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Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman To Co-host Met Gala 2021: Everything To Know

Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman To Co-host Met Gala 2021: Everything To Know

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Billie Eilish poses at the 2021 Grammy's

Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish is one of a handful of young high-profile celebs co-chairing this year's Met Gala. 


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For the second May in a row, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Met Gala will skip the red carpet rollout and celebrities gracing the museum steps. But you can still expect to see some iconic looks at an "intimate gala" in September to kick off a two-part exhibit by the Met's Costume Institute. This year, the exhibit will touch on sociopolitical topics including body inclusivity and gender fluidity, 날리 according to organizers.

Here's everything to know about how "fashion's biggest night out" is once again adapting to the a website pandemic. 

What is the Met Gala?

The Met Gala is a fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. It's organized by Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, and typically is timed to coincide with the opening of the museum's annual fashion exhibition. Many top Hollywood stars, fashion moguls and creatives flock to the event each year, which kicks off with a a website red carpet arrival. Past Met Galas have given us iconic looks like Princess Diana's 1996 navy Dior slip dress and Rihanna's 2015 Guo Pei yellow gown with a massive train.

Each year, attendees base their outfits on the exhibit's theme. In 2019, for instance, the Met Gala theme was "Camp: Notes on Fashion," which surrounded the idea of "love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration," Vogue reported. Guests dressed in everything from a chandelier to feathers and wings. In 2018, the theme was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination." Invitees donned veils, capes and even nativity scene headpieces. Needless to say, the themes are very much open to interpretation. 

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