the red carpet, here's how to watch the 2021 Met Gala.
This year’s Met Gala, which will take place on Monday, Sept. 13, will center around the theme of “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” It’s set to celebrate The Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary and “establish a modern vocabulary of fashion in the United States.” On May 3, the museum announced its annual co-chairs will be singer Billie Eilish, Dune actor Timothée Chalamet, professional tennis player Naomi Osaka, and the award-winning writer Amanda Gorman, meaning they’ll all likely be at the event. Actresses Keke Palmer and Ilana Glazer will also be there interviewing guests on the red carpet.
Although the Met hasn’t shared the full guest list, there are rumors some big names will appear on the red carpet, including Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, and Rihanna, who announced on Sept. 9 she’ll be holding a Met Gala after-party. TikTok star Addison Rae and YouTube sensation Emma Chamberlain may also be in attendance. Fans are also hoping BTS will appear since they’ll reportedly be in New York around the same time as the Met Gala.
Now that you know all the details surrounding the event, here’s how to watch the 2021 Met Gala. Although it won’t air on TV, viewers will be able to watch through Vogue’s official live stream, which will begin on their website and Twitter account on Sept. 13 at 5:30 P.M. ET.
Make sure to put a calendar reminder because this year’s event is one you won’t want to miss!