MET GALA 2020: One of the biggest fashion's night, The Met Gala that was previously scheduled on 4 May 2020. has been Postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Show host 'Anna Wintour' said Monday on Vogue’s website. Met Gala fashion show which was being held without any disruption since 2005, on every first Monday of May, but this year due to the COVID19 show will now be held on a later date. (The Met Gala Postponed) The magazine’s editor-in-chief dropped the news into the bottom of a post she wrote endorsing Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination in which she excoriates President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis.
The move has been taken as a measure to combat the spread of the contagious virus and it is one among the canceled and postponed cultural events around the world amid COVID19. She also added, 'The Met Gala, This year it will not be held on its usual date, the first Monday of May, due to the 'unavoidable and responsible decision by the Metropolitan Museum to close its doors'. The fashion show 'The Met Gala 2020' event is one of the starriest events of the year Attendees last year included Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Serena Williams, Kim Kardashian, Priyanka Chopra and Cardi B.
This year’s exhibition, 'About Time: Fashion and Duration,' is to trace the history of fashion from 1870 to the present in the celebration of the museum’s 150th anniversary. Among the celebrity hosts previously announced are Lin Manuel-Miranda, Meryl Streep and Emma Stone. The gala raises money for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Exhibit and opens the institute’s spring exhibition, which will also be delayed. The museum will remain closed through April 4, a museum spokesperson said Monday in an email, adding 'all programs and events through May 15 are going to be canceled or postponed.'
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Reported by CNN, the annual red carpet event, hosted by Conde Nast’s Anna Wintour, is a celebrity-packed fundraiser for The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The event has been held, without fail since 2005, on the first Monday in May. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised over the weekend that there should not be any gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks. Many of the Hollywood events, concerts and programs have been called off adhering to the advice.