Everything You Need to Know About Met Gala 2020
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will celebrate its 150th anniversary this year with lots of exhibitions, and as usual, the Met Gala. The theme for the Met Gala 2020 is “About Time: Fashion and Duration”.
If you think that last year’s theme was confusing, you’ll probably think that this one is also. The 2020 exhibition was inspired by the French philosopher Henri Bergson’s concept of la durée (duration). It will look back at women’s fashion from the last 150 years to coincide with the museum’s anniversary. Virginia Woolf will be the “ghost narrator” of the story.
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It’s that time! 🕰️ 💃 Thrilled to announce the @metcostumeinstitute spring 2020 exhibition, “About Time: Fashion and Duration,” opening May 7 with the #MetGala on May 4. #MetAboutTime will trace fashion from 1870 to today along a disruptive timeline, as part of The Met’s 150th anniversary celebration. Employing philosopher Henri Bergson’s concept of la durée—time that flows, accumulates, and is indivisible—the show will explore how clothes generate temporal associations that conflate the past, present, and future. The concept will also be examined through the writings of Virginia Woolf, who will serve as the “ghost narrator” of the exhibition. 👉 Learn more at the link in bio. This exhibition is made possible by @LouisVuitton. Additional support is provided by @CondeNast. 📸 David Bailey (British, born 1938). Surreal, 1980. © David Bailey. #TheMet #CostumeInstitute #Met150
Given that the exhibition covers such a wide time span, celebrities will be able to go back in time to reference many centuries of fashion. We can’t wait to see all the possible creations and ideas the designers come up with.
Located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Met Gala 2020 event will be on May 4 and the exhibition will open to the public on May 7. This year, the co-chairs are Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Nicolas Ghesquiere of Louis Vuitton. The luxury brand will be a sponsor for the event.
Words by Rita Archer