The team behind Oscar de la Renta said in a behind-the-scenes video that her Met mood board also featured Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly, adding that she wanted to be the “belle of the ball.”
Eilish is one of four co-chairs of the evening, alongside Timothée Chalamet, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka.
The annual fashion event was postponed indefinitely in 2020, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but the gala is back this year with the theme of “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.”
Rihanna will host the event’s official afterparty, teaming with hospitality giant Richie Akiva to throw the Met Ball’s private post-gala bash. Rihanna shared the news on her Instagram Story, joking to her followers, “If you planning a MET Ball after party…don’t.”
See Eilish’s 2021 Met Gala look below.