The Met Gala Is Going Live (Sort of)
The first Monday in May looks a little different this year.
The first Monday in May has arrived, and for the first time since 2004, it does not also mark the occasion of Vogue’s annual Met Gala.
This year’s gala was set to revolve around the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s exhibit “About Time: Fashion and Duration,” but due to social distancing mandates in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, the event has been “postponed to a later date.”
And while we won’t have the gasp-inducing high fashion moments of years past, this first Monday in May is still giving us something to look forward to: “A Moment With the Met.” Vogue is producing an “intimate celebration” available to stream on YouTube at 6 p.m. ET. The event will include an address from Vogue’s longstanding editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, a performance from Florence and the Machine, and a DJ set from Off-White founder and artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear Virgil Abloh.
For those of us without a standing invitation to the Met Gala, it sounds like “A Moment With the Met” will be a much more inclusive event. I mean, typically most people don’t even get a peek inside the event space, much less a speech from Wintour herself.
We hope somewhere Lady Gaga is pouring one out for the gala in no less than four outfits piled on top of each other.