2020 is the beginning of a new decade, and so does existential fear about where time is and what it is? Next year's Met Gala intends to take advantage of that feeling – and explore it in couture fashion – with the theme: "Over time: fashion and expensive."
The New York Times spoke to Andrew Bolton, curator in charge of the Costume Institute of the Met, about what to expect from the 150th anniversary of the event – and who will chair the proceedings. Below, everything to know about the 2020 Met Gala.
What is the Met 2020 Gala theme?
It's time! Compared to 2019's "Camp: Notes on Fashion" and 2018's "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination," a meditation on the passage of time is abstract. But, Bolton argues that the theme will lend itself to a Gala built for the ages.
"Fashion is indelibly linked to time," Bolton told the outlet. "It not only reflects and represents the spirit of the times, but it also changes and evolves with time." The times note that the theme is set to "#" at a timebetween the desire for sustainability and a garment that lasts and the desire for planned aging and a new garment that drives us back into a fashion store.
Who are the Met Gala 2020 chairpersons?
The director is presented by Nicolas Ghesquière of Louis Vuitton, Emma Stone, Ambassador of Vuitton, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The only Meryl Streep is also co-chair, making her her first Met Gala performance. (Stand by Vogue se Anna Wintour? Still be mine Devil wears Pradaloving heart.)
When's the next one with Gala?
The Met Gala is on the first Monday in May each year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. So save the date (and your Instagram page) for May 4, 2020. Good luck to the celebrities and models who are trying to nail such a broad theme this year.
What will be displayed during the Met's exhibition?
By tradition, a performance at the Met follows the gala on May 7. This year, it features "160 pieces of women's fashion from the last 150 years, and beyond," per The New York Times. 70 percent of the exhibit will be obtained from what the museum currently has, while 30 percent will be donated for the 150th anniversary.
The theme was inspired by Virginia Woolf novels and French philosopher Henri Bergson's Theories on Time. As such, A Watch With Visitors will greet visitors, while excerpts from Woolf's novels will tell the walls as a "ghost story," Bolton will tell. The Stop.
Designed by Es Devlin, the mind behind Beyoncé's "Formation" tour series (!), And will feature designers including John Galliano, Helmut Lang and Georgina Godley. It runs until September 7, 2020.