The Met Gala will not go ahead as scheduled on May 4, 2020, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 globally. 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, on the first Monday in May — it also marks the launch of its spring exhibition, reports cnn.com.
This year’s exhibition, “About Time: Fashion and Duration”, is sponsored by luxury fashion label Louis Vuitton. It has been billed as a journey through the history of fashion from 1870 to the present.
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. (IANS)