The 2020 Met Gala theme has been revealed. Andrew Bolton, the curator in charge of the Costume Institute at the museum, has announced that next year’s spring exhibition and accompanying gala, otherwise known as the biggest night on the fashion calendar, will be focused on time.
‘About Time: Fashion and Duration’ will mark the Met’s 150th anniversary, and will be partly inspired by Virginia Woolf and the theories of the early-20th-century French philosopher Henri Bergson, The New York Times has revealed. The exhibition will feature 160 pieces of women’s clothing from the past 150 years.
“Fashion is indelibly connected to time,” Bolton told the publication. “It not only reflects and represents the spirit of the times, but it also changes and develops with the times.”
The show will be chaired by Nicolas Ghesquière of Louis Vuitton, Emma Stone, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anna Wintour, and Meryl Streep, who will be attending her first ever Met Gala.
How guests will choose to tackle the dress code remains to be seen, but this appears to be one of the most open-ended themes for the red carpet we have seen in a while. As the New York Times notes, guests could choose to go very literal or opt to simply wear something timeless.
From Harper’s Bazaar UK