Published: Tue, May 08, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Taxpayers Are Subsidizing the Lavish Met Gala

Taxpayers Are Subsidizing the Lavish Met Gala

The Costume Institute's head curator, the brilliant Andrew Bolton - now Wendy Yu Curator in Charge - has chosen the theme of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, for his annual blockbuster exhibition this year, which gives ample room for extravagant, baroque dress-up with, no doubt, many Madonnas, vestment-style robes, cherubs and angelic apparitions in the mix. 2015: China: Through the Looking Glass3. Digitally, fans can catch a live stream of the night from the network featuring Paper Magazine's Drew Elliott and fashion expert Tiffany Reid. A live dispatch is available on E!

So it's fair to say that whatever Madonna wears for the Met Gala is going to be nothing short of spectacular.

At the 2017 event celebrating "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between", the Off-White founder and artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear took a fashion risk by wearing sneakers on the famed carpet.

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"Among the world's most preeminent fashion events, The Met Gala brings together the very best of art and fashion", said Getty Images Global Vice President of Entertainment, Kirstin Benson. This will be done live from 30 Rockefeller Center. E! Rihanna, who had been in the music industry for a few years at this time made her first appearance at the Met Gala. News correspondent Zuri Hall will also be on hand on the red carpet to talk to the celebs as they arrive and get the scoop on their looks. News, beginning at 6 p.m. EDT. There will also be coverage on "Daily Pop" at 12 p.m. EDT and "Live From E!" at 2 p.m. EDT as well.

Traditionally held on the first Monday in May, the evening brings together the biggest names in entertainment, fashion and politics for one night of revelry in NY, which this year unfolds on May 7. Organized by Anna Wintour, Vogue's editor-in-chief, it is an exclusive event, with only 550 people invited.

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