The theme for next year’s Met Gala has been announced

Met Gala 2020: Emma Stone, Meryl Streep & More Stars to Co-Chair

Met Gala 2020: Emma Stone, Meryl Streep & More Stars to Co-Chair

In celebration of the Costume Institute's 150th anniversary, the theme is "About Time: Fashion and Duration", which according to the New York Times, is inspired in part by the novels of Virginia Woolf and the theories of the early-20th-century French philosopher Henri Bergson. "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".

With fashion aficionados like Billy Porter, Lady Gaga and Zendaya (who rocked a Cinderella ensemble for this year's Camp theme), next year's event will likely make for some interesting grayscale looks as the exhibition attempts to detail the "linear chronology of fashion" and focus on "the fast, fleeting rhythm of fashion".

Wanting to challenge the way we think about fashion history Andrew Bolton, Head Curator of the Met's Art's Costume Institute said the show is about "reimagining of fashion history that's fragmented, discontinuous, and heterogeneous".

Fashion fans, wait not more! For instance, a black silk faille princess-line dress from the late 1870's will be paired with an Alexander McQueen "Bumster" skirt from 1995.

Last year's theme was camp, while the prior year's was Catholicism.

The museum described its choice as a reflection on the ephemeral nature of fashion. 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.

The exhibition will close with a section on the future of fashion to explore the topic of longevity and sustainability.