- The first Monday in May will get a digital special.
The first Monday in May has become the iconic time the Met Gala took place. But with the event postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Vogue will be hosting the virtual event, “A Moment With the Met.”
The livestream will take place exclusively on Vogue’s YouTube starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PST on May 4. Vogue editor-in-chief and Met Gala co-chair Anna Wintour will make an address at the digital event, which will also include a performance by Florence + The Machine and a DJ set by designer Virgil Abloh.
Leading up to Monday and after, Vogue will look back at past Met Galas to highlight memorable moments and release new videos featuring Cardi B., Naomi Campbell, Liv Tyler, Stella McCartney, and Liza Koshy.
“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,” Wintour said in a statement. “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.”
Vogue will make a donation to the Costume Institute and Vogue and the CFDA’s “A Common Thread” initiative, which viewers will be encouraged to contribute as well.
The Met Gala happens yearly on the first Monday in May to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Insititute.
This year’s Met Gala was scheduled to be hosted by Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Emma Stone before its postponement.