After being postponed due to the pandemic, the Met Gala is finally returning this year.
The grand fashion event will be held on September 13, 2021, with co-chairs Timothee Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, and Naomi Osaka and honorary chairs Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri, and Anna Wintour.
The dress code for the event has been revealed. According to Vogue, the theme for this year’s red carpet is “American Independence”.
“After an isolating and challenging year, we are celebrating a newfound sense of freedom: to gather, to travel, and to get utterly dressed to the nines—or better yet, into the double digits,” the outlet wrote, explaining the dress code.
While celebrities will get the opportunity to walk the prestigious red carpet, the Met Ball will likely be “a smaller, more intimate celebration” for the opening of the costume institute’s next exhibition.
Celebs may reportedly don designs from fashion icons like Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta, besides Andre Walker, LaQuan Smith, and Kerby Jean-Raymond. “The most exciting part is that the dress code is meant for fashion rebels and rule breakers,” the fashion magazine further mentioned.
The institute will unveil a two-part exhibition. Part one, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” will open in the Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18, 2021, and will remain on display when “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” opens on May 5, 2022, in the period rooms of the American Wing. Both the shows will run through September 5, 2022.