New York’s The Metropolitan Museum of Art holds the legendary Met Gala every year to raise money for the Costume Institute and it has become the fashion event of the year. It’s given us some serious fashion moments – from Lady Gaga’s mid-carpet outfit changes to Jared Leto bringing along a replica of his own head – and allows attendees to break all the rules and unleash their creativity. Next year, however, is shaping up to be the most creative yet thanks to the fluid theme.
2020’s theme will be About Time: Fashion and Duration and the exhibition will showcase over a century of fashion history from its archive, as well as discuss the future of fashion. Why this theme? As explained by The Met’s Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton, fashion reflects the spirit of the times and develops as it progresses. The theme is also based upon the works of Virginia Woolf – particularly time-travel novel Orlando - and French philosopher Henri Bergson. Basically, we can expect giant clocks everywhere.
The event’s co-chairs were revealed to be Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Louis Vuitton Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière. 2020’s event will also mark Meryl Streep’s first time at the gala – Anna Wintour and Miranda Priestly in one room? We don’t know if the fashion world can handle it.
We’ll be tuned in on the first Monday of May in 2020, so check back with us for all the details.