Style god Timothée Chalamet is officially co-hosting the Met Gala 2021

The actor joins fellow sartorial stunners Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gorman as Met Gala 2021 co-chairs

Timothée Chalamet attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center
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Well isn't this peachy news: Style king Timothée Chalamet is taking on a new hot role, this time as co-chair of the Met Gala 2021. 

Fashion's most-anticipated event is making its much-anticipated reappearance after a year-long hiatus following the coronavirus pandemic. The Met Gala's return will not only be a grand celebration but will feature a lineup of fashion's most influential young influencers as co-chairs who will help Chalamet host the big night. 

The 25-year-old actor will be joined by fellow style icons Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gorman as co-hosts of the fashionable festivities. Vogue editorial director Anna Wintour and designer Tom Ford will also serve as honorary chairs. Though this year's co-chairs may be young in age, they all represent something meaningful to coincide with the theme: individualism.

Timothée Chalamet and the rest of the homegrown co-chairs are fitting for this year's patriotic theme—the Met Gala 2021 will focus on honoring American fashion with a two-part series.

Part one of the series will be titled "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion," which will open on September 18th and will "explore a modern vocabulary" of American fashion, said Max Hollein, the Marina Kellen French director for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in a virtual press presentation. The second part of the series won't debut until May of 2022, but will be a continuation of this theme, titled "In America: An Anthology of Fashion."

It's not a surprise that Timothée Chalamet would be chosen as a Met Gala co-chair. The Oscar nominee has been making a statement in men's fashion ever since his leading role in Call Me By Your Name. 

Breaking away from the traditional mold that leading men are supposed to take on the red carpet, the actor has drawn eyes through his incorporation of street style and avant-garde labels—all, impressively, without the help of a stylist. For Chalamet and his fellow co-chairs, fashion is more than just putting clothes on your body. Instead, it's a further expression of themselves and who they are as a person.

The Dune actor made his co-chair announcement with a series of photos on Instagram. The caption-less post featured five photos including one of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, single shots of his fellow co-chairs, and a selfie of himself to wrap up the announcement. 

This news only adds to the growing anticipation over what historical and jaw-dropping outfits will be debuted when the Met Gala 2021 occurs in September!

Rylee Johnston

Rylee is a U.S. news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life who primarily covers lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. At times, she also reports on beauty, royals, entertainment, health, and travel. The latest fashion and beauty trends, along with any quirky travel destinations are her favorite topics to write about. 

Before coming to woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee originally studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.

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