Written by Megan C. Hills, NCS

US youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman will co-chair this yr’s Met Gala alongside Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish and tennis professional Naomi Osaka, organizer Vogue revealed Monday.
The announcement follows information that the star-studded occasion, which is historically held in May, will return this September after being canceled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hosted by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, the annual occasion serves as a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It is taken into account one of the crucial unique occasions within the style calendar, with tickets beginning at $35,000 every and a tightly managed, invite-only visitor record.

As co-chairs, Chalamet, Eilish, Osaka and Gorman will assist host and plan the occasion alongside Wintour and this yr’s honorary chairs, designer Tom Ford and Instagram chief Adam Mosseri. Previous co-chairs have usually carried out on the occasion, which means Eilish and Gorman, who was thrust into the worldwide highlight after studying a poem at President Joe Biden’s inauguration earlier this yr, could each take to the stage.

The 4 stars every shared the information on social media, with Gorman posting a four-way break up picture of the group alongside the caption, “Met Gala here we come,” including that she was “honored to co-host alongside giants.”

Chalamet and Osaka in the meantime posted pictures of the Met’s well-known stone stairs, the place the occasion’s glamorous purple carpet takes place, in addition to pictures of their fellow co-chairs.

Eilish, who was just lately revealed as British Vogue’s June cowl star and is the youngest individual ever to chair the annual fundraiser, posted an Instagram story with the message: “I’m a co-chair at the 2021 Met Gala AHHHHHH.”

The Met Gala is historically themed across the Costume Institute’s new exhibition, with September’s occasion pegged to “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” the primary installment of a two-part exhibition present on American style. The night profit will then return in May for half two, titled “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.”

Vogue said in an announcement that the 4 co-chairs all embodied “the defining factor of American style: individualism.”

Chalamet and Eilish are often known as two of Hollywood’s most enjoyable purple carpet fixtures. i who famously has no stylist, is famend for his modern mixture of avant-garde go well with designs and streetwear, whereas Eilish’s outsized aesthetic has made her one among pop’s most talked-about type icons.

And although Gorman and Osaka made their names for poetry and tennis respectively, each have attracted consideration within the style world.

After carrying Prada to the presidential inauguration, Gorman was signed by famend company IMG Models and made historical past as the primary poet to star on the quilt of US Vogue. Osaka, who like earlier Met Gala co-chair Serena Williams is understood for her on-court style, was in the meantime announced as a Louis Vuitton model ambassador earlier this yr.

The September occasion will mark the primary time that both Chalamet, Gorman, Eilish or Osaka has appeared on the Met Gala.

Last yr’s version of the fundraiser was canceled in May 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, although celebrities marked the occasion on social media by recreating earlier outfits or previewing what they’d have worn. The occasion stays an important supply of funding for the Met’s Costume Institute and raised $15 million in 2019, in accordance to the New York Times.


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