The Met Gala has been postponed

Written by on March 17, 2020

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Anna Wintour attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashionat Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

One of the biggest nights on the fashion calendar, the Met Gala, will not go ahead as scheduled on May 4, 2020. The news follows a wave of canceled and postponed cultural events around the world due to coronavirus.

The annual red carpet event, hosted by Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, is a celebrity-packed fundraiser for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since 2005, the event has been held, without fail, on the first Monday in May — it also marks the launch of its spring exhibition. This year’s exhibition, “About Time: Fashion and Duration,” is sponsored by luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton. It has been billed as a journey through the history of fashion from 1870 to the present.

Met Gala red carpet: A history of one of New York’s most glamorous affairs but on Friday the Metropolitan Museum announced it would be shutting its doors temporarily, causing speculation that the gala’s organizers would follow suit.

 Writing on Vogue.com on Monday, Wintour confirmed that the fundraiser would not be held as planned.”Due to the unavoidable and responsible decision by the Metropolitan Museum to close its doors, About Time, and the opening night gala, will be postponed to a later date,” she wrote, adding that the magazine would nonetheless be previewing the “extraordinary exhibition” in its May issue.

via CNN

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