The first Monday in May is looking very different this year. Historically the date marks one of the most anticipated days in the fashion calendar with celebrities flocking to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for the annual Met Gala. This year though, the glamorous gala is going virtual.
Like all events around the world, the Gala was postponed as a result of COVID-19 with a new date to be determined and the Met's new exhibition About Time: Fashion and Duration now slated to open Oct. 29. While that means no red carpet and no tuning in to see Billy Porter's most mind-blowingly over-the-top costume, the party will go on digitally, and best of all—it's open to everyone.
Vogue is kicking things off tonight at 6 p.m. EDT with A Moment With the Met, a livestream on their YouTube channel featuring live performances by Florence and the Machine and a DJ set from Virgil Abloh.
“It would be impossible to recreate the Gala on Monday evening, though I have loved hearing how so many are marking the occasion in their own ways,” Anna Wintour said in a statement. “So instead, I asked a few friends to join me for a simple moment—one that I hope will bring us all a bit of joy.”
In addition, six new videos will bring Met Gala memories to life throughout today and tomorrow, featuring former attendees like Naomi Campbell and Stella McCartney. Tune in tomorrow at 10 a.m for Liv Tyler and Stella McCartney's Met Oral History and 3 p.m. for Cardi B and Jeremy Scott's take which is sure to be entertaining.
For those who can't wait to see the Met's About Time exhibition then check out the preview here.