Lin-Manuel Miranda Named Met Gala Co-Chair: WTF Will He Wear?
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a fashion retrospective spanning the past century-and-a-half using 160 pieces of women’s clothing. Most of the showcase will be comprised of the museum’s holdings, with approximately 30% being gifted by designers and collectors for the exhibition, according to The New York Times.
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“About Time: Fashion and Duration,” is inspired by the novels of Virginia Woolf and random French philosophy. We know, but stick with us. Andrew Bolton, the Wendy Yu curator for the Costume Institute, told Vogue, “What I like about Woolf’s version of time is the idea of a continuum. There’s no beginning, middle, or end. It’s one big fat middle. I always felt the same about fashion. Fashion is the present.”
Mr. Bolton’s theme may be lofty but he is damn right about fashion being cyclical. If JNCO jeans can resurface a decade later as $755 Balenciaga anything is possible.
Many are often mystified by the Met Gala theme and yet still take pleasure in ruthlessly critiquing attendees.
The preemptive shade began as the gala’s cochairs were announced: Nicolas Ghesquiére of Louis Vuitton, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anna Wintour, of course.
Imagining what Lin-Manuel, the creator of Hamilton, will come up with set the internet en fuego. He’s already teased his inspo. Are you on board?