Naomi Osaka And Amanda Gorman To Deliver More Fashion Moments As Co-Chairs Of The Met Gala
The two women have been named among four celebrities to host the intimate event.
May 03, 2021 at 7:18 pm
Style queens Naomi Osaka and poet Amanda Gorman have been selected as co-chairs of this year’s more diverse and intimate Met Gala.
The women were announced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday as two of the four celebrities to host the in-person red carpet celebration, Variety reported.
American poet and recent Vogue cover star, Gorman, first announced her role in the event by retweeting Vogue's post. She later posted her own announcement with a simple side-by-side picture of herself and the other co-chairs.
“See you soon legends,” her post read.
— Amanda Gorman (@TheAmandaGorman) May 3, 2021
Osaka, 23, quoted Vogue's post saying she was "so excited."
After a year hiatus due to the pandemic, the annual event, which is usually celebrated on the first Monday of May, was rescheduled for Sept. 13.
This year, stars at the event will pay homage to American style and beauty with the theme “American Independence.”
It will celebrate “a newfound sense of freedom,” Vogue reported.
According to Vogue, each of the co-chairs were selected for the role for their ability to embrace their own sense of individuality through fashion.
They “…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.," the article read.
Gorman first attracted the fashion-focused eyes of many with her widely praised Prada ensemble at President Joe Biden’s Inauguration. During that event, Gorman wore earrings that were gifted to her from Oprah, Blavity previously reported. Oprah also bought Maya Angelou's coat and gloves for Gorman to wear. They were same ones Angelou wore during her inaugural poem recitation in 1993.
Osaka's fashionista status through her on- and off-court styles. She styled and shot herself for the March 2021 cover of Glamour. In one of the edgy flicks, Osaka can be seen wearing a sheer black top and blue Louis Vuitton bucket hat.
Also known as fashion’s biggest night, the gala's exhibitions will feature a more diverse range of contemporary designers like, Kerby Jean-Raymond, the founder of Pyer Moss, according to Vogue.
Gen-Z household names, actor Timothée Chalamet and singer Billie Eilish, will also be co-hosting the event alongside the two women. Designer Tom Ford, Vogue's Anna Wintour and Adam Mosseri, the head of the exhibit's title sponsor, Instagram, will serve as the gal’s honorary chairs, according to Vogue.
Five days after the gathering, the museum will host the first show of two-part exhibition to celebrate the Costume Institute's 75th anniversary. Part one is titled, "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion," and part two, which won’t open until May 5, 2022, is titled "In America: An Anthology of Fashion," NBC Los Angeles reported.
In a statement according to Elle, Andrew Bolton, the curator in charge of the Costume Institute, said “Responding to this shift, Part One of the exhibition will establish a modern vocabulary of American fashion based on the expressive qualities of clothing as well as deeper associations with issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Part Two will further investigate the evolving language of American fashion through a series of collaborations with American film directors who will visualize the unfinished stories inherent in The Met’s period rooms.”