Taylor Swift and Idris Elba to Co-Chair the 2016 Met Gala
By Desiree Murphy
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.
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."
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.