The Costume Institute's spring 2020 exhibition "About Time: Fashion and Duration" is postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), but we're still getting a (virtual) Met Gala. To mark the first Monday in May, Vogue is live streaming a digital fashion event, A Moment With the Met, exclusively on YouTube.
While we wait patiently for the opening of the Costume Institute's newest exhibition on 29 October, Vogue's A Moment With the Met promises an intimate evening with "a special performance by Florence + The Machine and a DJ set by Virgil Abloh". The event kicks off on Monday, 4 May, at 10pm GMT (that's 6am tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5, for all those living in the UAE) on the magazine's American YouTube channel. Instead of the usual fundraising for the Met's Costume Institute and the CFDA's A Common Thread initiative, Vogue is encouraging viewers to make a donation to either organization if possible.
"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," said Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue. "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."