What to Know About the 2021 Met Gala: Co-Chairs and Theme

The Met Gala is back! Although it couldn’t be held on the traditional first Monday in May, the ball will be happening September 13.

The first Monday in May is a holiday in the fashion industry. The Met Gala is the fashion world’s equivalent to the Oscars, and is even referred to as “fashion’s biggest night out.” 

The Met Ball is an annual fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit.

This star-studded fashion event is known for being an evening when designers, models, and Hollywood stars convene in the year’s most over-the-top looks. After the event was cancelled last year due to COVID-19, the world is eagerly waiting to see what the guests will be wearing on the red carpet.

Here is everything you need to know about this year’s Met Gala.

Co-Chairs Announced

Vogue made a big announcement, finally revealing the co-chairs of the event.

The hosts are musician Billie Eilish, actor Timothée Chalamet, tennis superstar Naomi Osaka, and poet Amanda Gorman. This year’s honorary chairs are designer Tom Ford, Instagram’s Adam Mosseri, and Anna Wintour.

The co-chairs will help bring the annual fashion event back in full force for the first time in over a year.

Theme Revealed

The themes for the 2021 and 2022 Met Gala are set to honor American Fashion with a two-part American Fashion exhibit coming soon. 

Part One, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” will debut in September. It will honor “the Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary and explore a modern vocabulary of American Fashion.” 

In 2022, Part Two, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” will showcase American fashion development.

Things Will Look a Bit Different

Despite the Met Gala returning, things will be different. This year the event will be more “intimate” compared to past years due to the ongoing pandemic. 

According to the Institute’s statement, the In America: A Lexicon of Fashion exhibit will “illustrate a shifting emphasis in American fashion defined by feelings of fear, delight, comfort, anxiety, well-being, loneliness, happiness, belonging, self-reflection, and self-representation among other qualities,”

Details on how many people or who will be attending have yet to be released. 

Who do you hope hits the Met Gala red carpet this year? Drop a comment below and let us know!

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