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Covid-19 effect: Met Gala 2020 officially called off due to 'global health crisis'

The annual fundraising gala was postponed in March.

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Last Updated: May 20, 2020, 03.33 PM IST
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The event, which was supposed to take place on May 4, joins the long list of industry programmes and festivals that have been severely affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The event, which was supposed to take place on May 4, joins the long list of industry programmes and festivals that have been severely affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
NEW YORK: The annual Met Gala, the fashion party which benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, has officially been cancelled.

The event, which was supposed to take place on May 4, joins the long list of industry programmes and festivals that have been severely affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The annual fundraising gala was postponed in March but the Met announced on Tuesday that this year's event has been called off entirely "due to the global health crisis", reported Entertainment Weekly.

The Costume Institute's exhibit for this year, "About Time: Fashion and Duration", which would have set the theme for the 2020 program, will now open on October 29 and run through February 7, 2021.

The likes of Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Louis Vuitton's creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere were set as the hosts for the event.

The exhibit was earlier set to be open from May 7 to September 7 and explore "how clothes generate temporal associations that conflate the past, present, and future" from 1870 to the present.

A spokeswoman for the Met told WWDÂ that the 2021 gala will be focused on next year's Costume Institute exhibition, which has not yet been announced.

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7 May, 2019
The 2019 Met Gala saw stars bring their best fashion game to the pink carpet keeping in theme with this year's theme 'Camp: Notes on Fashion'. The theme was inspired by a seminal 1964 essay by American author Susan Sontag in which she describes the phenomenon as something that shan't be talked about: "To talk about Camp is therefore to betray it." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, whose yearly bash welcomes over-the-top looks based on a theme, saw pink and gold, trains, fringe and fur as the gala kicked off in New York City. Singer Lady Gaga, Gucci designer Alessandro Michele, British singer Harry Styles and tennis superstar Serena Williams joined Vogue editor Anna Wintour in co-chairing the event, which raises money for the Costume Institute. In Pic (L to R): Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Lady Gaga.
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