Other co-chairs include Timothée Chalamet, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka.
Billie Eilish will serve as one of the co-chairs of the 2021 Met Gala alongside actor Timothée Chalamet, inauguration poet Amanda Gorman and tennis phenom Naomi Osaka. The youthquake slate of hosts will preside over the physical return of the annual fashion bonanza after its 2020 edition was shelved due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With "American Independence" as its theme, the news of 19-year-old Eilish's duties arrived just days after the singer known for her baggy style blew minds with a high-glam cover shoot for British Vogue. Eilish admitted in that accompanying interview that she's never done "anything in this realm at all," seemingly in reference to the "old-timey pin-up look" she rocked in the photos from the shoot.
"This year’s Met ball will be a smaller, more intimate celebration for the opening of the Costume Institute’s next exhibition, 'In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,'" read the announcement from Vogue about the dress code for this year's event. After skipping the famed red carpet portion of last year's gala -- the accompanying exhibition still opened at the Met last year -- this year's celebration will be in two acts.