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Met Gala 2020 Officially Canceled After Postponement Due to Pandemic

The 2020 Met Gala will not be happening at all.

After initially being postponed amid the pandemic, the annual event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art confirmed to Vogue on Tuesday (May 19) that it was being called off entirely this year “due to the global health crisis.”

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The event is usually held on the first Monday of May, and was postponed back in March after the museum closed following two employees showing symptoms of the virus. The Met is now hoping to reopen in mid-August “or perhaps a few week later.”

The theme and co-chairs for this year’s Met Gala were announced back in November:About Time: Fashion and Duration. Anna Wintour, French designer Nicolas Ghesquière of Louis Vuitton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep were the co-chairs.

The 2020 Met Gala is hardly the only highly anticipated event canceled this year due to the pandemic. Find out what else…

Pregnant Katy Perry Was Going to Pay Homage to Madonna's Iconic Cone Bra at Met Gala 2020

Katy Perry was planning on attending the 2020 Met Gala and she has shared the look that she was going to wear to the annual event.

The 35-year-old singer, who is pregnant with her first child, was planning on wearing a design by Jean Paul Gaultier and it was going to pay homage to his iconic cone bra.

Gaultier created the cone bra in 1983 and the design that he made for Madonna‘s Blonde Ambition tour in 1990 became one of her most well-known looks.

“what would have been… #TheMetBall2020💔,” Katy captioned the photo on Instagram with a broken heart emoji.

The theme of this year’s gala was going to be “About Time: Fashion and Duration.”

Even though she couldn’t dress up for the Met Gala red carpet, Katy has still been having fun with fashion for the weekly American Idol episodes, which have been filmed at home.

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Julia Roberts Dresses Up in Beautiful Black & White Tiered Gown To Celebrate 2020 Met Gala From Home

Julia Roberts is celebrating the 2020 Met Gala in style.

The 52-year-old actress posted a pic from inside her bathroom wearing a gorgeous black and white gown.

“Here’s me…not going to the Met Ball tonight. #stayhome #yesyoustillhavetostayhome,” Julia captioned the shot, which also sees her toasting to the night in instead of out.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Julia Roberts

Julia attended the Met Gala in 2008, where she was a co-chair with longtime pal George Clooney. She wore an Armani Prive gown and walked the red carpet with Giorgio Armani at the event.

See pics of Julia at the 2008 Met Gala in the gallery below!

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Met Gala 2020's New Date Is Still Under Discussion

The 2020 Met Gala will not get a new date at this time.

“The timing of the 2020 Met Gala is still under discussion. As we have shared, the Museum will remain closed to the public and staff until July 1, based on what we are hearing from the CDC and city, state, and federal leaders,” Nancy Chilton, the chief external relations officer of the Costume Institute, told The Cut.

The exhibit, “About Time: Fashion and Duration,” which was also the official theme of the gala, has been postponed until October and will run until early February 2021.

Anna Wintour, the organizer of the event, said in a statement to Vogue, “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. In the meantime, we will give you a preview of this extraordinary exhibition in our forthcoming May issue.”

Met Gala 2020 Officially Postponed

The 2020 Met Gala, which was supposed to take place on May 4, has been postponed.

This news comes just a few days after the museum closed “until further notice” after two employees began to show symptoms of Coronavirus.

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that all gatherings over 50 people should be avoided, the museum decided, “in deference to this guidance, all programs and events through May 15 will be canceled or postponed,” Vogue is reporting.

This is a change in what was reported just a few days ago, when the event was proceeding as planned.

No further details were announced. This will be the first time that the Met Gala is not being held on the first Monday in May.

Is Met Gala 2020 at Risk of Cancellation Over Coronavirus?

COVID-19, aka the Coronavirus, has been the cause of so many cancellations in Hollywood over the past few weeks.

However, one major event, the Met Gala, is continuing as scheduled despite all these recent COVID-19 cancellations.

“We are proceeding as planned and look forward to a wonderful evening,” Nancy Chilton, the chief external relations officer of the Costume Institute told The Cut.

The Gala is currently scheduled for May 4, the first Monday in May.

Find out the theme and the co-chairs for the annual event.

Is Meghan Markle Attending Met Gala 2020? Here's the Answer

Meghan Markle will not be attending the 2020 Met Gala this year, despite tabloid reports saying she will be in attendance.

As the former royal and her husband Prince Harry make their royal exit official on March 31, many believed she would be starting to make more appearances in Hollywood.

However, Hello! has confirmed that she will not be in attendance at the annual fashion event taking place on May 4 in New York City.

This year’s theme and celebrity co-chairs for fashion’s biggest night have been revealed!