Vogue Announces a Live Stream of the Metropolitan Costume Gala

The Metropolitan Costume Gala has been called the Oscars of the East Coast.  But unlike the Oscars, there’s been no telecasts  In the past bloggers like yours truly have covered the event via live Tweeting of pictures discussing what celebrities are wearing what designers.  Well, that’s about to change.  The Gala is about to go social. Save the date fashion lovers, because on May 7 at 6:30 pm EST/3:30 pm PST, Amazon.com/Fashion, Vogue.com and Metmuseum.org/metgala will live stream the red carpet arrivals hosted by model Elettra Wiedemann (Ingrid Bergman’s granddaughter) and Vogue‘s William Norwich from 6:30 to 8:30 (EST). My spies tell me we can expect to see  interviews with the Gala’s co-chairs Carey MulliganMiuccia Prada and Anna Wintour (as well as various celebrities) as they run the paparazzi gauntlet known as the red carpet before passing into the Museum’s newest exhibit, “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.  What I wouldn’t give to see that exhibit in person!

Perhaps even more exciting than the live stream of the event, is the opportunity for social sharing.  Viewers  will be able to ask questions  via Twitter to Ms. Wiedemann and Mr. Norwich using hashtag #metquestions. Follow me  on Twitter @Recessionista for live Tweeting with that hashtag as we discuss the fashions.    Facebook will also be joining in with a streaming show of the attendees as they prepare for the Gala at Facebook.com/celebs.  

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