The Metropolitan Museum of Art confirms that it has postponed this year’s Met Gala indefinitely.
The annual fundraiser was set to take place on May 4. This year’s theme was “About Time: Fashion and Duration.”
“The Museum will remain closed through Saturday, April 4. Additionally, the CDC advised over the weekend that there should not be any gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks. In deference to this guidance, all programs and events through May 15 will be canceled or postponed,” a museum spokesperson said in a statement.
“One day that will not arrive on schedule will be the opening of the Costume Institute’s exhibition, About Time,” Vogue editor-in-chief and gala co-chair Anna Wintour said in a statement. “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. In the meantime, we will give you a preview of this extraordinary exhibition in our forthcoming May issue.”