The Met Gala for this year that was to be held on the 4th of May has been officially postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
The Met Gala or Costume Gala is one of fashion’s biggest fundraiser red-carpet festivals that sees the participation of many celebrities from around the world and annually takes place around the first week of May. The fundraiser festival takes place to support the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute that holds more than 2 million works of art some of which are over 5000 years old.
However, this year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City has announced that due to instruction of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to avoid or ban social gathering of more than 50 people or more for the next few weeks to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, Met Gala has been postponed indefinitely and will take place later.
The theme for this year’s Met Gala was “About Time: Fashion and Duration.”
On Monday, Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine Vouge stated, “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.”
Previously, The Met Gala was postponed in 1963 following the assassination of the US President J.F Kennedy and in 2002 following the tragic 9/11 event.
Currently, there are 244,799 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus around the world.