The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork has postponed indefinitely the annual Met gala, one of many style world’s most high-profile occasions, which had been set for Could 4.

The Manhattan venue itself has been closed since Thursday amid the coronavirus scare, and staffers had been advised at present that it’ll stay shuttered till no less than April 4. A Met spokesperson stated at present that “all packages and occasions by means of Could 15 will probably be canceled or postponed.

Hosted by Vogue editor-in-chief  Anna Wintour, the Met gala is the annual fundraiser for the museum’s Costume Institute. It has taken place on the primary weekend of Could yearly since 2005. The occasion kicks off the designers’ spring collections and recurrently attracts celebrities from around the globe.