The coronavirus pandemic has forced the upcoming events to be rescheduled, and the Met Gala is among those affected.
Anna Wintour has announced via Vogue that the gala, scheduled to be held on May 4, has been postponed indefinitely. This news comes a day after (March 16th) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly recommended that there be no gatherings of 50 people or more should take place for the next eight weeks to avoid spreading the coronavirus.
Vogue also reported that a Met spokesperson said that "in deference to this guidance [from the CDC], all programs and events through May 15 will be canceled or postponed." This is one of the few instances in which the long-standing tradition of the Met Gala occurring on the first Monday of May will not happen.