Fashion icons and celebrities from across the globe will be getting dressed to the nines as they prepare for the biggest night in the fashion industry. 

The 2023 Met Gala is hosted by Vogue and takes place on the first Monday in May with a new theme. 

The night promises to present spectacular outfits, iconic pop culture moments and no doubt some fashion failures too. 

Although the Met Gala takes place in New York City, the event is popular worldwide and if you can watch part of the event from the UK, here is everything you need to know from the theme, guest list and how to watch. 

What is the Met Gala?

The Met Gala is also known as the Costume Institute Benefit or the Met Ball and is simply a luxurious charity event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. 

It first started back in 1948 as a simple dinner founded by fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert. 

But it later became the gala by former US Vogue editor Diana Vreeland and is now in the hands of the current editor Anna Wintour who has led the magazine since 1995. 

The fundraiser marks the opening of the Costume Institute's exhibitions that open to the public after the gala. 

Every year the event raises millions by selling tickets that cost nearly £35,000 or an entire table for between £200,000 to £300,000.

When is the Met Gala 2023? 

The Gala takes place every year on the first Monday of May with this year being held on May 1. 

Due to the pandemic, in recent years it was cancelled or changed to a later month like in 2021 when it took place in September. 

What is the Met Gala theme 2023?

The theme for the 2023 Met Gala is Karl Lagerfeld and works alongside the opening of the Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty exhibit.

Lagerfeld was a designer best known for his work as the creative director of Chanel and Fendi. 

When the theme of the gala was announced, Max Hollein, Marina Kellen French director of the Met Museum said: "Karl Lagerfeld was one of the most captivating, prolific, and recognizable forces in fashion and culture, known as much for his extraordinary designs and tireless creative output as for his legendary persona."

Who are the 2023 Met Gala hosts?

Although the guest list is never revealed until they arrive on the red carpet, a-listers including, Dua Lipa, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer and Michaela Coel are expected to attend. 

How to watch the 2023 Met Gala red carpet in the UK?

Vogue will be hosting the live stream for the event to see all the A-lister's red carpet arrival and exclusive interviews. 

Along with Vogue's live stream E! will be streaming the carpet starting at 11pm GMT.