Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady to Co-Chair 2017 Met Gala

Former Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will also join the hosting committee as an honorary chair.
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Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady at the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014. Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images

Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady at the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014. Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images

Gisele Bündchen, the world's highest-paid supermodel, and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who is missing a Super Bowl jersey that's inexplicably valued at $500,000, are the latest to join the hosting committee of this year's Met Gala, "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between." As announced in a press release last Thursday and confirmed to Fashionista on Wednesday, the couple will serve as co-chairs for the May 1 event alongside Anna Wintour, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who were named to the lineup in October. 

As a political tribute to Kawakubo's Japanese heritage, former Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will also join the evening as an honorary chair with Kawakubo herself.

Bündchen and Brady are long-standing Met Gala regulars, having made their first appearance in 2008 for "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy," though have never chaired the event themselves. They last appeared on the Met Gala red carpet in 2014 for "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" with Bündchen wearing Balenciaga. The pair even appear together on the cover of the 2009 tome "The World in Vogue: People, Parties, Places" in an image from their first Met Gala in 2008. 

No word yet as to whether the couple will actually adhere to the sartorial theme this year, or if they'll just go with their usual standby: Look blonde and hot.

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