Jennifer Lawrence is scheduled to come out of hiding following her recent nude photo scandal, but unfortunately for her fans, it won’t be until next year. Vogue has confirmed the Oscar-winning film star will be co-hosting the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2015 gala in New York City in May.
Lawrence, 24, will join Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour in hosting the May 4 celebration, the magazine recently announced. This year’s gala theme, “Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film and Fashion,” will collaborate with The Costume Institute and the museum’s Department of Asian Art. Filmmaker Wong Kar-wai will oversee the exhibition's art direction. Chinese actress Gong Li, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer and Wendi Murdoch also will co-host.
“'Chinese Whispers’ will primarily examine how eastward-looking Westerners have understood, misunderstood and appropriated Chinese culture in an exchange that Bolton likened to a complicated game of telephone,” reads Vogue's report on the event's theme. “Drawing on more than a hundred couture and avant-garde samplings from designers as varied as Alexander McQueen and Laurence Xu, the cross-disciplinary exhibition will incorporate painting, decorative arts and filmic representations of China."
Lawrence last attended the Met Ball's "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition in 2013. She sported a black Christian Dior dress and jewels, Brian Atwood heels and Jennifer Bier headpiece, JustJared reports.
Vogue's announcement came just two weeks after several nude photos of Lawrence leaked online via the networking site 4chan. The images, later made famous by the now defunct Reddit board “The Fappening,” have since been banned by the site. The FBI is investigating the leak that also affected dozens of other female celebrities. Authorities told TMZ the images are believed to have been illegally obtained through phishing.
“This is a flagrant violation of privacy,” a spokesperson for Lawrence said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter following the leak. “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
Lionsgate has yet to announce if Lawrence will participate in the promotion of the latest “The Hunger Games” film this fall. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1” is due in theaters Nov. 21.