Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Met Museum to Live Stream Costume Institute Benefit Red Carpet for First Time‏

Great news for everyone who's waiting as feverishly for this year's Costume Institute Benefit as I am! For the first time in its history, red carpet arrivals at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s renowned Costume Institute Benefit will be live-streamed online Monday, May 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., on the Vogue, Amazon.com/Fashion, and Metropolitan Museum websites. Hosted by Vogue’s William Norwich and Elettra Wiedemann, the broadcast will include interviews with the gala co-chairs, including Carey Mulligan, Miuccia Prada, 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 Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.
The hosts will ask attending celebrities five additional questions chosen from viewer submissions on Twitter (#MetQuestions) during the streaming. Also, Norwich and Wiedemann will give an inside perspective on preparing for the gala that day on the Celebs on Facebook page, www.facebook.com/celebs. Subscribe to their Timelines (facebook.com/elettra.wiedemann and facebook.com/william.norwich), and Like the Celebs on Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/celebs).
The live stream will be available on www.metmuseum.org/metgala, along with information about the exhibition including 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.
The streaming of the event is a collaboration between The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Amazon, and Vogue. The project is generously funded by Amazon, produced by Vogue, and powered by Livestream.
Follow the Met on Facebook.com/MetMuseum and Twitter.com/MetMuseum to join in the conversation about the exhibition and gala benefit. Use #ImpossibleConversatons and #MetGala hashtags on Twitter.