Guests are encouraged to dress according to a theme, which relates to that exhibition - previous year the exhibition was titled Camp: Notes on Fashion and represented an exploration of "camp" in fashion, framed around Susan Sontag's 1964 essay Notes on Camp.
To give those on the invite-only guest list time to prepare for the May fundraiser, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute has just announced the theme for the 2020 event and exhibit: "About Time: Fashion and Duration".
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Borrowing from philosopher Henri Bergson a concept called "la durée" - time that flows, accumulates, and is indivisible - the show will explore the connection between fashion and time through the lens of the writings of the late Virginia Woolf, which will act as a "ghost narrator".
Behold, the 2020 Met Gala: "About Time: Fashion and Duration".
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This will be Meryl's first time attending the annual event.
"It's a reimagining of fashion history that's fragmented, discontinuous, and heterogeneous", says Andrew Bolton, curator in charge of the Costume Institute.
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The Tony, Olivier, and Pulitzer victor will co-chair the 2020 Met Gala alongside Louis Vutton Artistic Director Nicolas Ghesquière, Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour, and Oscar winners (and fellow movie musical alums) Emma Stone and Meryl Streep.