The stylish human rights lawyer will be joined on the night by Rihanna.

It’s one of the fashion world’s most significant nights, when A-listers, Hollywood legends and even royalty congregate at one of New York’s finest museums.

The Met Gala (or more formally known as the Costume Institute Gala) is an annual sartorial extravaganza, providing some of the most memorable looks of all time, year after year.

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Kim Kardashian West’s floral Givenchy with the built-in gloves? That was the 2013 Gala. Rihanna’s canary-yellow Guo Pei gown with the fur-trimmed cape? That was a 2015 highlight.


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And next year, the benefit will be hosted by none other than Amal Clooney.

The British-Lebanese human rights lawyer will join with co-hosts Rihanna and Donatella Versace at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 for the event.

Every year has a different theme for the dress code, and 2018’s has been announced as Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination (that’s sure to give some pretty breathtaking interpretations on the night).

The gala raises funds for the museum’s Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit, and has been chaired by Vogue US editor-in-chief Anna Wintour since 1995.

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Clooney has previously only attended the Met Gala once before, in 2015 when the theme was China: Through the Looking Glass, wearing a custom-made Maison Margiela Artisanal gown by John Galliano.

The Beirut-born activist and philanthropist missed last year’s event, as she was heavily pregnant with twins Ella and Alexander. 

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As well as working as a barrister for Doughty Street Chambers, Clooney is a red-carpet pro, who this year alone has pulled out vintage minis, ’70s sparkles and flowing Grecian gowns.

We can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve for May 7…