The annual Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, undoubtedly presents one of the most-anticipated red carpets of the year. From the ‘Haute Couture’ theme of 1995 to ‘Camp’ just this year, we’re left on the edge of our seats wondering what will come next.
The wait is over, as Andrew Bolton, current Head Curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, has announced that next year’s Spring exhibition and accompanying gala will be focused on time. The official theme for 2020 is ‘About Time: Fashion and Duration’.
According to the museum, this idea was partly inspired by Virginia Woolf and the theories of the early-20th-century French philosopher Henri Bergson. “Fashion is indelibly connected to time,” Bolton said. “It not only reflects and represents the spirit of the times, but it also changes and develops with the times.”
Only time will tell how next year’s guests will interpret the theme, but a few things are already certain: The show will be chaired by Nicolas Ghesquière of Louis Vuitton, Emma Stone, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anna Wintour, and Meryl Streep, who will be attending the Met Gala for the first time, in 2020.