Get ready for some serious red carpet magic.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Thursday that its 2022 Met Gala co-chairs will be Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The annual style extravaganza will take place on May 2 at the museum, welcoming the hottest faces from the world of Hollywood and fashion.
Miranda was chosen to be one of the co-hosts of the 2020 gala, which was canceled due to the pandemic, and this will mark her first participation in the glittering event.
Lively, Reynolds and King have all attended previous Met Gala, with the former sporting some memorable red carpet looks over the years, including a lavish burgundy Versace dress and studded headpiece in 2018.
This year’s theme is “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” to coincide with the museum’s exhibition of the same name, so expect celebrities to showcase some iconic American designers.
Although the 2021 Met Gala was postponed until September due to the ongoing pandemic, there was no shortage of memorable looks (who could forget Kim Kardashian’s masked dress?).
Just a few months later, we will now be treated to another gala, with the event returning to its traditional “first Monday in May” schedule.
For 2022, Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri and Anna Wintour will continue to serve as honorary co-chairs of the Met Gala, according to the museum.
While fashion aficionados look forward to seeing wild creations on the red carpet each year, the gala also doubles as the Costume Institute’s main source of funding to manage and produce its fabulous exhibits and publications.
Speaking of exhibitions, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” will open at the museum on May 7, following “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”, which premiered after the Met Gala in September 2021.
The show, which runs until September 5, will “explore the foundations of American fashion through a series of tailor-made exhibits,” including 100 pieces of American fashion spanning the 19th to mid-20th centuries.
A special feature of the second part of the museum’s “In America” series will include fashion frames in every room of the exhibit created by eight prominent film directors.
Janicza Bravo, Sofia Coppola, Julie Dash, Tom Ford, Regina King, Martin Scorsese, Autumn de Wilde and Chloé Zhao will create skits with their perspectives on American fashion, providing “a nuanced portrait of American fashion and the people who defined it during this crucial period “.
As for us, we are ready for some pivotal moments on the red carpet at this year’s gala.