Fashion’s biggest night of nights that sees celebrities from around the world dress up in their most outrageous outfits has been CANCELLED!
The Met Gala, which is held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on the first Monday in May each year, has been postponed indefinitely according to Vogue.
It was due to be held on May 4 this year, but due to the coronavirus outbreak all events at the museum have been cancelled or postponed until May 15.
It comes after the Met accounted that they would be closing “until further notice” last week after two employees reportedly started showing symptoms of the virus.
In an internal email sent out to Met staffers, it was announced that the Museum itself would be “closed through Saturday, April 4” and that following advice from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that there should be no gatherings of 50 people or more over the next eight weeks, “all programs and events through May 15 will be canceled or postponed”.
The 2020 gala was due to have Emma Stone and Meryl Streep as co-chairs, while Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, Louis Vuitton artistic director Nicholas Ghesquiere and Anna Winter would also help organise this year’s event.
The theme for the 150th annual Met Gala was also announced by the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art back in November 2019 and was due to be, About Time: Fashion and Duration.
The Met Gala is easily one of the most star-studded events and it brings together the biggest names in movies, fashion, sports, music and more for an evening celebrating the arts.
The Met Gala is the latest event to be cancelled due to the coronavirus, with Coachella Music Festival being moved to October.
Here in Sydney, the Easter Show and Vivid have also been cancelled.