Taylor Swift Will Co-Chair the Tech-Themed 2016 Met Gala
It seems as though Taylor Swift can't even get on stage without the performance turning into an impromptu party, complete with famous BFFs like Karlie Kloss, Selena Gomez, and Kendall Jenner, so who better to helm one of the year's biggest affairs, the annual benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute?
The "Shake It Off" singer and Idris Elba are among the co-chairs for the 2016 Met Gala, and designers Karl Lagerfeld, Nicolas Ghesquière, and Miuccia Prada are honorary chairs, the museum announced. Also a co-chair is Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jonathan Ive—an appropriate choice given the company's role as a sponsor of the gala and the year's theme, which will reflect the Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology exhibition at the museum.
According to the Met, the display "will explore 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." It will showcase more than 100 pieces and juxtapose traditional techniques such as embroidery and lacework with new ones like laser cutting and 3D printing.
Swift has already proved herself a dab hand at party organizing, albeit on a smaller scale: She's hosted house parties and Fourth of July celebrations and even arranged an emotional birthday surprise for her childhood best friend.