The Met Gala is back and giving the world of celebrities permission to rediscover the joys of feathers, sequins, jewellery, wings and carpet-sweeping trains!

Thanks to the pandemic, the 2020 Met Gala and its fashion parade was pushed from its traditional May berth and morphed this year into a two-part affair that kicks off tonight! Vogue will present a livestream, hosted by Keke Palmer and Ilana Glazer.

Although a 2020 theme was announced, “About Time: Fashion and Duration,” it appears those plans have been scrapped. Instead, the new theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” has been set to concur with the exhibit of the same name, and the evening will be hosted by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, and Naomi Osaka have been announced as co-chairs of the event — an honor that has rarely been bestowed upon such a young group of stars.

This year’s dress code of “American Independence” takes its cues from the exhibition, a two-part series devoted to America design opening with In America: A Lexicon of Fashion. Work by Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Halston and Prabal Gurung will be inspected by guests on arrival.

“This two-part exhibition considers how fashion reflects evolving notions of identity in America,” Max Hollein, The Met’s director, said in a press release. “In looking at the past through this lens, we can consider the aesthetic and cultural impact of fashion on historical aspects of American life.”

In May, the exhibition’s much larger second part, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, will open.