Already thirsty for next year? Well, we come bearing good news: the Met Gala 2020 theme has just been revealed and it looks like fashion fans are in for some serious sartorial treats. Drumroll…
It’s the biggest fashion soiree of the year with anyone who’s anyone in Tinseltown descending on The Metropolitan Museum of Art red carpet for the Met Gala on the first Monday in May.
Over the years, we’ve marvelled at Rihanna dressed as a fashionable pope, Katy Perry as an angelic vision and Lady Gaga pull off an impressive four outfit changes.
Met Gala 2020 Theme
The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the theme of its 2020 Costume Exhibition – About Time: Fashion and Duration.
The party on May 7, which is the most star-studded event of the year, marks the 150th anniversary of fashion’s biggest night. The 2020 Gala will showcase 160 women’s incredible fashion pieces from the last century and a half and more.
“About Time: Fashion and Duration,” says Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute, takes a “nuanced and open-ended” approach. “It’s a reimagining of fashion history that’s fragmented, discontinuous, and heterogeneous.”
The New York Times describes it as “inspired in part by the novels of Virginia Woolf and the theories of the early-20th-century French philosopher Henri Bergson, whose admittedly somewhat obscure but also important musings on time posited it as a constantly mutating stream rather than a series of discrete moments.”
“I wanted to do an exhibition focused on the collection, but not a traditional masterworks exhibition,” Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Andrew Bolton added. “Something that connects to the zeitgeist, and what people are talking about now.”
This year’s chair is pretty major, too. Louis Vutton artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière, Anna Wintour, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep make it up.
The countdown is officially on.
Read all about exactly what the MET Gala is here and stay tuned for more details.