Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka have been selected as co-chairs for the upcoming Met Gala. Gorman and Osaka will alongside Billie Eilish and Timothé Chalamet to bring the fashion-forward event to life. Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri and Anna Wintour will also work as honorary chairs.
Up until this year, only seven Black stars have led the Met Gala. This short list includes Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, Patrick Robinson, Serena Williams and Idris Elba. At just 23 years old, Osaka and Gorman are certainly the youngest, Black co-chairs to work the gala.
Despite only being in the public eye for such as short time, the two have certainly left their mark. Poet Amanda Gorman has performed at the 59th Presidential Inauguration and Super Bowl LV. Not to mention, she's sat down for interviews with Michelle Obama and published her own book. In the world of fashion, she's also made headway as the first poet to grace the cover of Vogue and the latest addition to IMG Models.
"Met Gala, here we come! [I'm] honored to co-host alongside giants," Gorman wrote on Instagram after she was selected as a co-chair.
Much like Gorman, Osaka has graced the cover of Vogue and signed a deal with IMG Models. Adding on, she recently invested in Sweetgreen, expanded her philanthropic partnership with Nike and launched her own swimwear line. Not to mention, she won her second Australian Open title earlier this year.
After taking last year off, the Met Gala will return to the Metropolitan Museum in New York, New York on September 13. The event will "celebrate The Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary and explore a modern vocabulary of American fashion."
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