Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gorman: The Met Gala Co-Chairs of Our Dreams
We thought it couldn't get better after Harry Styles in 2019, but the 2021 Met Gala is already our favorite.
The Met Gala hosts were just announced and they're a Gen Z dream: Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gorman.
In any other year, the Met Gala would be held on the first Monday of May, but these are unprecedented times. Given that the gala was cancelled in 2020 and that the pandemic still rages on, there were doubts that 2021 would deliver a Met Ball. However, though delayed, the 2021 Met Gala will be held in September after (a potentially in person) New York Fashion Week.
However, to honor The First Monday of May in some way, Vogue Magazine announced the Met Gala chairs and co-chairs on Monday May 3rd, saying: "Gen Z superstars Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gorman will serve as co-chairs, while Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri, and Anna Wintour comprise the evening's honorary chairs."
Each of the slated co-chairs has made distinct impressions on both their industries and the fashion world.
Timothée Chalamet is fashion's dream boy as much as he is everyone else's. The 25 year old star has been Hollywood's golden boy since his Academy Award nomination for his starring role in Call Me By Your Name (2017) and has consistently brought a blend of streetwear and high fashion to the red carpet ever since. With no stylist, he's forged relationships with designers on his own, resulting in an impressive array of iconic looks that play with color, shape, and gender expectations.
While we're eagerly awaiting his outfit choice for the night, the real question is: mustache or no mustache?
Naomi Osaka is the newest star of the tennis world, captivating audiences beyond the sport with more than just her athletic talent. From viral moments like rescuing a butterfly in the middle of the Australian open (which had us wondering if she was a real life Disney Princess) to using her platform to speak about issues like systemic oppression, Osaka is … just literally perfect? We'd be happy to see her doing anything, so watching her co-chair the Met will undoubtedly be a delight.
Her style has been noted on and off the court for her striking use of color and her signature sartorial irreverence. Osaka is not the first tennis superstar to act as a co-host — Serena Williams held the post for the last Met Ball in 2019 alongside Harry Styles and Lady Gaga, which are not bad footsteps to follow in. Naomi commemorated the announcement on Instagram with a slideshow of pictures of her co-chairs, the museum and ... Rihanna, with the caption, "oh we lit". We can't blame her.
Billie Eilish has been an instant icon in fashion for her streetwear-inspired oversized silhouettes and her unapologetic disavowal of what a young, female pop star should dress and look like. Experimenting with everything from her hair — which has been green, silver, black, and seemingly every color between — to bold prints and layers of jewelry, Eilish has become the face of experimental, daring fashion.
Her recent album announcement for Happier Than Ever has come with a completely new look to usher in her new era of music. Eilish debuted a blonde bombshell, pin-up inspired aesthetic on the cover of British Vogue, where she talked about being taken advantage of as a minor (which she revealed in her achingly gorgeous new track "My Power") and the hypersexualization of young girls in the industry. Eilish's new era seems to be one of taking control of her image and sexuality in a new way and on her own terms, and we love to see it.
Amanda Gorman is the newest star on the list, but has become a household name in her short time in the spotlight. The Inaugural Poet quickly became a star after performing her poem "The Hill We Climb" at Biden's Inauguration, which led to a spot at the Super Bowl and a deal with IMG.
The 23-year-old poet is focused on using her newfound fame to spotlight Blackness and on being a face for representation. She was recently on the cover of Vogue wearing an African-inspired printed dress by Off-White designer Virgil Abloh for the May 2021 issue of the magazine.
Her Prada headband and yellow coat were the fashion highlight of the Inauguration, and every one of her looks since then has proven her worthy of the Met Gala.
After the announcement, Gorman tweeted at the other co-hosts what we're all thinking: "See you soon legends."
See you soon legends @RealChalamet @naomiosaka @billieeilish https://t.co/DmZkXcW7DO— Amanda Gorman (@Amanda Gorman)1620057866.0
This year's event will undoubtedly be smaller and more intimate (read: exclusive), but the co-chairs make us excited to see how the event embraces and influences the post-pandemic era of fashion and culture.
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A film about the end of the world? It's hitting a little too close to home right now
If Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio warned you the world was ending, would you listen?
Considering the fact that Leo has been crusading about the environment for years — okay, Climate Crisis King — between switching out his various 20-year old girlfriends and not much has changed, the answer is probably no.
This question is the (kind of) fictional scenario that serves as the plot to Adam McKay's Don't Look Up, a satirical, dark comedy which kind of hits a little too close to home. The new Netflix teaser trailer makes that abundantly clear.
