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Billie Eilish to make history as 2021 Met Gala co-host

Billie Eilish is continuing to set records everywhere she goes.

The “Everything I Wanted” hitmaker, 19, will co-host the 2021 Met Gala, making history as the youngest co-chair in the history of the hallowed event.

Vogue gushed about the trendsetting teen in their announcement on Monday, writing, “Eilish’s willingness to embrace an aesthetic as innovative as her music has pushed emerging brands into the limelight and challenged old rules about how a pop star should dress.”

The Grammy winner will share her hosting duties with tennis star Naomi Osaka and, as Page Six exclusively reported, both Timothée Chalamet and poet Amanda Gorman.

“Each of the Met’s four co-hosts embodies the defining factor of American style: individualism,” Vogue shared, adding that the group has “developed a distinct visual language for their public personas, one that is informed by the legacy of iconic fashion made in the USA.”

Sources previously told us that CFDA chairman Tom Ford had been approached for a hosting role. Alongside Anna Wintour and Instagram head Adam Mosseri, Ford is set to serve as an honorary chair.

As we first revealed last month, this year’s glamorous gala will follow an “American Independence” theme.

After last year’s Met Gala was cancelled due to the pandemic, Vogue postponed the 2021 ball to September 13 in lieu of its typical timing on the first Monday of May.

And since Labor Day falls on the first Monday of September, Vogue is breaking with the first-of-the-month tradition entirely.

“Even Anna Wintour can’t change a federal holiday,” an insider previously told us.

The accompanying Met exhibit, featuring clothing from the 18th century to today, will open in two parts. “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” is set to start on September 18, 2021, while part two, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” opens on May 5, 2022.

As for Eilish, while 2021 will mark her Met Gala debut, she’s not new to making headlines with Vogue.

This weekend, the newly blond pop star switched up her style for the cover of British Vogue’s June issue, posing in sexy lingerie and showing off her secret hip tattoo. 

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