Met Gala Co-Chairs Through the Years

From Rihanna to Lady Gaga, here are all of the big names in fashion and Hollywood who have co-chaired the Met Gala since 1995 

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1995

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Prior to 1995, fashion's biggest night did not usually have co-chairs, though Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis did chair the event twice, in 1976 and 1977. It wasn't until Anna Wintour began chairing the event that it became common practice to have co-chairs, who are generally a mix of celebrities and designers.

The theme: Haute Couture

The co-chairs: Clarissa Bronfman, Anna Wintour and Annette de la Renta

Honory chairs: Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace

02 of 25

1996

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The theme: Christian Dior

The co-chairs: Elizabeth Tilberis (pictured here with Princess Diana), Marie-Chantal Crown Princess of Greece and Helene David-Weill

03 of 25

1997

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The theme: Gianni Versace

The co-chairs: Anna Wintour, Julia Koch and Patrick McCarthy

04 of 25

1998

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The theme: Cubism and Fashion

The co-chairs: Miuccia Prada (pictured right, shaking co-chair Anna Wintour's hand), Paula Cussi and Pia Getty

05 of 25

1999

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The theme: Rock Style

The co-chairs: Aerin Lauder, Tommy Hilfiger and Anna Wintour

06 of 25

2001

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The theme: Jaqueline Kennedy: The White House Years

The co-chairs: Anna Wintour, Christina and Lindsay Owen-Jones, Annette and Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera

Honory chairs: Caroline Kennedy and Edwin A. Schlossberg

07 of 25

2003

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The theme: Goddess: The Classical Mode

The co-chairs: Anna Wintour, Tom Ford and Nicole Kidman

08 of 25

2005

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The theme: The House of Chanel

The co-chairs: Karl Lagerfeld, Nicole Kidman (again!) and Anna Wintour

Honorary chair: Caroline, Princess of Hanover

09 of 25

2006

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The theme: AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion

The co-chairs: Anna Wintour, Christopher Bailey and Sienna Miller

Honory chairs: Rose Marie Bravo and Peregrine Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire

10 of 25

2007

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The theme: Poiret: King of Fashion

The co-chairs: Anna Wintour, Cate Blanchett and Nicolas Chesquière

Honorary chairs: François-Henri Pinault

11 of 25

2008

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The theme: Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy

The co-chairs: Anna Wintour, Julia Roberts and George Clooney

Honorary chair: Giorgio Armani

12 of 25

2009

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The theme: The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion

The co-chairs: Justin Timberlake, Anna Wintour and Kate Moss

Honory chair: Marc Jacobs

13 of 25

2010

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The theme: American Woman: Fashioning a New Identity

The co-chairs: Patrick Robinson, Anna Wintour and Oprah Winfrey

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2011

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The theme: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

The co-chairs: Anna Wintour, Stella McCartney and Colin Firth

Honorary chairs: François-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek

15 of 25

2012

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The theme: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations

The co-chairs: Miuccia Prada, Carey Mulligan and Anna Wintour

Honorary chair: Jeff Bezos

16 of 25

2013

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The theme: Punk: Chaos to Couture

The co-chairs: Rooney Mara, Lauren Santo Domingo, Anna Wintour and Riccardo Tisci

Honorary chair: Beyoncé

17 of 25

2014

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The theme: Charles James: Beyond Fashion

The co-chairs: Bradley Cooper, Anna Wintour, Sarah Jessica Parter, Oscar de la Renta and Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch

18 of 25

2015

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The theme: China: Through the Looking Glass

The co-chairs: Gong Li, Jennifer Lawrence, Anna Wintour, Marissa Mayer and Wendi Murdoch

Honorary chair: Silas Chou

19 of 25

2016

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The theme: Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

The co-chairs: Jonathan Ive, Idris Elba, Anna Wintour and Taylor Swift

Honorary chairs: Nicolas Ghesquière, Karl Lagerfeld and Miuccia Prada

20 of 25

2017

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The theme: Rei Kawakubo/Comme de Garçons: Art of the In-Between

The co-chairs: Katy Perry, Anna Wintour, Pharrell Williams, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen

Honorary chair: Rei Kawakubo

21 of 25

2018

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The theme: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

The co-chairs: Donatella Versace, Rihanna, Amal Clooney and Anna Wintour

Honorary chairs: Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman

22 of 25

2019

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The theme: Camp: Notes on Fashion

The co-chairs: Serena Williams, Harry Styles, Alessandro Michele, Lady Gaga and Anna Wintour

23 of 25

2020

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The event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but here's who would have chaired.

The theme: About Time: Fashion and Duration

The co-chairs: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Anna Wintour, Nicolas Ghesquière and Emma Stone

24 of 25

2021

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The theme: In America: A Lexicon of Fashion

The co-chairs: Naomi Osaka, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Timothée Chalamet

Honorary chairs: Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri and Anna Wintour

2021 marked the first time since 1996 that Wintour did not co-chair the event and, rather, was an honorary chair.

25 of 25

2022

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The theme: In America: An Anthology of Fashion

The co-chairs: Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King, and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Honorary chairs: Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri and Anna Wintour

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