Poet and Author Amanda Gorman Has Been Announced as Co-Chair of the 2021 Met Gala
Other than the singer Billie Eilish, Actor Timothée Chalamet, and tennis star Naomi Osaka, poet, and author Amanda Gorman has also been announced to serve as co-chair of the Met Gala this year. The honorary chairs that have been decided are Tom Ford, Anna Wintour, and Adam Mosseri.
The intimate Costume Institute Benefit event will be held on Monday, September 13, with the theme for the exhibition being the celebration of American fashion. The proceeds raised from this fundraiser will essentially be provided to The Costume Institute, which needs resources for exhibitions, acquisitions, publications, operations, and capital improvements.
About Amanda S. C. Gorman:
Amanda is an American activist and poet who focuses her work on issues of important matters such as feminism, oppression, marginalization, and race, including the African diaspora.
She also has the honorary title of becoming the first-ever person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate.
This is a great opportunity because the Met Gala is widely considered the equivalent of the Oscars, in the fashion industry. It was canceled due to the unfortunate effects and health risks brought forth by the Covid-19 pandemic, but now it is returning with some changes and improvements.
Amanda Gorman is going to be one of the hundreds of people attending the event and will contribute to the invitation-only fundraiser along with many other artists.
Another comparison that many people make is that the Met Gala is the Super Bowl of fashion. It is usually held in May, but this year, it will be hosted in September and will not be as large-scale as it generally is.Of course, many celebrities and icons will still be walking down the red carpet adorned in their wonderful clothes and accessories.
The Costume Institute's collection contains over 33,000 objects that represent seven centuries of accessories and fashionable dresses.
She's More Than Just A Poet
Amanda was born in Los Angeles and became the youngest inaugural poet when she spoke at President Joe Biden's inauguration; the twenty-two-year-old recited her poem The Hill We Climb at the event on January 20, 2021.
She was chosen by the First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden to speak at the inauguration.
The multi-talented poet and fashionable trendsetter is also the founder of One Pen One Page, which is a nonprofit organization that empowers and supports the youth to use their voices and promote equality through education. It was founded in 2016 and was inspired by Amanda's mother, who worked as an English teacher at an inner-city school.
She is also the first poet to make it to Vogue magazine's cover page.