This morning we read an exciting piece of news in WWD: For the first time ever, the red carpet arrivals at the Costume Institue Gala will be broadcasted via live-stream!
The Gala, held annually and the Metropolitan Museum of Art here in NYC, attracts all the biggest players of the fashion industry as well as some of the world's most stylish starts, which means the red carpet is a visual feast for the fashion obsessed. Viewers can tune in live starting at 6:30 PM (EST) on May 7th, to Amazon.com, Vogue.com or Metmuseum.org to watch the show – and will be able to live tweet questions to the hosts (William Norwich and Elettra Wiedmann) using the hashtag #metquestions.
So what does this mean to fashion bloggers?
- You get a front row seat to fashion's biggest night (let's face it, that's just cool!)
- You have an amazing opportunity to interact with the start on the red carpet using the #metquestiosn hashtag.
- Think of the twitter networking you can do! Live tweet the event (you can be sure we'll be there!) and connect with other bloggers and brands who are chatting about it.
- Use the looks (screen shot away!) for blog post inspirations – they'll be lost of post even searches for photos of the looks, take advantage of that and get people to look at them on your blog!
And just for fun – here are our favorite looks from the 2011 Gala…
(images via Huffington Post)