As the first Monday in May approaches, Vogue asked some of our favorite stars to create a playlist featuring timeless songs inspired by the theme of this year’s Met gala and the upcoming Costume Institute exhibition, “About Time: Fashion and Duration.”
True to the theme, Sarah Jessica Parker—whose ingenious looks always make a mark on the Met gala red carpet—cast her musical net far and wide. “I love all these songs,” she tells Vogue. “A diverse list of singers and songwriters from countless decades—some songs not big hits, but they remain on my list, always and forever.”
Whether it’s the indelible “Ain’t No Sunshine” by late soul legend Bill Withers, huge pop hits from the ’80s (Tears for Fears, anyone?), or surprising 2000s tracks from singers like Sufjan Stevens and Fiona Apple, Parker leaves no musical stone unturned. (And you’ll love her Beyoncé pick.)
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This year, because of the global health crisis, the Met gala and the exhibition have been postponed. Instead, on Monday, May 4, Vogue will be revisiting some of the most memorable moments in the history of the event, including the best looks and remarkable celebrity appearances. To conclude the celebration, you’re invited to join Vogue for “A Moment With the Met,” available via livestream exclusively on YouTube. Beginning at 6 p.m. EDT, the evening will feature an address by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, a special live performance by Florence and the Machine, and a DJ set from Virgil Abloh.
Preview the exhibition, as captured by Hamish Bowles and Annie Leibovitz for the May issue of Vogue, here. A new date for the 2020 Met gala is yet to be finalized.