Is the 2020 Met Gala Canceled or Postponed? Here’s What To Know About Fashion’s Biggest Night

With the surge in coronavirus cases, some events have since been canceled or postponed to prevent further spreading, including Coachella and the remaining NHL and NBA games. Is the Met Gala officially canceled? Will celebrities walk the pink carpet later during the year? Here’s how fans are responding on social media.

Zendaya attends the 2019 Met Gala celebrating 'Camp: Notes on Fashion'
Zendaya attends the 2019 Met Gala celebrating ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ | Gotham/GC Images

The Met Gala has been postponed ‘until further notice’

As the Met’s 150th anniversary, this year’s theme was appropriately titled, “About Time: Fashion and Duration.” It would be partly inspired by English writer Virginia Woolf and the theories of the early-20th-century French philosopher Henri Bergson.

However, due to the surge in coronavirus cases in both the United States and abroad, the Met Gala has been postponed “until further notice.” It was originally scheduled for May 4, 2020.

According to Vogue, “the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised over the weekend that there should not be any gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks, the museum has decided, according to a Met spokesperson, that ‘in deference to this guidance, all programs and events through May 15 will be canceled or postponed,’ including the gala.”

Lady Gaga arrives for the 2019 Met Gala celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion
Lady Gaga arrives for the 2019 Met Gala celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion | Karwai Tang/Getty Images

Fashion designers have since announced their involvement with coronavirus relief and prevention efforts

There’s no word regarding when, exactly, this event will take place. In the meantime, some fashion designers are doing their part to aid in the coronavirus relief and prevention efforts. Louis Vuitton announced they would use their perfume production line to create hand sanitizers to be delivered to health authorities, free of charge.

WWD reports, “Donatella Versace and her daughter, Allegra Versace Beck, made a 200,000 euro donation on March 13 to the intensive care unit of Milan’s San Raffaele hospital.” Other companies and designers, including Georgio Armani, Bulgari, and Gucci chief executive officer Marco Bizzarri donated to various causes since the outbreak.

Celebrities scheduled to appear at the event have since come forward to promote healthy habits and “social distancing.” Lady Gaga shared on Instagram that for the time being, she’s self-quarantining away from her parents and grandparents.

Fans shared their reactions to the news of the Met Gala being postponed

When the Met Gala became “postponed” until further notice, it became a top trending topic on Twitter. Some fans took to the social media platform, sharing their thoughts regarding the biggest night in fashion and their decision to postpone the event.

“Everybody who was invited to the met gala should all drop their looks on [Instagram] the first Monday in May,” one Twitter user said.

“So you’re telling the most legendary night for Stan Twitter aka the MET GALA is apparently being canceled? I’m… outta here right now,” another Twitter user wrote.

“Well, the Met Gala might be canceled this year, so here are some bathroom selfies from past years,” another Twitter user said, sharing pictures of celebrities at the event.

More information about the Met Gala will, presumably, be announced in the coming weeks.