Actor Timothée Chalamet and singer-songwriter Billie Eilish will co-chair this year’s Met Gala with tennis champion Naomi Osaka and poet Amanda Gorman, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today. The event is scheduled for Monday, September 13, pending guidance from the Covid government.
The Met Gala, the annual celebrity and fashionista show in New York City, will return live and in person this year to launch a two-part exhibition on American fashion, one of which will include the participation of various film directors in the staging of the exhibition. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Each part of the exhibition – one opening this fall, the other next spring – will receive its own gala: the September 13 gala will be a smaller-scale event with Covid protocols and will launch “In America: A Lexicon of mode, »Opening September 18. This part of the exhibit will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the museum’s Costume Institute and, according to the museum, “will explore a modern vocabulary of American fashion.”
Next spring’s gala, which is expected to be on a larger scale than past galas, is scheduled for May 2, 2022, with the launch of the second part of the exhibition titled “In America: A Fashion Anthology,” opening May 5. Both parts of the exhibition will close on September 5, 2022.
In addition to Chalamet, Eilish, Osaka and Gorman as co-chairs, the Met nominated Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri and Anna Wintour as honorary chairs for the evening.