Fashion’s arguably biggest night, also known as the Met Gala, has been postponed indefinitely. The Met Gala, which is always held at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, was scheduled to take place on May 4. Unfortunately, the ultraluxe affair has fallen victim to the coronavirus.
Each year A-listers from the fashion and music industries to the television and film world show up at the Met Gala in their most avant-garde ensembles. What seems to be one huge party for stars also celebrates the launch of a new exhibit that correlates to the soiree. This year’s exhibit was titled About Time: Fashion and Duration, which followed 150 years of women’s fashion and was sponsored by Louis Vuitton.
This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised that during the COVID-19 outbreak, there should not be gatherings of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks. With that ultimately landing around May 15, it made the Met Gala eligible for cancellation. This postponement comes after many speculated that the event would be canceled after the museum announced on Friday that it would be shutting its doors temporarily.
The Met Gala cancellation is just another hit to the fashion industry due to coronavirus. According to Business Insider, because of Italy’s lockdown, the luxury fashion market is expected to lose $45 billion in sales this year.
Although we won’t be able to tweet about this year’s fashions, we can still reminisce about last year’s ensembles that we can’t get out of our minds. Check out our favorite Met Gala 2019 looks below:
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