The biggest fashion night of the year has been postponed.
Every year, A-listers descend on The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Met Gala. Usually taking place on the first Monday of May, this year’s event has been postponed due to concerns around Coronavirus.
“Due to the unavoidable and responsible decision by the Metropolitan Museum to close its doors, About Time, and the opening night gala, will not take place on the date scheduled,” Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour wrote in a statement, published Monday, March 16.
The Met Gala joins a slew of other high profile events – such asCoachella – to be canceled because of Coronavirus.
Whilst the new date has not yet been announced, we do know the theme: About Time: Fashion and Duration.
This year will be the Met Gala’s 150th anniversary. On show this year will be 160 fashion pieces from women over the last century and a half.
“It’s a reimagining of fashion history that’s fragmented, discontinuous, and heterogeneous,” Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Andrew Bolton said. “I wanted to do an exhibition focused on the collection, but not a traditional masterworks exhibition. Something that connects to the zeitgeist, and what people are talking about now.”