When Is the Met Gala This Year and Who Are the Co-Chairs?
Fans of celebrity style usually have the annual Met Gala to look forward to. Unfortunately, the 2020 Met Gala was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the 2021 Met Gala is different than others in the past for one specific reason. Today, Vogue announced when the next big fashion event will be, and who the coveted co-chairs of the gala will be as well. Here’s what you need to know about the next Met Gala.
Who the last co-chairs at the Met Gala were in 2019
The last Met Gala was in 2019. Serena Williams, Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, and Alessandro Michele joined Vogue editor Anna Wintour to lead the biggest night in fashion together. The theme was Camp: Notes on Fashion, inspired by Susan Sontag’s essay, “Notes on ‘Camp,'” published in 1964.
People came to the gala adorned in over-the-top outfits. Lady Gaga’s outfit even featured a choreographed scene on the red carpet. Celebrities attended the event in their finest and campiest ensembles, and fashion fans ate it all up.
But what’s to come in 2021?
This is how the next Met Gala date is different than others in the past
While the event’s standard date is the first Monday in May, that will not be the case in 2021. While May 3 is the first Monday in May 2021, Vogue did share an important announcement on the date to commemorate the usual night of the event.
The magazine announced that instead of being hosted on May 3, 2021, the Met Gala will actually take place on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. The dress code will be “American Indepedence.”
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will open its exhibit, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” alongside the gala.
Who will be the co-chairs of the event?
These are the co-chairs of the Met Gala in 2021
Vogue shared that the co-chairs will be four Generation Z stars: Amanda Gorman, Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka, and Timothée Chalamet. All of the co-chairs will be 25 years old and younger at the time of the September event.
“Each of the Met’s four co-hosts embodies the defining factor of American style: individualism,” the Vogue announcement included. “They may approach the concept differently, but their shared passion for expressing themselves through clothing connects with the exhibition’s theme. Chalamet, Eilish, Osaka, and Gorman have all developed a distinct visual language for their public personas, one that is informed by the legacy of iconic fashion made in the U.S.A.”
Gorman rose to fame at President Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day event in January 2021. She captured global audiences with her inspired poetry reading and fashion-forward style. Eilish is a Grammy-winning singer. Osaka is the currently-reigning US Open champion, and Chalamet is a movie star who won hearts in 2017’s “Call Me By Your Name.”
Gorman shared the news by posting a picture of the four future co-chairs. “See you soon legends,” she tweeted alongside the photo.
The poet and singer have current connections to the Vogue brand. Gorman is the May cover star for Vogue, while Eilish is the May cover star for British Vogue.
We can’t wait to see what kind of looks the co-chairs will pull together for the unprecedented September event.