The theme for the Met Gala 2020 has been revealed, so we can start making guesses as to how the first Monday in May will look.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute announced its annual exhibition will be called “About Time: Fashion and Duration.” It’ll open on May 7, 2020. The glitzy gala that’s thrown in honor of the exhibit will be co-chaired by Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière, Anna Wintour, Emma Stone (a Louis Vuitton brand ambassador), Meryl Streep, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
“I wanted to do an exhibition focused on the collection, but not a traditional masterworks exhibition,” Andrew Bolton, the curator of the Costume Institute told the New York Times. “Something that connects to the zeitgeist, and what people are talking about now … It’s about time.” Per the NYT, the exhibit is “inspired in part by the novels of Virginia Woolf and the theories of the early-20th-century French philosopher Henri Bergson.” The show itself will include 160 pieces of women’s fashion.
“Fashion is indelibly connected to time,” Bolton continued. “It not only reflects and represents the spirit of the times, but it also changes and develops with the times.”
Next year’s Met Gala will be extra special, since 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the museum. We can only imagine how celebrities and designers will interpret a concept as amorphous as time—but we can’t wait to find out. In the meantime, let’s take a look back at how the famous co-chairs have dressed for Met Galas past.
Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton in 2019
Nicolas Ghesquière in Louis Vuitton in 2019
Stone in Louis Vuitton in 2018
Ghesquière in Louis Vuitton in 2018
Ghesquière in Louis Vuitton in 2017
Stone in Prada in 2016
Ghesquière in Louis Vuitton in 2016
Stone in Thakoon in 2014
Stone in Lanvin in 2012
Ghesquière in 2012
Stone in Lanvin in 2011
Ghesquière in 2010
Ghesquière in 2008
Ghesquière in 2007
Ghesquière in 2005
Ghesquière in 2004
“About Time: Fashion and Duration” will be open at the Costume Institute from May 7 through September 7, 2020.