Next Year’s Met Gala Theme Revealed

by MR Magazine Staff

The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City has announced the theme of the 2020 Met Gala and the accompanying Costume Institute exhibition: “About Time: Fashion and Duration.”The exhibition — which will be part of the Met’s 150th anniversary celebrations — will trace the history of fashion from 1870 to the present, along what the museum calls a “disruptive timeline.”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.” The catalogue will include a new short story by Michael Cunningham, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his novel, “The Hours,” which was inspired by Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway.” Read more at CNN.