The Met Gala 2020 Just Announced The Theme

On Thursday, November 7th, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the theme for it’s infamous Met Gala and girl, and I am excited.

For those of you that don't know, the Met Gala is an annual event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The event raises funds for the Costume Institute of the museum with A-Listers like Rhianna, Kim Kardashian-West and Zendaya in attendance. Each year, a theme is announced for invited guests to follow that coordinates with the upcoming exhibit to follow after the event. In the past, the announcement of the theme and its execution always draws the attention of lovers of fashion, celebrities and culture as guests walk up the famous Met steps (we LOVE a Gossip Girl reference). 

Last year, the theme was "Camp: Notes on Fashion" and guests dressed to the nines for the event. Previous themes have ranged from "China: Through the Looking Glass", "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" and "Manus x Machina: Fashion in An Age of Technology".

The theme for the Met Gala, held on the first Monday in May, is “Time and Fashion: Fashion and Duration”. To celebrate the museum's 150th anniversary, the exhibit will display pieces that articulate the museum’s long and rich history with more than 160 articles of clothing. 

Editor-in-chief of Vogue Magazine and chair of the gala Anna Wintour gave a hint of the theme in October, calling the dress code “timeless” before the official announcement on Thursday. 

“Fashion is incredibly connected to time” curator of the Met exhibit Andrew Bolton said in a statement as the gala theme was announced. "It not only reflects and represents the spirit of the times, but it also changes and develops with the times, serving as an especially sensitive and accurate timepiece. Through a series of chronologies, the exhibition will use the concept of duration to analyze the temporal twists and turns of fashion history."

 

Along with the announcement of the theme, they also announced the co-chairs of the program that serve along with Anna herself: Emma Stone, Meryl Streep (our queen), Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Nicolas Ghesquière, the creative director of Louis Vuitton. 

 

The fashion of today always looks to its past for inspiration, so I am PUMPED to see all the guests of this annual event take time in their own hands and dress to the theme. 

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The Met Gala will be held on May 4th, 2020 on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.