After much back-and-forth, the Met Gala 2020 is canceled. On May 10, Vogue announced this year’s installment of the iconic, over-the-top event to benefit the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art was officially canceled in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The Met has endured much in its 150 years and today continues as a beacon of hope for the future. This museum is also a profound reminder of the strength of the human spirit and the power of art to offer comfort, inspiration, and community. As we endure these challenging and uncertain times, we are encouraged by looking forward to the day when we can once again welcome all to enjoy the Met’s collection and exhibitions,” the museum’s president, Daniel H. Weiss, said in a statement.

The gala was first postponed in March as concerns around the pandemic grew, with Anna Wintour herself saying, “Due to the unavoidable…

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