Academy award-winning Regina King will be one of the co-chairs for the 2022 edition of the Met Gala.
The actress will co-chair alongside Blake Lively and husband, Ryan Reynolds, as well as actor, composer, and director Lin-Manuel Miranda.
This will officially mark King’s return to the red carpet, following the tragic death of her son, Ian Alexander, Jr, who died two days after his 26th birthday.
The high fashion event which will see celebrities and fashion elite gather at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will put spotlight on renowned American designers including Stephen Burrows and the late Ann Lowe and Fannie Criss Payne. Filmmakers will also have their work celebrated in a series of “cinematic vignettes,” showcasing fashion in American film.
This year ushers in a bit of normalcy as it is set to hold on its usual date May 2 as compared to the 2020 event which was canceled following the pandemic.
Last September saw Part one of the Costume Institute’s annual spring gala. For its return, the Met Gala will hold Part Two, In America: An Anthology of Fashion.
“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 September 2021 Met Gala.
Designer Tom Ford, Instagram head Adam Mosseri, and the Artistic Director of Condé Nast and the Global Editorial Director of Vogue Anna Wintour, will also co-chair the 2022 gala after co-chairing last year’s delayed event.
The show, running through September 5, “will explore the foundations of American fashion through a series of sartorial displays,” including 100 pieces of American fashion ranging from the 19th through the mid-late 20th century.
Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka were a few of the notable names that served as co-chairs of the event in 2021.
The theme for the 2022 event will be “Gilded Glamour.”