Met Gala 2018: What You Need To Know

BY Amy de Klerk / May 3 2018 / 15:07 PM

The timings, the hosts and the guestlist

Met Gala 2018: What You Need To Know

The 2018 Met Gala will take place on Monday 7 May at its usual location at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The event – which first began back in 1948 after it was founded by publicist Eleanor Lambert – is now one of the most glamorous on the A-list calendar and often dubbed 'the Oscars of fashion'.

With only a few months to go until the red carpet is rolled out and with the theme already revealed, we are rounding up everything we have gleaned so far about the biggest night on the fashion calendar. Here's what you need to know...

When is it?
The Met Gala always takes place on the first Monday in May (which is why the documentary on it took this name), falling this year on 7 May.

With the event taking place in the evening in New York, we should expect to start seeing pictures of all the glamorous ensembles in the early hours of the morning in the UAE.

Teen Vogue reports that E! will be live streaming their coverage of red carpet arrivals from their Live From The Red Carpet show, beginning at 6.30pm ET until 9pm, which is 2.30am until 5am our time.

Who is hosting?
This year will see Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Donatella Versace co-hosting the gala so we can definitely expect these fashion favourites to be in attendance. This year will be the first time that Clooney has hosted and the 2018 Met Gala marks it's 70th anniversary. In 2017, it was co-chaired by Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams.

Who will be there?
While we won't know until the night which designer is dressing which A-lister, all the biggest names in fashion will likely be there. From supermodels to Oscar-winning film stars, pop sensations and even reality TV faces, everyone who's anyone will be at the ball.

Adapted from Harper's Bazaar UK