The Met Gala has been postponed. On Monday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art costume institute announced that the event with the typical stars will not continue with their benefits, which was originally planned for May 4.
To date, the Trump administration has advised people not to gather in groups of more than 10 people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have also called for nationwide cessation of gatherings of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks because of the spreading potential of coronavirus.
"In view of this guide, all programs and events will be canceled or postponed until May 15," a spokesman for the museum told FN.
According to Vogue, who works with the Met at the benefit gala, the event will be postponed indefinitely.
On March 13, the Metropolitan Museum of Art temporarily closed all three locations – Met Fifth Avenue, Met Breuer and Met Cloisters – to support New York's efforts to curb the proliferation of COVID-19. The museum said it said it would do a thorough cleaning and "would remain closed until Saturday, April 4th."
The Met Gala joins the long list of postponements and cancellations around the world after the coronavirus outbreak.
Other fashion events, including Jeffrey Kalinsky's JeffreyQ Cares LGBTQ advantage, were postponed, as was Los Angeles Fashion Week, which was scheduled for March.
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