Tuesday, 12 November, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Co-Chair 2020 Met Gala

Meryl Streep Emma Stone Lin Manuel Miranda CREDIT Rex Shutterstock
Adrian Cunningham | 10 November, 2019, 03:58

The Met exhibit will be launched several days after the event, on May 7, and will run until September 7.

Next year, the famed Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City celebrates its 150th anniversary.

The concept borrows from "Henri Bergson's concept of la durée (duration)" and "will explore how clothes generate temporal associations that conflate past, present, and future".

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".

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The exhibition, according to Vogue, will "showcase a century-and-a-half of fashion history culled from its archive and presented along a "disruptive" timeline". The Met Gala, of course, is always tied to an exhibition that commemorates the institution's continued existence: this year's theme nodded to the notion of camp that was first popularized by Susan Sontag. "It not only reflects and represents the spirit of the times, but it also changes and develops with the times". The music mogul skipped last year's showing, leaving fans with only the photos of her jewel-encrusted papacy-inspired look from her 2018 visit, fitting well with the theme of "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination".

The exhibit will use the writings of Virginia Woolf to further examine the concept of time.

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.

After the co-chairs were announced, Miranda, the 39-year-old creator of Hamilton who is also making his debut at the event, took to Twitter to express his excitement.