Experience the be all, end all movie event of the year starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and Meryl Str… https://t.co/52YlS1FnjG— Netflix (@Netflix)1631109601.0
The movie is about the end of the world. Most films in the "apocalyptic" genre fall into one of four categories: psychological thriller filmed in bad lighting; blockbuster summer action film featuring lots of explosions and the latest Hollywood heartthrob playing a character whose defining traits are loyalty and guns; slapstick comedy with a goofy but lovable set of underdogs as the heroes; or the classic fantasy horror film where zombies or some other monster beget the end.
Don't Look Up is in a league of its own.
The film follows two low level astronomers — Leonardo DiCaprio sporting an atrocious beard and Jennifer Lawrence sporting atrocious bangs — as they find out a comet is heading straight to earth. But instead of chaos and action ensuing when they warn the President — played by Meryl Streep with Jonah Hill as her son … who is also Chief of Staff — absolutely nothing happens and no one believes them.
Like Anthony Fauci or Al Gore, the pair are faced with trying to convince everyone they're in danger while Leo has panic attacks in the bathroom and JLaw — relatable as ever — anxiously drinks glass after glass of wine.
Known for his work on Vice, The Big Short, and more, Adam McKay promises to deliver a smart, funny satire, especially armed with the impressive ensemble cast that includes … literally everyone.
If you're not watching it for the plot, which would be valid because we're living it, there's someone for everyone in the giant cast.
Only flashes of most of the film's big names make it into the teaser trailer — but just a glimpse is enough.
Ariana Grande, who was known for acting on stage and in Nickelodeon's Victorious, makes her first major silver screen appearance, alongside Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi, another musician turned-actor. But that's not all! Not even close!
Our dear darling Timothee Chalamet makes an appearance — proving, as Dune and The French Dispatch also make their way to us, that he loves a good ensemble film — as does the inimitable Cate Blanchett, the king of chaos, Tyler Perry, and icon Ron Perlman, amongst others.
Don't Look Up meets us in the (not quite) post-pandemic era and its message seems more prescient than ever considering the combination of human ignorance and natural disasters that we've faced just in the past year.
But when Jonah Hill lists the "end of the world" meetings his character has had to sit through, we also can't help but think of our communal apathy and disaster fatigue. "Drought, famine, hole in the ozone — it's so boring," he laments — and we shiver because it's frighteningly true.
When the end of the world comes, the movie makes us question, will we recognize it? Probably not, telling my Leo's bathroom panic attacks in the trailer — which I imagine he does at home when he thinks too hard about the climate crisis. Us too.
Celebs: They're just like us!
So while it seems maybe a little too morbidly fitting to watch a movie about the world ending as people pretend it isn't, with that cast, of course we're going to watch it anyway.
The movie will be released in select theaters on December 10th, then make its way to Netflix on December 24th.
Watch the trailer now:
DON'T LOOK UP | Official Teaser Trailer | Netflix www.youtube.com
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No shame if you forgot they were even still dating
John Mulaney just announced that he and Olivia Munn are having a baby.
Congratulations to the still-strange Hollywood couple on their surprise announcement. The couple is defined, at this point, by surprises — the biggest one of all being that they are still together.
When the pair were first spotted together, many people didn't even believe they were dating.
John Mulaney had just announced his divorce from his wife and he was fresh from rehab. Pictures of him with Olivia Munn were vague enough to keep the nature of their relationship ambiguous but soon it was confirmed that they were together.
After the initial press flurry died down — some of which included speculation on the timeline of the relationship and how Mulaney's marriage was implicated — there was radio silence from the couple.
For a minute, there were rumors that they had been a press couple, paired together by their agents to keep them relevant and to change the narrative from Mulaney's divorce and rehab stints to something more positive.
It would have made sense. Mulaney was losing his status as comedy's golden boy, and Munn was preparing to release a new future film. But the rumors that the couple had been orchestrated by Hollywood agents quickly died down because most people just … forgot.
With no news from the couple and a summer defined by shameless pairings — Kourtney and Travis, Bennifer's triumphant return, and Zoe and Channing to name a few — their relationship fell out of the public eye and some weren't even sure they were still together.
However, on a September 7th appearance of Late Night with Seth Meyers, Mulaney set the record straight to the public.
John Mulaney Tells Seth About His Eventful Year www.youtube.com
With Meyers, his close friend and fellow SNL vet, urging him along with playful banter, Mulaney described his "eventful year," clearing up the timelines once and for all and sweeping away any confusion about his relationship status and his sobriety.
He detailed his two stints in rehab over the past year, which culminated in a trip to Los Angeles where he met Munn.
"I got into this relationship that's been really beautiful," he said. And then, after establishing the backstory, he shocked the audience with his announcement: "We're having a baby together … I'm going to be a dad."
Visibly blushing and beaming, the dad-to-be seems proud and excited to share his news — and we're happy to share it with him! Blindsided? Yes. But mostly happy.
Congrats to our favorite Elder Millennial on this new journey, even if most of us forgot he was still with Olivia Munn.