Met Gala 2021 Guest List: All the Celebrities and Influencers Who Have Been Invited so Far

The Met Gala will be making a triumphant comeback on September 13, after it had to be canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the most glamorous events of the year, the gala is usually host to the biggest stars in the entertainment and fashion industries.

The event is reportedly spreading its net wider this time, with influencers, social media personalities and athletes joining the A-listers as part of a focus on young talent.

The gala will be co-hosted by four youthful celebrities: singer Billie Eilish (age 19), actor Timothée Chalamet (25), tennis star Naomi Osaka and poet Amanda Gorman (both 23). This year's theme is "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion."

The organizers of the gala, led by honorary chairs Anna Wintour of Vogue, designer Tom Ford and Instagram boss Adam Mosseri, are no doubt hoping that their fresh-faced hosts and guests will draw in a younger audience.

According to a New York Post report published on the Page Six website, "a lot of influencers" will be attending the fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute.

Addison Rae, who rose to fame on TikTok and has 82.6 million followers on the platform, and Emma Chamberlain, who has 10.5 million YouTube subscribers, are said to have been invited.

Singer Camila Cabello is also believed to be attending, as is sprinter Allyson Felix, the most decorated woman in Olympic track history. There is no word on whether Felix will wear one or all of her 11 medals, including the two she won at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian will reportedly grace the red carpet once more, after wowing with incredible Met Gala ensembles in previous years.

The Post also reported that tennis star Venus Williams, Saturday Night Live's Chloe Fineman and singers Shawn Mendes, Rosalía and Lorde had been invited.

The guest list has reportedly ruffled some feathers, however. One publicist speaking to the Post said: "Personally, I don't think the Met is cool anymore… It's gone from super prestigious to [being] full of influencers."

Another celebrity agent told the Post: "I've been told that a lot of influencers are on the guest list. I've heard that Facebook and Instagram have taken so many tables, and that's put a lot of people off going, alongside the mask mandate."

Guests will be required to wear masks indoors when they are not eating or drinking, and will also have to provide proof of full vaccination.

Newsweek has contacted the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Vogue representatives for further comment.

Kim Kardashian at Met Gala 2019
Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott arrive for the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2019. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images