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The theme for next year’s Met Gala has been announced

About Time: Fashion and Duration

Although it may feel like we have just gotten over this year’s Met Ball and the looks which made their way down the way pink carpet, the infamous institution has just announced its theme for 2020. 

As we prepare to enter into a new decade, the Met’s annual fundraising event, or, more accurately, your-chance-to-act-as-a-fashion-critic-for-the-night-event, has revealed the theme for its latest exhibition will be called ‘About Time: Fashion and Duration’.  

Following on from this year, which took inspiration from Susan Sontag’s Notes on Camp, next years event will look to another literary heavyweight, Virginia Woolf, and her seminal time-travelling novel Orlando

Although we can all agree the Met is about one thing and one thing only, the red carpet looks, there is also an exhibition which takes place too. For 2020 we will see the New York museum showcase a century and a half of fashion history from its extensive archive, presenting it along a disruptive timeline. 

Wanting to challenge the way we think about fashion history Andrew Bolton, Head Curator of the Met’s Art’s Costume Institute said the show is about “reimagining of fashion history that’s fragmented, discontinuous, and heterogeneous.”

Explained in a press release, the exhibition will compare designers from different eras, such as Alaïa‎ and Vionnet, or juxtapose two designers from a certain period who were competitive, such as Rei Kawakubo and Georgina Godley in the 80s. 

Look back at our BTS Met Ball 2019 pictures below.