After taking a year off because of the pandemic, the Met Gala, the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s Costume Institute fundraising event, will return as a two-part red carpet and exhibit. Titled “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” part one will take place on September 18, 2021 while part two, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” will open on May 5, 2022. Guest invite describe the dress code as “American independence.” Normally the Met Gala takes place annually on the first Monday in May.
In addition to timing, the organization has announced actor Timothée Chalamet, music creative Billie Eilish, writer Amanda Gorman, and tennis player Naomi Osaka have been tapped as co-chairs of the event. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Tom Ford and head of Instagram Adam Mosseri will hold the roll of honorary chairs.
Weighing in on the role on Instagram, Osaka wrote, “oh we lit,” and added in the comments, “And yes I’m trying to manifest Rihanna.”
As curated by the Costume Institute’s Andrew Bolton and Wendy Yu, the September exhibit will feature designs from Christopher John Rogers, Sterling Ruby, Conner Ives, Prabal Gurung, and Andre Walker, among others.
While there’s been a lot of speculation, as of now, nobody on the guest list has been confirmed.