Bad news for fashion fans! Met Gala 2020, much-awaited annual fashion event has officially been postponed. The star-studded event was slated for May 5, 2020.
In an Instagram post, Vogue announced the postponement of their annual event.
“BREAKING: The annual #MetGala, scheduled to take place on May 4, has been postponed indefinitely,” Vogue wrote.
Met Gala 2020 postponement
Anna Wintour, Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief has also issued her statement on American Vogue.
“Due to the unavoidable and responsible decision by the Metropolitan Museum to close its doors, About Time, and the opening night gala, will not take place on the date scheduled.”
Prior to this announcement, the Met Museum has released a statement that there will be no gathering for the next eight weeks.
“We will be closing all three locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters—temporarily starting tomorrow, March 13, to support New York City’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Museum will undertake a thorough cleaning and plans to announce next steps early next week.
“While we don’t have any confirmed cases connected to the Museum, we believe that we must do all that we can to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community, which at this time calls for us to minimize gatherings while maintaining the cleanest environment possible. We look forward to soon announcing when we’ll be able to welcome our staff and visitors back to the Museum.”
—Dan Weiss, President and CEO
Moreover, a spokesperson of the museum shared with CNN that “the Center for Disease Control (CDC) advised over the weekend that there should not be any gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks. In deference to this guidance, all programs and events through May 15 will be canceled or postponed.”
The third time in history
For the record, this is the third time in the history that Met Gala has been postponed. The famous fashion gathering annually happens on the first Monday in May.
According to CNN, the first time it occurred was in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and in 2002, after 9/11.
In fact, this year’s supposed Met Gala theme was About Time. This is in honor of the Louis Vuitton-sponsored exhibition, a ‘reimagining of fashion history.’
The event was set to be co-chaired by Anna, Nicolas Ghesquière, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, and Emma Stone.