Met Gala 2023 live updates: Get set for fashion's big night

The Met Gala is happening on the first Monday in May.

The Associated Press is providing real-time updates on the event.

The theme for this year's Met Gala is Karl Lagerfeld, a late fashion designer.

Lagerfeld's selection as the theme is controversial due to his polemical comments on various topics.

AP Entertainment Writer Leanne Italie will be anchoring the coverage.

The Met Gala is themed around the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new exhibit, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.”

The guest list for the event is heavily guarded.

AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck will be reporting from inside the event.

AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck will be reporting from inside the event.

The event can be watched via a livestream on Vogue.com.

AP will be providing a livestream of departures from the Mark Hotel, where many stars get ready for the gala.