The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute really know how to spoil us since surely they know that we really missed the MET Gala last year, and as the world is getting vaccinated it has been revealed that the most iconic fashion event is coming back and with huge names under its wing.
The 'party of the year' has announced its co-hosts and if we were already excited, we need to grab a chair right now. Musician Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman, actor Timothée Chalamet and tennis star Naomi Osaka are set to co-chair the event which is coming back in September 2021. Honorary chairs for the evening will be designer Tom Ford, Instagram’s Adam Mosseri, and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Last year we missed the opportunity to see as co-chairs Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Emma Stone, but it was postponed and then, sadly canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"Each of the night’s co-hosts has made their mark on fashion. After breaking the leading man mold with his performance in Call Me By Your Name, Chalamet has become the most influential man in fashion," a press release announcing the news states. "His unexpected mix of streetwear, lack of a stylist, and embrace of Avant-garde labels setting him apart from his peers. Likewise, Eilish’s 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."
"Though she was born in Japan, tennis champ Osaka’s formative years were spent stateside, racking up titles and developing an irreverent sense of style. The striking, colorful pieces she favors on and off the court turned her into a designer muse and one of the best-dressed athletes around," the statement continues. "Of the group, poet and Vogue cover star, Amanda Gorman is the latest to become a household name, but in her short time in the spotlight, she’s cultivated a look powerful enough to match her words."
Also, it was revealed that the 2021 and 2022 MET Galas will both be linked and themed about America. The 2021 event is titled "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" while the 2022 Met Gala will be titled 'In America: An Anthology of Fashion.' The over-the-top event known for its extravaganza, famous faces on the red carpet, and astonishing fashion designs serve as fundraising for the benefit of Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. 2021 Met Gala "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" is scheduled to open on September 18th while the 2021 Met Gala 'In America: An Anthology of Fashion.' is set to open on May 5th, 2022