Meryl Streep is about to attend her first Met Gala in 2020.
The actress, 70, has shockingly by no means made an look on the annual occasion on the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork. Nevertheless, she’s assured to stroll up the Met steps on the primary Monday in Could subsequent yr, as she was introduced on Thursday as one of many hosts of the occasion.
Streep will function co-chair of the 2020 gala alongside Emma Stone and fellow first-timer Lin-Manuel Miranda, in addition to dressmaker Nicolas Ghesquière of Louis Vuitton; the French trend model can also be underwriting the Could four occasion. Anna Wintour will function the perennial chairwoman of the occasion, a title she has held since 1995.
Whereas previous themes have explored the ideas of camp, punk, Catholicism and extra, subsequent yr’s is maybe applicable for Streep’s delayed debut: “About Time: Trend and Period.”
“Using Henri Bergson’s idea of l. a. durée (period), it will discover how garments generate temporal associations that conflate previous, current, and future,” in accordance with the Met’s announcement. Virginia Woolf will function the “ghost narrator” of the exhibition, with quotes from her time-based books together with “Orlando,” “Mrs. Dalloway” and “To the Lighthouse” showing all through the exhibition.
Although Wintour famously recoils from black, the exhibition will use a timeline of monochromatic black ensembles to chronicle “the progressive timescale of modernity” and reveal “the quick, fleeting rhythm of trend.” It will be punctuated with all-white clothes that “predate or postdate these in black, however relate to 1 one other by form, motif, materials, sample, method, or ornament.”
The exhibition will conclude with a piece on the way forward for trend.
In addition to nabbing Streep, the upcoming occasion marks a landmark 150th anniversary for the museum. To rejoice, the establishment will present a collection of exhibitions that highlight each the masterworks already in its collections in addition to new acquisitions made as a part of the 2020 Collections Initiative in honor of the anniversary, in accordance with Vogue.