The 2020 Met Gala Is Basically Meryl Streep-Themed

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The gala launches the spring exhibit, which will run from May 7 through September 7.

Next year, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep will be co-chairs at the coveted event. It will be structured around the conceptual thinking of the French philosopher Henri Bergson, who conceived of time as a thing that flows and accumulates and is resistant to the process of being fractured. The forthcoming exhibition was inspired by the 1992 Sally Potter film Orlando, which was based on the novel by Virginia Woolf.

While past themes have explored the concepts of camp, punk, Catholicism and more, next year's is perhaps appropriate for Streep's delayed debut: "About Time: Fashion and Duration".

The annual Met Gala - which takes place on the first Monday in May and is often described as the "Oscars of fashion" - sees the worlds of fashion and celebrity collide at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in celebration of the Costume Institute's spring exhibition.

Kim Kardashian, Katie Holmes and Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas were among the stars to attend the 2019 Met Gala in May.

Andrew Bolton, the Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute, says the event will be "a reimagining of fashion history that's fragmented, discontinuous, and heterogeneous". "It not only reflects and represents the spirit of the times, but it also changes and develops with the times".

Activities related to The Met's 150th anniversary will be featured on The Met's website at metmuseum.org/150, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #Met150. Previous themes included 2017's "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between", with contrasting designs, and 2016's "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology", featuring handmade and machine-made looks.

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