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Listen, fashion lovers! On Tuesday, March 10, Costume Institute's director of foreign affairs, Nancy Chilton, said The cut that the Met 2020 Gala is still on Monday, May 4th. But on March 13, a Met spokesman revealed the Harper's Bazaar that the main event is "under review", which means it could be canceled after all.
All Met Museum events scheduled between now and April 3 have been canceled and all events that will take place after that date are being reconsidered, including the famous Met Gala.
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"Given the uncertain public health environment, we will continually review which museum events beyond April 3 will be canceled or postponed," Chilton told the agency. "We hope for the best, but health and public safety are our first priorities."
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The show must go on! Despite growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus (also known as Covid-19), it is confirmed that Met Metala 2020 is still happening. The annual star-studded event will take place on Monday, May 4, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Nancy Chilton, director of foreign affairs at the Costume Institute, confirmed the news to The Cut in a statement published on Tuesday, March 10.
Chilton continued: "Of course, we will remain attentive to the situation".
Even though the Met Gala is taking place, it does not mean that all cautious A-listers participate – especially if the virus continues to spread.
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The Met Gala is one of the few major events that remains unchanged. Prada and Gucci canceled their fashion shows in 2021 and Versace, Giorgio Armani and Chanel postponed the shows in the coming months.
Outside the fashion world, cancellation announcements and date changes keep coming. For example: Coachella will now take place in October instead of April, and South by Southwest will be canceled entirely. Movies, concerts and meetings everywhere are being rescheduled (or completely eliminated) to stop the scary virus from spreading.
But those who want normalcy in such a stressful time look forward to this year's gala, especially after the theme was officially announced in November. Vogue revealed that this year's exhibition and gala are centered on the idea of "Time: fashion and duration".
British museum curator Andrew Bolton told Vogue that the Met Gala will be "a re-creation of fragmented, discontinuous and heterogeneous fashion history". He revealed that his inspiration for the theme came from the 1992 film Orlando, based on Virginia Woolf's 1928 novel of the same name.
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"There is a wonderful scene in which Tilda Swinton enters the maze in an 18th century French woman's tunic, and as she travels through it, her clothes change to the mid 19th century dress and she resurfaces in 1950s England." explained. "That's where the original idea came from."
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