Taylor Swift and Idris Elba to Co-Chair the 2016 Met Gala

by Desiree Murphy 9:39 AM PDT, October 14, 2015
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Taylor Swift's not going out of 'Style' anytime soon.

On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that Swift and Star Trek Beyond actor Idris Elba will serve as co-chairs at fashion's biggest party of the year, the 2016 Met Gala held in New York City in May. Joining them in their roles will be Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and Apple's chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, along with honorary chairs Karl Lagerfeld, Nicolas Ghesquière and Miuccia Prada.

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The 25-year-old singer has had an amazingly successful year, being named one of the 100 most powerful women in the world by Forbes, setting out on her star-studded 1989 World Tour, and recently becoming the most followed person on Instagram with 50 million followers, to name just a few high points.

And seeing as her squad is equipped with a model crew, including Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss, it's no surprise that Swift is getting even more involved with the fashion world.

The Met Gala concentrates on fashion as an art form, and next year's event is bound to pull out all the stops. The theme is  "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," an exhibition which, according to the Met, "explores the impact of new technology on fashion and how designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear."

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The fashion extravaganza, sponsored by Apple, will feature more than 100 examples of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear pieces from designers like Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton. The looks date all the way back from the 1880s to 2015.

This year's theme was "China: Through The Looking Glass," which explored the impact Chinese aesthetics have had on Western fashion. There were a number of celebrities in attendance, all dressed to impress, including Katy Perry, John Mayer, Rihanna, Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Lawrence, Beyonce, Jay Z, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Justin Bieber

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For more on this year's Met Gala and how it came to be, watch the video below.