Billie Eilish will make her Met Gala debut on September 13, and she will do it in a big way. The singer will act as a co-chair for the iconic benefit event, alongside fellow Gen Z Timothée Chalamet, Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gorman. Here's what both four stars' job will entails, and why the 19-year-old singer was selected for it.
According to Vogue, when it broke the news back in May about Billie Eilish becoming the youngest Met Gala co-chair in history, there were a few characteristics that made her the ideal candidate for the job, her “willingness to embrace an aesthetic as innovative as her music has pushed emerging brands into the limelight and challenged old rules about how a pop star should dress.”
But, what will she do exactly at the Met Gala? Well, as per what the British edition of Vogue once explained, past co-chairs like Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Donatella Versace, have taken the stage during the famed Met Gala Dinner. The outlet also revealed that co-chairs help with the guest list, food, decor and the “general feel of the evening.”
That being said, and taking a glimpse at the “essence” of the list, it is safe to say that undoubtedly the Met Gala will be injected with new blood, and it will give an interesting insight about what the Gen Z is all about in terms of look and feel.
The theme for the 2021 Met Gala, which comes after the canceled 2020 Gala, is “America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” The A-list event will also have honorary chairs for the evening, including designer Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. A spokeperson for The Met confirmed to People magazine that “currently, all attendees at The Met Gala on September 13 must provide proof of full vaccination and will also be expected to wear masks indoors except when eating or drinking.” Of course, they also noted that they would update their safety guidelines had they need to at the time of the event.
The museum's new exhibition will include a series of events celebrating American fashion. Part one, titled In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, will debut on September 18, 2021 and run through September 5, 2022. Its intention is to “celebrate The Costume Institute's 75th anniversary and explore a modern vocabulary of American Fashion,” according to a press release.
There will be a part two, called “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” which will open on May 5, 2022 and “will explore the development of American fashion by presenting narratives that relate to the complex and layered histories of those spaces.” This one will also close on September 5, 2022.