Met Gala, also known as Met Ball is a fundraising event for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York.
Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, one more major annual event gets removed from the calendar. Met Gala, the fashion party which was bound to happen on 4th May 2020 has been canceled. It now becomes one of the many events which, have either been pushed to future dates or have been canceled as the virus restricts large gatherings.
Met Gala was first postponed in March 2020 in the light of the widespread of COVID-19, but Met announced on Tuesday that the event has been entirely called off due to the global health crisis.
The Costume Institute’s exhibit for this year, “About Time: Fashion and Duration”, which were to set the theme for the 2020 program, will now open on October 29 and run through February 7, 2021.
The event was supposed to be hosted by personalities like Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere. The exhibit was originally bound to happen from May 7 to September 7 and explore “how clothes generate temporal associations that conflate the past, present, and future”
A spokeswoman for the Mettold WWD explained that the 2021 gala will focus on next year’s Costume Institute exhibition, which has not yet been announced.