May 04, 2020 at 02:46PM
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 6pm ET/10pm GMT 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.”