Timothée Chalamet Is Hosting the 2021 Met Gala
Claire Miles - May 25, 2021

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6. Babies don't smile because they're happy, they smile because they like the happy reaction from their parents.

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11. Smiling actually lowers stress, whether you're faking it or not.

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13. We are all made of stardust.

14. Happiness levels are about 50% genetic, 10% circumstance, and about 40% choice.

15. For the ancient Greeks, happiness was a civic virtue that required a lifetime of cultivation.

He’s only 25, but Timothée Chalamet is already an Oscar-nominated actor, and social media phenom. His recent films, including Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird have been released to critical acclaim. But aside from his acting chops, Chalamet has established himself as something of a Hollywood fashion icon, perfecting his statement street-style look on and off the red carpet. As his fame has grown, Chalamet has partnered with luxe fashion labels to craft memorable outfits. He reportedly has worn custom outfits made by designers like Haider Ackermann, Virgin Abloh, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, and Gucci.

 

Timothée Chalamet red carpet

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As a result, it’s no surprise that Timothée Chalamet has been asked to headline the Met Gala, also known as the “Fashion Oscars.” The black-tie event, which raises funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, is widely considered the fashion industry’s biggest night. The glam event is invite-only—with tickets reportedly costing over $30,000 and tables going for $275,000 — and has already sold out.  The gala is traditionally held the first Monday in May, but has been pushed back to September 13 in hopes that many Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted by then. The 2020 Met Gala was canceled due to the pandemic. Guests in years past have included everyone from Kim Kardashian, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Performers have included Cher, Rihanna, and The Weeknd. Chalamet’s co-hosts will include fashion powerhouse Tom Ford, tennis star Naomi Osaka, and pop-star Billie Eilish.

 

Anna Wintour, the legendary editor of Vogue has organized the bash since 1995. Each year, Wintour selects a timely theme for the gala, which celebrities must interpret in their fashion choices for the red carpet. In honor of the beginning of the end of Covid-19 lockdowns, Wintour has chosen American Independence as this year’s theme.