Amal Clooney, Rihanna, and Donatella Versace to chair Met Gala

November 9, 2017 - 7:45am

Details for the always hotly-anticipated Met Gala have been released, and it sounds like this year's party will be a scorcher.

Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Donatella Versace have signed on to co-chair with Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who hosts the event every year. The theme will be "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."

  • The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art shared the news, adding that the annual event will be held on May 7th.
  • The exhibit itself is "designed to create a dialogue between fashion and the masterworks of religious art in the museum's holdings," and will take inspiration from Catholic iconography and vestments.
  • On display will be a mixture of designer clothing with religious inspo, including items from Coco Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Donatella Versace and John Galliano, plus actual ecclesiastical garments (about 50) from the Sistine Chapel.
  • Perhaps unsurprisingly, the show's curator, Andrew Bolton, told the New York Times that he expects the show to be controversial.