Meet this year’s Met Gala co-chairs
Billie Eilish, Timothée Chalamet, Amanda Gorman, and Naomi Osaka will all walk the coveted Met Museum steps at the annual fundraiser.
Gen Z will intersect with fashion on September 13 when the Met Gala returns to New York City after a pandemic-induced hiatus. This year’s theme is “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” and will pay homage to American fashion. Vogue has named four co-chairs to host the event: Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, and Naomi Osaka. Keep reading to learn more about these trendsetting stars.
From red carpet fashion moments to his everyday looks, this Oscar-nominated actor is known for taking risks when it comes to his wardrobe. Amazingly enough, he chooses his outfits without the help of a stylist. Timothée has an affinity for unconventional prints and accessories (a moment for the sparkly black harness he wore at the Golden Globe Awards). His mix of street style and feminine suiting usually gets him on the best-dressed list. We can only imagine the kind of menswear trends he’ll set when he arrives at the Met Gala this fall.
In what continues to be an exciting year for the 19-year-old musician, Billie will be the youngest person to serve as a co-chair in the Met Gala’s history. The event will also occur less than two months after the release of her sophomore album, Happier Than Ever. While she’s been known for her signature baggy clothing and neon green roots, Billie surprised everyone when she posted photos of herself with bleached hair in March. Her new look was taken a step further on her June 2021 British Vogue cover, where she poses in custom corsets and talked about feeling empowered in her skin.
After wowing the world with her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration earlier this year, Amanda Gorman simultaneously became a fashion icon in her bright yellow coat and red padded headband. Since then, she has been on the cover of Vogue, recited poetry at the Super Bowl, published her inaugural poem, and is publishing another book later this year. Amanda revealed to Vogue that her fashion sense is influenced by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, Maya Angelou, and Michelle Obama.
Four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka has been a Vogue covergirl and recently landed a brand ambassadorship with fashion house Louis Vuitton. She proudly owns her Japanese, Haitian, and American culture, making her style on and off the court widely admired. “My style really depends on what I see,” Naomi told Vogue in her cover story. “I went to Haiti recently, so I’m really into bright colors right now, flowy skirts, and ruffles.” Naomi celebrated the news with an Instagram post, captioning it, “oh we lit,” while manifesting a Rihanna appearance at the fashion event.