Last two months ago, Vogue announced the indefinite postponement of The Met Gala due to the rising cases of COVID-19. Now, with the continuous and rapid spread of the virus, The Met confirmed via a statement that the gathering is officially canceled citing the global health crisis as the main reason for the decision.
About Time: Fashion and Duration was set to be the theme for 2020, in honor of the Louis Vuitton-sponsored exhibition, which was a “reimagining of fashion history,” says Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton.
The Costume Institute’s “About Time” exhibition was also slated to open on October 29 along with the celebration of the museum’s 150th anniversary, though the Met’s website still bore the same schedule for the said exhibit, no tours, talks, concerts, and events will take place at the venue throughout the rest of the year.
During its first announcement the originally slated for May 4, the gathering was postponed in order to avoid gatherings of 50 people or more, as per health guidance around the outbreak of the new coronavirus, “all programs and events through May 15 will be canceled or postponed.” The decision follows an announcement made by the Metropolitan Museum last Friday, March 13, that the museum will be shutting its doors until April 4.
The gathering will still be spearheaded by Anna Wintour alongside her co-hosts include Nicolas Ghesquière of Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton‘s brand ambassador, Emma Stone, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Meryl Streep- which would have been her very first Met Gala.
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