Bad Bunny, Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, and Chris Hemsworth Named as Met Gala Co-Hosts

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Thursday that showbiz luminaries Bad Bunny, Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, and Chris Hemsworth will serve as co-hosts for this year’s highly anticipated Met Gala.

Joining forces with Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour, the quartet will oversee the prestigious event scheduled for May 6, a cornerstone of New York’s social scene.

The Met Gala, renowned for showcasing the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry, marks the unveiling of the annual exhibit at the Met’s Costume Institute. Attendees, adorned in extravagant attire, will traverse the museum, embodying the theme of “The Garden of Time.” This theme draws inspiration from J.G. Ballard’s 1962 short story, exploring the fleeting essence of beauty.

In alignment with the gala’s theme, the exhibit “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” will spotlight delicate pieces from the Costume Institute’s extensive collection, symbolically linked to nature. Scheduled for public viewing from May 10 to September 2, the exhibit promises to captivate audiences with its thematic resonance.

The Met Gala serves as a crucial fundraiser for the Costume Institute, supporting its exhibitions and acquisitions. Originating in 1948 as an event exclusive to New York’s elite, the gala underwent a transformation under Wintour’s stewardship in the 1990s, evolving into a global fashion spectacle.

In the age of social media, the Met Gala has transcended its origins, becoming a digital phenomenon. Co-sponsored by TikTok, both the gala and its accompanying exhibit promise to captivate audiences worldwide, reaffirming their status as cultural touchstones.