Amanda Gorman and Billie Eilish among picks to co-chair 2021 Met Gala

Amanda Gorman and Billie Eilish among picks to co-chair 2021 Met Gala

The organizers of New York’s famous Met Gala have chosen a slate of young and diverse celebrities as co-chairs in an apparent bid to attract a new generation to the otherwise exclusive social highlight of the fashion year in America. This year’s gala will see poet Amanda Gorman, singer Billie Eilish, actor Timothée Chalamet and tennis star Naomi Osaka as co-chairs. Gorman (23) Eilish (19) Chalamet (26) and Osaka (23) are the youngest ever co-chairs and are part of US Vogue’s ongoing campaign to attract readers from Generation Z. In 2019 Vogue announced the “Vogue Values” editorial mission statement, where 26 international Vogue editors announced they stood for the values of “diversity, responsibility and respect for individuals, communities and for our natural environment”. However, these attempts to align themselves with Gen Z values of diversity and inclusivity come after a period of tumult for US Vogue, which has been edited by Anna Wintour since 1988. Last year former editor-at-large André Leon Talley wrote in his book The Chiffon Trenches that Wintour was: “Immune to anyone other than the powerful and …
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