It's been an exciting couple of days for fashion folks far and wide, as the theme for the 2020 Met Gala has been officially announced. This upcoming year, the name of the game is "About Time: Fashion and Duration" and aims to inspire attendees to disect how fashion has changed and developed over the decades.
Based on what we know so far, it's bound to be a very interesting turnout with tons of different takes on the philosophical motif. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute curator, Andrew Bolton, spoke to The New York Times about the concept, explaining that fashion and time are inextricably connected. "It not only reflects and represents the spirit of the times, but it also changes and develops with the times," he told the publication.
Additionally, Bolton said it was largely influenced by the works of Virginia Woolf and theories of the famed 20th-century French philosopher Henri Bergson. As you might expect, the event will feature myriad historic clocks — including one that will greet people as they arrive — as well as excerpts from Woolf emblazoned on the walls.
In other news: The co-chairs for the iconic fashion affair were announced, too: actresses Emma Stone and Meryl Streep, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Louis Vuitton's creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière.
As a reminder, the Met Gala goes down on the first Monday of May each year, so go ahead and mark your calendar for May 7, 2020, now. As for whether everyone will show up dressed as a clock, we'll just have to wait and see — but something tells us people are going to have some major fun with this one.
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Originally Appeared on Allure