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The Met Gala Has Been Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The Met Gala Has Been Postponed Due to Coronavirus

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The annual Met Gala, which is attended by the world’s biggest stars, was due to be held on May 4 but the Metropolitan Museum of Art has reportedly told staff it will be canceled.

Vogue magazine reports that staff was told in an internal email that the gala would be canceled after the Centers for Disease Control advised that no gatherings of more than 50 people should take place within the next eight weeks, leading the museum to cancel or postpone all programs and events through to May 15.

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Katy Perry attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Getty Images)

Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nicolas Ghesquiere, who is Louis Vuitton‘s artistic director, and Anna Wintour were expected to serve as co-chairs for the popular event.

The museum announced Thursday it was closing “until further notice” after two of its employees became ill with possible coronavirus infections.

“Due to the unavoidable and responsible decision by the Metropolitan Museum to close its doors, About Time, and the opening night gala, will be postponed to a later date,” wrote co-chair Anna Wintour in Vogue.

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Rihanna attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Getty Images)

According to an email to staff, the museum would be closed through April 4 and all events and programs through May 15 would be postponed or canceled in accordance with CDC guidelines.

The Met Gala red carpet is usually studded with Hollywood elite. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Serena Williams, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and many more stars show up in their most unique fashions.

“It’s a reimagining of fashion history that’s fragmented, discontinuous, and heterogeneous,” said Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute, according to Vogue, which announced the theme in February.

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Lizzo attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

A new date for the 2020 gala has not yet been announced.

“In the meantime, we will give you a preview of this extraordinary exhibition in our forthcoming May issue,” said Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, which organizes the annual gala.



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