The Met Gala, Fashion’s Night Of Nights, Postponed Indefinitely Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Event organisers across the globe are making the wise decision to either cancel or postpone events, no matter how big or small, in order to protect folks from the rising threat of the coronavirus.

The latest big event to be halted is the iconic Met Gala, fashion’s night of nights.

Anna Wintour announced on Monday that in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the much-anticipated opening of the Costume Institute’s ‘About Time’ exhibit, and its accompanying star-studded red carpet, will be postponed indefinitely.

“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,” Wintour wrote in her latest Vogue editor’s letter.

“In the meantime, we will give you a preview of this extraordinary exhibition in our forthcoming May issue.”

The event had been scheduled to take place on May 4 and was going to be hosted by Meryl Streep, Emma Stone and Lin-Manuel Miranda, with Louis Vuitton underwriting the gala.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art also announced that its doors will be closed through April 4, with larger programs and events postponed or cancelled through May 15.