Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone to host 2020 Met Gala

Carla Harmon
November 10, 2019

The gala will be held May 4, with the corresponding exhibition featuring 160 pieces of women's fashion opening to the public May 7.

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". Writer Virginia Woolf will serve as the exhibition's "ghost narrator", while author Michael Cunningham - whose novel The Hours was based on Woolf's Mrs Dalloway - will write a new short story for the exhibition's catalogue.

All we can say is, these ensembles are going to be incredible. For 2020 we will see the NY museum showcase a century and a half of fashion history from its extensive archive, presenting it along a disruptive timeline.

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".

"Fashion is indelibly connected to time", Bolton explained of the theme.

Next year's Met Gala may be the closest we'll ever come to getting a Miranda Priestly moment at the starry event.

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". "It not only reflects and represents the spirit of the times, but it also changes and develops with the times, serving as an especially sensitive and accurate timepiece".

The co-chairs this year include Louis Vutton artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière, Anna Wintour, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone and a big special addition - Meryl Streep!

Activities related to The Met's 150th anniversary will be featured on The Met's website at, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #Met150.

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