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As time goes by: the Met Gala, Einstein, and owning change

By Lisa Van Dusen      

Albert Einstein said that time could not be absolutely defined. That doesn’t mean it can’t be leveraged as a political commodity.

The annual Met Gala draws big names wearing big outfits, like Lady Gaga, pictured in 2019. This year the theme for the event is time, a relevant choice for a moment in history when the larger world’s tango with time seems to swing between Nick Pileggi meets Pina Bausch and Soviet soldiers dancing to Benny Hill, writes Lisa Van Dusen. Screenshot courtesy of CNN

The annual Met Gala, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s glittery fundraiser and red-carpet bonfire, has not lately been known for going small. The theme of the 2020 Gala, to be held May 4, is time. Specifically, “About Time: Fashion and Duration”—an exploration of the linear and cyclical rhythm of fashion’s dance with time, with an assist from Virginia Woolf.

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