Amanda Gorman has detailed how her life changed overnight after reciting a poem at Joe Biden’s inauguration.
The 23-year-old poet wrote the September issue of porter Magazine she talked about her reading of The Hill We Climb.
She also shared what it feels like to co-chair the Met Gala in 2021, along with Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka and Timothee Chalamet.
One to watch: Amanda Gorman revealed that life changed overnight after reciting poetry at Joe Biden’s inauguration and dishing them out as chair of the 2021 Met Gala while covering Porter magazine
For the accompanying photo shoot, Amanda looked chic in an orange dress with hair over her shoulders.
In another snap, she wore a striped two-piece set with tassels, while another standout image saw the star wearing a sky-blue sequin number with a high neck.
Speaking to the publication about At the inauguration recital earlier this year, she explained: “While it was something that was received worldwide, it still felt like a traditional poetry reading.
New venture: She also shared what it feels like to co-chair the 2021 Met Gala with Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka and Timothee Chalamet
She said of her recital: ‘I remember getting up and hearing the applause and to my ears it just sounded like a living room. Felt like I got up to recite in front of family’
“I remember getting up and hearing the applause and to my ears it just sounded like a living room. It felt like I got up to recite in front of family.”
Although Oprah Winfrey warned her that the recital would change her life, the attention she received after the event still came as a shock to her, saying: “I had a bet with one of my friends about how many new followers I could get.” to get …
Beautiful: Amanda appears on the cover of the September issue of Porter magazine
“I was like, ‘a hundred thousand max’. I looked after that and it was millions.’
She became a style icon after the lecture, thanks to a sun yellow Prada jacket paired with a red silky headband.
At the event, she paid tribute to her black heritage by wearing her hair in braids, saying of this choice: “I made the conscious choice to wear my hair natural, wear braids, wear a headband as a point.” of pride’
She continued, “I like clothes that feel young and vibrant and hopeful, but also thoughtful and pensive.”
The activist will co-chair this year’s Met Gala, which is arguably one of the biggest and most important dates on the fashion calendar.
Due to the pandemic, the annual fundraiser has been postponed from May to September 13.
She will chair alongside other Generation-Z icons such as Timothee Chalamet, Billie Eilish and Naomi Osaka.
Iconic: The 23-year-old poet recited The Hill We Climb at Biden’s inauguration (pictured), and became a style icon after the lecture thanks to a sun-yellow Prada jacket
She said in the interview that Anna Wintour, who leads the star-studded event in New York, has zoomed in on her personally and that she finds it “compatible” that they all chair together.
She said: ‘There is something that connects us to be young and fresh, but at the same time we have become a bit emblematic of our industries.
‘We are the new generation – and you’d better watch out.’
She believes the connection between fashion and poetry is something that often goes unseen, and hopes more people from her profession will shine on both red carpets and fashion events.
Amanda is currently struggling with her newfound fame and lack of anonymity, saying, “It’s new to figure out how to be a fly on the wall when I’ve actually become the bull in the china shop.”
She is now preparing for the release of her upcoming children’s book Change Sings, due out in September.
Celebrity: Currently struggling with her new-found fame, she says, ‘Finding out how to be a fly on the wall when actually I’ve become the bull in the china shop is new’
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