Live coverage, which will be streamed on Amazon , Americanvogue.com and the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday May 7.
The hosts will be taking interactive questions posed through Twitter with the topic #metquestions.The event is due to commence at 6.30pm Eastern Standard Time (11.30pm GMT) and last a couple of hours.
Dubbed the 'Oscars of the East Coast', last year's Met Ball soiree at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute attracted the likes of Rihanna, Diane Kruger, Madonna, Beyoncé, Ashley Olsen, Dakota Fanning, Gisele Bündchen, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Gwyneth Paltrow, Frieda Pinto, Jennifer Lopez, Thandie Newton - and that's not mentioning the models and designers who rocked up with their best hair and make-up to showcase their floor-sweeping designer gowns.
This year's gala - to launch 2012's major fashion exhibition: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations - is being co-chaired by actress Carey Mulligan, designer Miuccia Prada, and US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, and the glamorous arrivals are to be aired via live stream for the first time.
The event is due to commence at 6.30pm Eastern Standard Time (11.30pm GMT) and last a couple of hours