The annual Met Gala just announced the theme of its upcoming 2020 shindig, and its a thinker: “About Time: Fashion and Duration.”
According to the Met’s announcement:
“Employing Henri Bergson’s concept of la durée (duration), it will explore how clothes generate temporal associations that conflate past, present, and future.”
Virginia Woolf will serve as the “ghost narrator” of the exhibition, with quotes from her time-based books including “Orlando,” “Mrs. Dalloway” and “To the Lighthouse” appearing throughout the exhibition.
Page Six goes on to explain:
Though Wintour famously recoils from black, the exhibition will use a timeline of monochromatic black ensembles to chronicle “the progressive timescale of modernity” and demonstrate “the fast, fleeting rhythm of fashion.” It will be punctuated with all-white garments that “predate or postdate those in black, but relate to one another through shape, motif, material, pattern, technique, or decoration.”
All of which has social media scratching its collective head and saying “huh?” – with most commenters agreeing that Katy Perry will most likely arrive dressed as a cuckoo clock..
Also just announced: The cochair of the event who include Meryl Streep, Lin Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone, and fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquière of Louis Vuitton (who are underwriting the party). Anna Wintour, of course, will serve as chairwoman, a title she has held since 1995.
(Omg, do you think Meryl will come in her Miranda Priestly drag? Oh we can only hope…)
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