Beyonce named Met Ball honorary chair

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Considered to be one of the most prestigious events of the fashion calendar the Costume Institute Benefit, or Met Ball as we know it, has upped the fashion stakes by reportedly offering Beyonce Knowles the opportunity to be an honorary chair-person.

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Standing along side the likes of Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci and actress Rooney Mara, Beyonce would stand on the red carpet to receive guests at the event which celebrates the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition running at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 9 May to 14 August.

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Beyonce made quite an entrance at the 2012 Met Ball being the last to arrive in an impressive Givenchy Haute Couture purple feather train gown just a few months after giving birth to daughter, Blue Ivy.

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Invites for this years event, due to take place on 6 May, have started to be sent out to the fashion elite and while her attendance has been unconfirmed the singer's name has been listed according to reports.

By Bernadette Cornish