US youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman will co-chair this year’s Met Gala alongside Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish and tennis pro Naomi Osaka, organizer Vogue revealed Monday.
Hosted by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, the annual event serves as a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It is considered one of the most exclusive events in the fashion calendar, with tickets starting at $35,000 each and a tightly controlled, invite-only guest list.
As co-chairs, Chalamet, Eilish, Osaka and Gorman will help host and plan the event alongside Wintour and this year’s honorary chairs, designer Tom Ford and Instagram chief Adam Mosseri. Previous co-chairs have typically performed at the event, meaning Eilish and Gorman, who was thrust into the global spotlight after reading a poem at President Joe Biden’s inauguration earlier this year, may both take to the stage.
The four stars each shared the news on social media, with Gorman posting a four-way split image of the group alongside the caption, “Met Gala here we come,” adding that she was “honored to co-host alongside giants.”
Chalamet and Osaka meanwhile posted images of the Met’s famous stone stairs, where the event’s glamorous red carpet takes place, as well as images of their fellow co-chairs.