With yesterday marking the first Monday in May, the feeling of pathetic fallacy hung in the air as we watched rainy storms fill a day usually dedicated to fashion. Due to Covid restrictions, we are now entering the second year in which May has not played host to the Met Gala. And, while it has been confirmed that the prestigious event will be going ahead in September – the second Monday in September to be exact – many of us still felt the absence of glittering gowns and avante-garde serves this bank holiday. Well, while it may not have been the extravagant event we had all been hoping for, the Met still managed to dominate fashion news yesterday as the event’s organisers took to Instagram to unveil this year’s co-chairs.
It has now been confirmed that Timothée Chalamet and Billie Eilish will join Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gorman as the Met’s cohosts – and, we are living for it. The dreamy collective of young stars will stand alongside honorary chairs Anna Wintour and Tom Ford for the glamourous event set to house an intimate yet coveted array of fashion figures. With the theme set as “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”, it is clear why the Call Me By Your Name star and “Your Power” singer have been picked. Having all rooted their wildly successful careers in America, the four talents have not only dominated their professions in the last few years but have done so with such individualistic flair that they have also earned the title of style icons of a generation.