Few things beat the Met Gala red carpet. The entire event is an ode to fashion, and the crème de la crème of the fashion and entertainment industry pull out all the stops to embrace the theme of the event every year. And with the 2020 Met Gala coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art, we had a feeling that this was going to be a big year.
The theme of the highly-anticipated event, 'About Time: Fashion and Duration’ is set to commemorate The Met’s 150-year milestone. According to The New York Times, the theme will partly be inspired by two of the 20th century’s most prominent personalities: modernist author Virginia Woolf and French philosopher Henri Bergson. The event will mark the launch of a curated exhibit at the museum featuring 160 pieces of women’s clothing from a 150-year period.
Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep is set to chair the prolific event, and the occasion will mark the very first time that the esteemed actress will attend the gala. The Devil Wears Prada star will be the latest addition to the Met Gala’s roster of high-profile chairpersons, with the likes of Amal Clooney, Serena Williams, Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman having taken on the role in previous editions.
Amal Clooney at the 2018 Met Gala