The famed Met Gala is all set to shine and shimmer garnering eyeballs of the fashion police six months down the line in New York. From its vivid theme, exotic costumes and faces of celebrities, the event is nothing short of a grand festival. As preparations for the event are in full force, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York has released its theme. Met Gala 2020 theme is 'About Time: Fashion and Duration'. The fashion event which will be held on May 4, Monday, will mark the 150th anniversary of the museum. The event takes place on an annual basis on the first Monday of May. The first Met Gala was held on April 13, 1870. Met Gala: How Gigi and Bella Hadid Ruled the Met Ball Red Carpet All Through the Years (See Pics)
The fashion festival will bring back the styles of the 1870s and familiarise people with the trends of the 19th and 20th centuries to the current ones. The Met says the theme was influenced by French philosopher Henri Bergson's concept of "la durée" — time that flows, accumulates and is indivisible. The exhibition will feature 160 pieces of women's clothing, most of which will be designed at the Costume Institute. Virginia Woolf will serve as the "ghost narrator."
The Metropolitan Museum of Art states in a press release states, "The exhibition will explore how clothes generate temporal associations that conflate the past, present, and future." Max Hollein, director of the Met, said the exhibition will "consider the ephemeral nature of fashion, employing flashbacks and fast-forwards to reveal how it can be both linear and cyclical". Met Gala 2019: Harry Styles to Michael Urie, Male Celebs Who Said ‘F**k You’ To Toxic Masculinity with Their Androgynous Outfits (View Pics)
Last year, Lady Gaga, Serena Williams, Harry Styles and Gucci creative director Alessandro Michelle were the co-chairs of the event alongside Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine. Wintour's co-chairs for Met Gala 2020 are Emma Stone, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep and Nicolas Ghesquière, creative director of Louis Vuitton. The theme for the 2019 Met Gala was "Camp: Notes on Fashion", inspired by Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp'".