Metropolitan Museum Announces Live Streaming from Red Carpet of Costume Institute Benefit
Red carpet arrivals at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s renowned Costume Institute Benefit will be live streamed on Monday, May 6, at 7:00 p.m. on the Moda Operandi, Vogue, Samsung, and Metropolitan Museum websites. Hosted by Vogue’s William Norwich and model Hilary Rhoda, the broadcast will include interviews with the gala co-chairs including Rooney Mara, Lauren Santo Domingo, Riccardo Tisci, and Anna Wintour as well as celebrities from the worlds of fashion, film, society, sports, art, business, and music. Special pre-taped segments will be shown on the history of the benefit and on this year’s corresponding exhibition Punk: Chaos to Couture.
The hosts will ask attending celebrities additional questions chosen from submissions via Facebook and Twitter (#MetQuestions) prior to the streaming. Also, Norwich and Rhoda will give an inside perspective on preparing for the gala that day on the Celebs on Facebook page, www.facebook.com/celebs. Follow Norwich on Facebook (www.facebook.com/william.norwich), and Like the Celebs on Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/celebs). Follow them on Twitter and Instagram (@HilaryHRhoda and @williamnorwich).
The live stream will be available on www.metmuseum.org/metgala, along with information about the exhibition including images, video, and curator commentary. ModaOperandi.com, Samsung.com/GalaxyS4/Punk, and Vogue.com will also carry the live stream. In addition, Vogue.com will feature the first look inside the benefit, as well as a video of the musical performance to debut on May 10.
The streaming of the event is a collaboration between The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Moda Operandi, Vogue, and Samsung. The red carpet live stream is supported by Moda Operandi and Samsung, and produced by Vogue.
Follow the Met on www.facebook.com/MetMuseum, www.twitter.com/MetMuseum, and www.Instagram.com/MetMuseum to join in the conversation about the exhibition and gala benefit. Use #PunkFashion and #MetGala hashtags on Twitter and Instagram.
About the Exhibition
The exhibition, Punk: Chaos to Couture, on view May 9–August 14, will examine punk’s legacy, from its birth in the 1970s through its continuing influence of high fashion today. Original punk garments from the mid-1970s will be juxtaposed with recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear have borrowed punk’s visual symbols, with paillettes being replaced with safety pins, feathers with razor blades, and bugle beads with studs. Focusing on the relationship between the punk concept of ‘do-it-yourself’ and the couture concept of ‘made-to-measure,’ the exhibition will be organized around the materials, techniques, and embellishments associated with the anti-establishment style. Presented as an immersive multimedia, multisensory experience, the clothes will be animated with period punk videos and soundscaping audio techniques.
Beyoncé serves as Honorary Chair of the benefit. Co-Chairs are actress Rooney Mara; Lauren Santo Domingo, Co-Founder of Moda Operandi; Riccardo Tisci, Creative Director of Givenchy; and Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue. The benefit is a fundraising event and the main source of annual funding for exhibitions, operations, and capital improvements for The Costume Institute.