Billie Eilish isn’t ready to stop setting records anytime soon as she just clinched the space to co-host the 2021 Met Gala, which will make her the youngest co-chair in the history of the hallowed event.
Vogue gushed about the 19-year-old “Everything I Wanted” hitmaker in their announcement on Monday, saying, “Eilish’s willingness to embrace an aesthetic as innovative as her music has pushed emerging brands into the limelight and challenged old rules about how a pop star should dress.”
The Grammy-winning teen artist will co-host with tennis star Naomi Osaka and both Timothée Chalamet and poet Amanda Gorman.
“Each of the Met’s four co-hosts embodies the defining factor of American style: individualism,” Vogue said while adding that the group has “developed a distinct visual language for their public personas, one that is informed by the legacy of iconic fashion made in the USA.”
Sources previously confirmed that CFDA chairman Tom Ford had been approached for a hosting role. Alongside Anna Wintour and Instagram head Adam Mosseri, Ford is set to serve as an honorary chair.
This year’s glamorous gala will follow an “American Independence” theme. After last year’s Met Gala was canceled due to the pandemic, Vogue postponed the 2021 ball to September 13 in lieu of its typical timing on the first Monday of May.
And since Labor Day falls on the first Monday of September, Vogue is breaking with the first-of-the-month tradition entirely. “Even Anna Wintour can’t change a federal holiday,” an insider said.
The accompanying Met exhibit, featuring clothing from the 18th century to today, will open in two parts. “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” is set to start on September 18, 2021, while part two, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” opens on May 5, 2022.
Returning to Billie Eilish, though 2021 will mark her Met Gala debut, she’s known for making headlines with Vogue.