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The theme for 2020 Met Gala is About Time: Fashion and Duration. The inspiration for the theme comes from the 1992 Sally Porter film “Orlando” a movie about a man who changes into a woman and lives forever.
Met Gala is mostly about the fashion. We cannot wait to see what Hollywood stars have up their sleeves.
Andrew Bolton, the Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of the Met’s Costume Institute, told Vogue on Thursday that the “nuanced and open ended” exhibition is a “re-imagining of fashion history that’s fragmented, discontinuous, and heterogeneous” based on Porter’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s time-traveling novel of the same name and early-20th-century French philosopher Henri Bergson’s theories on time being indivisible.
“T.’s a wonderful scene in which Tilda Swinton enters the maze in an 18th-century woman’s robe à la Francaise , and as she runs through it, her clothes change to mid-19th-century dress, and she reemerges in 1850s England, That’s w. the original idea came from,” Bolton told Vogue .
“What I like about Woolf’s version of time is the idea of a continuum. T.’s no beginning, middle, or end. It’s one big fat middle. I always felt the same about fashion. Fashion is the present.”
The exhibition will highlight a variety of “folds in time” and showcase the juxtapositions between designers across various eras with 160 women’s fashion pieces from the last century-and-a-half.
It is expected to run from May 7 through September 7, 2020, with the Met Gala scheduled for May 4.
As usual, Anna Wintour will co-chair the Met Gala committee along with Louis Vutton artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emma Stone.
Meryl Streep, who will appear at the Met Gala for the first time ever, will join them on the committee.
The invitation-only event will likely bring out the biggest names in fashion and Hollywood, and, of course, their over-the-top embodiments of the theme.
Celebrities like Lady Gaga, Billy Porter, Kim Kardashian and Cardi B pulled out all the stops at this year’s event, the theme of which was “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” The Gala was inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay, Notes on Camp, which illustrated the idea of camp as “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”
Culled from: www.newsweek.com