The void created by the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow bigger in the world of fashion, as fashion weeks have been rendered almost obsolete (perhaps just temporarily so). Fast fashion has had to reconsider its "fast" descriptor, high-end/luxury brands are facing closure, there is no single LVMH Prize winner, and the biggest event on the fashion calendar - the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute's Met Gala - was postponed indefinitely until the official announcement of its cancellation was made on Tuesday.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has been closed since mid March, attributed the cancellation to the global health crisis. The museum will reopen for the About Time: Fashion and Duration exhibition in August. Vogue reports that "the museum updated its status on its planned reopening, saying it would now take place in mid August 'or perhaps a few weeks later'".