Remember when we told you that the Met Gala had been postponed, and that while people waited for a new date, they made their own gowns as part of the Met challenge on the day that was meant to host the event?
Well we have some slightly bad news: it’s official, the event has been downright cancelled for this year.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which hosts the event to tie in with their new fashion exhibition every year, announced via Vogue that 2020’s event was completely cancelled ‘due to the global health crisis’.
However there is some good news, the corresponding exhibition, About Time: Fashion and Duration, will still be taking place, and it’s a milestone one as it celebrates the Met’s 150th anniversary.
It will be slightly delayed though to make sure the museum has plenty of time to re-open (the museum has announced this will be mid-August), and will be held between 29th October until 7th February 2021.
Met president Daniel H. Weiss told the publication, ‘The Met has endured much in its 150 years and today continues as a beacon of hope for the future. This museum is also a profound reminder of the strength of the human spirit and the power of art to offer comfort, inspiration, and community. As we endure these challenging and uncertain times, we are encouraged by looking forward to the day when we can once again welcome all to enjoy the Met’s collection and exhibitions.’
This isn’t the first time that the Met Gala has been cancelled though, as it didn’t happen in both 1963 and 2002, following President Kennedy’s assassination and the 9/11 terrorist attack.