Rihanna will host the 2018 Met Gala alongside Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace
Rihanna will be one of three hosts at next year’s Met Gala, Vogue reports. The annual event, held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, will see RiRi joined in her duties on May 7, 2018 by Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace.
The theme for 2018’s event was recently announced as “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Hosts at this year’s event, where Rihanna slayed in an avant-garde Comme des Garçons dress, were Katy Perry, Pharrell, and Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady.
The big question, of course, is what will they wear? While we count down to the big night—May 7, 2018—we look back at each woman’s personal Met Gala history searching for clues.
Met Gala Debut: 2007
Galas Attended: 7
Gala Performances: 2
Rihanna is a Met Gala all-star: No one gets more into the spirit of things than @badgalriri. Consider the yolk-color Guo Pei gown she wore to the 2015 event that not only put the Chinese designer on the map, but also blew up the memosphere. For anyone other than Rihanna, that look would have been a tough one to top, but she managed, arriving at this year’s Comme des Garçons exhibition in a fresh-off-the-runway look by the woman of the hour, Rei Kawakubo. By now, we know to expect the unexpected from Rihanna—even an impromptu performance, like the one she gave with Kanye West in 2009.