Lin-Manuel Miranda is ready to Met a new challenge…
The 42-year-old Puerto Rican actor, singer-songwriter, rapper, playwright, producer and film director will as one of the hosts and co-chairs of this year’s Met Gala.
Miranda will host the event, which will reflect the strong Hollywood theme, alongside Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Regina King.
The Met Gala, set for May 2, a primary source of income for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, follows last September’s scaled-back, pandemic-restricted “mini-gala” that launched the Met’s two-part exhibition “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.”
The exhibit will include “cinematic vignettes” exploring the roots of American fashion and designed by film directors King, Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Chloé Zhao, Tom Ford, Janicza Bravo, Julie Dash and Autumn de Wilde.
Ford, Adam Mosseri and Anna Wintour will continue their roles as honorary co-chairs for the May event.
The “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibit will open to the public on May 7.