Thanks to coronavirus, let’s just call 2020 the year of canceled!
From the NBA season to March Madness to the school year, everything has been put on hold since the pandemic hit a few weeks ago. That also includes the 2020 Met Gala.
As we previously reported, the announcement was made on Monday (March 16) days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ordered Americans to practice social distancing to help stop the spread of this potentially deadly virus.
“In deference to this guidance, all programs and events through May 15 will be canceled or postponed,” a spokesperson from the MET Gala told Vogue.
Vogue EIC Anna Wintour stressed that this was the “responsible decision.”
“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,” she wrote.
But don’t fret y’all! You can still get in on some of the Met Gala fun tonight by watching tonight’s virtual event on Vogue’s YouTube Channel or recreating your own look for the #MetGalaChallenge.