Beyonce Named Honorary Chair for Met Ball

It looks like Queen Bey is taking her throne – she’s been added to this year’s Met Ball as honorary chair

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Beyonce Knowles attends the 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City.

Invitations to the annual Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are being sent out, and, according to Women’s Wear Daily, those who were fortunate to receive one will see a surprise name: Beyoncé Knowles.

The entertainer has been added to this year’s gala as honorary chair.  She’ll join the benefit’s co-chairs who include actress Rooney Mara, Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, Moda Operandi’s Lauren Santo Domingo, and Vogue Editor-in-Chief and Conde Nast Artistic Director Anna Wintour. However, it’s unconfirmed whether Beyoncé will be at the receiving line with them.

At last year’s Met Gala, Beyoncé’s last-minute arrival in a dramatic see-through black lace Givenchy dress was well-documented, and may have helped the entertainer earn her new role at this year’s ball, Fashionista suggested.

The May 6 ball celebrates the “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibition, and will look at punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s inception in the 1970s to its continuing influence today.  The 14 looks include such fashion houses as Chanel, Versace, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. The exhibition runs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from May 9 to August 14.

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Beyonce can be my honorary chair any day. Sorry, couldn't resist.


It must be great to drop out of high school in the ninth grade, become a scantily dressed singer and get treated as if you're the most valuable person in the world.

JackKennedy1 1 Like

@hummingbird she is the hottest and therefore most valuable since looks equals money, dodo. Where have u been this whoe time. Out back taking a whizz?


@JackKennedy1 Did you deliberately write like that using poor grammar and spelling? I do suspect that many of Bey's worshippers are not academic scholars. She's not the most valuable person in the world! If she had invented a vaccine that saves millions of lives, then we'd have to wonder what we would do w/out her. If she goes away tomorrow, the world would be just fine.

Romburg53 1 Like

@TIME @TIMEStyle Talk about over saturation...this woman is really starting to resemble Krispy Kreme.


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