The Metropolitan Museum of Art is turning 150 next year, and with that comes a bevy of events and special exhibits, including the famed Met Gala. 2020 sees a new decade, and it also sees an ode to time. The theme announced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute is – About Time: Fashion and Duration.
The style roster through 19th and 20th centuries to present will be the dominant theme. The Met has said in an official statement that the theme is influence by French philosopher Henri Bergdon’s concept of “la duree” – which basically talks about time that is dynamic, consistent, indivisible and accumulates. The collection will be an exclusive and elaborate guide to understanding how the two facets of fashion and time are associated. Virginia Woolf will serv as the “ghost narrator”.
The chairs of next year’s Met Gala, slated to take place on May 4, will be Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquiere, Meryl Stree, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Emma Stone along with editrix Anna Wintour. With people pushing out of their comfort zones and being sartorially sagacious we cannot wait for moments of complete red-carpet royalty like this!