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Met Gala 2020: All you need to know about the 72nd edition

On Monday May 4th, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will host the MET Gala 2020, which celebrates a century and a half of Fashion History. Date, place, guests of honor ... Here is everything you need to know a few weeks from the day J.
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Where and when will the MET Gala 2020 be held?

Since its first edition in 1948, MET Gala has been held every first Monday of May in the heart of New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2020, the biggest fashion event of the year falls on May 4th. He will inaugurate as usual the annual exhibition of the Costume Institute, which this time celebrates a century and a half of fashion history, presented on a timeline "disruptive."

What is the theme of MET Gala 2020 and its exhibition?

After "Camp: Notes on Fashion", honored in 2019 - we remember the four outfits unveiled in less than 15 minutes by Lady Gaga on the red carpet - the Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicates its 2020 theme to a fashion trip in time. Orchestrated around the theme "About Time: Fashion and Duration", the exhibition will be " a reinvention of the history of fashion, fragmented, discontinuous and heterogeneous ", according to Andrew Bolton , chief curator of the Costume Institute.

As he told Vogue , he found the inspiration in Orlando ( Sally Potter , 1993), a film based on the new eponymous Virginia Woolf , in which it is about travel back in time. One scene in particular caught Bolton's attention: " There is a wonderful scene in which Tilda Swinton enters a labyrinth dressed in an eighteenth-century French dress, and as she runs, her clothes change. in a dress of the mid-nineteenth When it emerges from the labyrinth, it is dressed in the English fashion of the 1850s, which is where the original idea [of the exhibition] came from. "
 


The latter, organized with the support of Louis Vuitton , will be divided into two sections. The first will include a series of entirely black silhouettes, exhibited on a timeline from 1870 to 2020. As for the second, it will be mainly composed of white sets, raised here and there by colorful looks (" folds in time ") , according to Bolton ), and will be part of a concept of counter-chronology. In total, 160 clothes will be presented, opposing designers from different eras. Azzedine Alaïa will face Madeleine Vionnet , while Paul Poiret will converse with John Galliano . For the scenography, Andrew Bolton has called on Es Devlin , visual artist and scenographer, who will be responsible for the design of the exhibition. A logical choice according to the curator, as he explained to Vogue : " His creative process often refers to the complexity of time. "

Who will host the MET Gala 2020?

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Emma Stone and Nicolas Ghesquière at the Met Gala 2019 © Taylor Hill / FilmMagic

After Lady Gaga , Harry Styles , Alessandro Michele - artistic director of Gucci - and Serena Williams , it is the turn of Nicolas Ghesquière , artistic director of the women's collections of Louis Vuitton , Meryl Streep , Emma Stone and Lin-Manuel Miranda to be the hosts of this new edition of MET Gala, always co-chaired by Anna Wintour .

Have celebrities already chosen their looks?

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© Karwai Tang / Getty Images

Little information has been disclosed about the red carpet looks of celebrities invited to this exceptional event. The theme is largely centered on the history of fashion through half a century. The latter therefore encourages to opt for bold creations, playing on anachronism. However, it is especially to Rihanna and Lady Gaga that all eyes will be riveted when they arrive on the red carpet. The first is a regular at the event since 2007, but it was only in 2015, when she wore her spectacular yellow dress signed Guo Pei Couture she began to stand out. Over the years, she has asserted her style while respecting the theme, to the point that, in 2018, she opted for a cult creation signed Margiela by John Galliano , and inspired by the Pope himself. As for Lady Gaga , she made the show for no less than 15 minutes on the red carpet of the 2019 edition, successively revealing four different outfits to end up in sewing underwear. No doubt artists will opt for such eccentric looks this year.

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