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Taylor Swift hosts the 2016 Met Gala and more from fashion’s biggest party

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An exceptionally glittering crowd—from Beyoncé to Alicia Vikander, from Idris Elba to the Weeknd—gathered at the Met to celebrate the Costume Institute’s “Manus x Machina” exhibition in high style.

At the gala to celebrate the Costume Institute’s “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” silver was the new black: Witness cochair Taylor Swift inVuitton’s rah-rah ruffles, Cindy Crawford in her gleaming Balmain column, or the phalanx of

Madonna says her booty-baring Met Gala outfit was a ”political statement”

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Sarah Jessica Parker isn’t the only star on the defense when it comes to her Met Gala style. Madonna, who is no stranger to delivering some shock value, turned heads on Monday night when she stepped onto the high-fashion event red carpet wearing a revealing black lace ensemble by Riccardo Tisci which exposed her breasts and booty.And now, the singer has taken to social media to explain that her outfit choice wasn’t just for the heck of it. It was to make a statement.

“We have fought and continue to fight for civil rights and gay rights around the world. When it comes to Women’s rights we are still in the dark ages. My dress at the Met Ball was a political statement as well as a fashion statement,” Madonna wrote alongside a photo of herself on Instagram.

Jay Z skips Met Gala 2016: What we know about his distinct absence

Before the 2016 Met Gala even took place, everyone was talking about Beyoncé. She had released Lemonade, an album that is said to be semi-autobiographical, only about a week before, so everyone was wondering whether she would attend the exclusive annual event with Jay Z by her side. Only two years ago Solange Knowles attacked Bey’s husband in the elevator at the same event, sparking rumors of infidelity on the rapper’s part. Once Beyoncé’s explosive lyrics hit the airwaves, people were obsessed with finding out whom “Becky with the good hair” was.  Jay appeared at the opening night of her Formation World Tour concert in Miami, and E! News obtained exclusive pictures of them riding a golf cart backstage, showing that they were still a united front in the wake of the scandalous headlines. So Monday rolled around and everyone anxiously waited for Bey-and-maybe Jay to arrive. Celebrities and their designers walked the multicolored red carpet in their on-theme (or maybe not) ensembles. Eventually the “Sorry” songstress arrived in her latex Givenchy gown and everyone looked on with envy as per usual.

Met Gala Live Stream 2016: Time, Channel, Date And How To Watch Red Carpet Footage

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Coverage of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala starts at 7 p.m. EST on E! News.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala is an exclusive event, but thanks to live-streaming, viewers can feel like they are part of one of the most fabulous nights in fashion. Parts of the Monday night event this year can been seen on television and other moments can be viewed on the internet.

Last year, live-stream footage was available through the Met’s Twitter page and Periscope account. This year, simply download the Periscope app to any Android or iOS phone. Don’t delay, since no time is wasted once the event starts at 7 p.m. EST.

If that doesn’t work, E! News is there to help out. For the first time, the station responsible for “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” will have a presence on the red carpet. Giuliana Rancic will ask celebrities “who” they are wearing, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. EST. The network will also have a pre-show starting at 7 p.m. EST. Make sure to check out “Live From E!” when it streams on Facebook and eonline.com.

The Met also marks the return of “Fashion Police,” which will air Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST. Melissa Rivers, Margaret Cho, Brad Goreski and Rancic will discuss the hits and misses of the 2016 Met Gala.

Every year, the Met Gala changes its theme. For 2016, it is “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” So what exactly does that mean? It’s a mix of machine-made and handmade haute couture fashion.

“Traditionally, the distinction between the haute couture and prêt-à-porter was based on the handmade and the machine-made,” Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute, told Vogue in October. “But recently this distinction has become increasingly blurred as both disciplines have embraced the practices and techniques of the other.”

The Met Gala raises money for the museum and also marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit.

Source: Met Gala Live Stream 2016: Time, Channel, Date And How To Watch Red Carpet Footage | International Business Times