Future Fashion Exhibition Host the Metropolitan Museum in 2020
Metropolitan Museum of New York prepares its famous fashion exhibition whose previous gala has become an unprecedented show. If the concept chosen last year was the camp, whose ambiguity allowed celebrities to unleash all possible creativity on the red carpet, in 2020 the show, titled About Time: Fashion and Duration, focuses more on exploring the relationship of fashion and the passage of time.
About Time: Fashion and Duration. The title of the Met 2020 Gala has already been revealed. As announced by the exhibition’s curator, Andrew Bolton, it will travel the last century and a half of fashion history through “a fragmented, discontinuous and heterogeneous timeline. ” A dress code that, therefore, invites to make a nod to history without neglecting fantasy, an essential ingredient of the entire Gala Met.
The Orlando movie, based on the homonymous novel by Virginia Woolf, will be the key reference of the show. It was precisely watching the film, starring the great Tilda Swinton, when Orlando had the idea of the theme. Vionnet or Poiret designs will coexist in the showcases with those of John Galliano or Valentino, comparing decades and styles. A total of 160 garments divided into two large groups: one dominated by black and dated from 1870 until 2020 and another, inverse and starred by white with some brushstroke of color.
Success and failure will be another of the points to explore in the exhibition that brings to light the historical competitiveness of great figures such as Chanel or Patou in the 20s or that of Rei Kawakubo and Georgina Godley in the 80s, struggles to dressmakers in which only one of the parties could be consecrated.
Who will be the hosts? The director of Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière, actresses Meryl Streep and Emma Stone and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda have already been confirmed. The first Monday of May, being faithful to tradition, will be the inaugural gala that this year has the incentive to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Museum.
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Metropolitan Museum of New York prepares its famous fashion exhibition whose previous gala has become an unprecedented show.