Met Gala 2020 theme announced: 'About Time: Fashion and Duration'
The Met Gala is fashion’s biggest night and the theme for the next one has been announced.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City just announced the theme of the 2020 Met Gala and the accompanying Costume Institute exhibition: About Time: Fashion and Duration.
The exhibition will take invite-only attendees back in time to the styles of the 1870s and taking them on a fashion journey from the 19th and 20th centuries to the present.
The Met, which celebrates its 150th anniversary, reportedly said that the theme was influenced by French philosopher Henri Bergson’s concept of “la durée”: time that flows accumulates, and is indivisible.
The exhibition will run from May 7 to September 7, while the gala will be held the evening of May 4. About 160 pieces will feature in the exhibition, and some will offer a connection between eras or generations.
Last year's theme was camp, while the prior year's was Catholicism.