One of the biggest nights in red carpet glamour, the Met Gala (May 6), is less than a month away and the fashionable crowd will soon be adding final touches to their finery. The theme often influences the sartorial direction of the stars, and with this year’s theme of “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” we’re expecting some dramatic style choices. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo herself, Rooney Mara, is co-hosting the event with Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci, both of whom well represent the overall aesthetic. But one star who doesn’t naturally evoke punk couture? Beyoncé, who’s just been added as an honorary chair of the Gala.
While some may think her an odd addition considering the theme, we think it makes total sense. The Met Gala attracts a cross section of cultural icons from singers to models, actors to designers, and Beyoncé has dipped her toe in just about everything — and been successful at it. This past year has been huge for the superstar, from an epic Superbowl performance to her HBO documentary to her March Vogue cover to her landmark $50 million deal with Pepsi and the announcement of a world tour. Not to mention her spokesmodel roles for L’Oreal and H&M’s Summer collection. Attaching Beyoncé’s name to any event will only add to its success and exposure — even if you’re the Met Gala. The final kicker? Both Mara and Beyoncé wore Givenchy to last year’s Gala, proving that the punk-inspired Tisci suits his co-chairs just fine.