5 Playlists Inspired by the 2020 Met Gala Theme, “About Time: Fashion and Duration”

To commemorate a very different first Monday in May this year, 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.”

Hailey Bieber, Alton Mason, Karen Elson, Paloma Elsesser, and Imaan Hammam all answered the call, collecting their musical favorites from across the decades.

Alton Mason

“What makes these songs so timeless is because of how new they feel no matter the day, month, or year. Most of these songs are throwbacks, but still they reflect the energy, the vibe, and the times of now—making them timeless. All of these artists are so original, experimental, and soulful; those are the elements I want to reflect in my music.”

Listen to Alton Mason’s playlist on Spotify:

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Karen Elson

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Paloma Elsesser

“Timeless music, to me, is embodied by how songs can stay relevant at different stages of your life. The songs I’ve listed here have carried me through so many sacred moments—from my first kiss to riding ferries in Greece.”