The 2020 Met Gala Has Been Postponed

The biggest night in fashion has been postponed.

For the first time since 2005, the "first Monday in May" will not be the date of Vogue's annual Met Gala.

On Monday (March 16), Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, officially announced that the gala be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"One day that will not arrive on schedule will be the opening of the Costume Institute’s exhibition, About Time. 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," she wrote on Vogue.com. "In the meantime, we will give you a preview of this extraordinary exhibition in our forthcoming May issue."

The Metropolitan Museum released a follow-up statement to CNN on Monday, writing, "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."

The news comes amid the wave of canceled and postponed events worldwide due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

To keep up to date on the latest news about the coronavirus and to understand what you need to stay safe and healthy, check out the Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction podcast from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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