Vogue finally announced that this year’s Met Gala will be out on-hold indefinitely due to the recent cases of COVID-19 that has been happening in the world.
Anna Wintour, the chair of the Met Gala, announced no future date for the annual benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Originally slated for May 4, 2020, the most anticipated gathering, announced last Monday, that 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 supposed Met Gala for this year 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.
This is the third time in history that the event, famously known for taking place on the first Monday in May, which even garnered its own documentary, has been postponed. The first time it occurred was in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and in 2002, after 9/11.