The Met Gala has been postponed

Add the Met Gala to events being postponed amid coronavirus fears.

Rumors have swirled for weeks as the deadly virus continues to spread throughout the U.S., but it was not until this afternoon that Vogue U.S. editor in chief Anna Wintour confirmed that the celebrity-filled gala would not be happening as planned.

“One day that will not arrive on schedule will be the opening of the Costume Institute’s exhibition, ‘About Time.’ Due to the unavoidable and responsible decision by the Metropolitan Museum to close its doors, ‘About Time,’ and the opening night gala, will be postponed to a later date,” she wrote in a piece penned for Vogue.com. “In the meantime, we will give you a preview of this extraordinary exhibition in our forthcoming May issue.”

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Met Gala 2019: Red carpet arrivals
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Met Gala 2019: Red carpet arrivals
Lady Gaga attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Brandon Maxwell creation. 
Lady Gaga attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Brandon Maxwell. 
Lady Gaga attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion in Brandon Maxwell. 
Harry Styles attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Gucci.
Serena Williams attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Versace.
Laverne Cox attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Christian Siriano. 
Anna Wintour attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Chanel
Yara Shahidi attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Prada
Kylie Jenner arrives at the 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Versace.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Saint Laurent and Loree Rodkin jewelry.
Bee Carrozzini attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion wearing Alexander McQueen.
Gigi Hadid attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" in Michael Kors. 
Elle Fanning attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" wearing Miu Miu.
Céline Dion attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Oscar de la Renta.

Awkwafina attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Altuzarra

TRESemmé stylist Kylee Heath created Awkwafina's slicked back bun.

Saoirse Ronan arrives at the 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Gucci.
Billy Porter attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion in The Blonds. 
Ashley Graham attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion wearing Gucci
Emily Blunt attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Michael Kors. 
Florence Welch attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Gucci.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing a white suit. 

Rachel Brosnahan attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion in Erdem.

Aaron Carlo for Dove Hair created Rachel Brosnahan’s Sleek Ponytail.

Mindy Kaling attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Moschino
Alessia Cara attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Giambattista Valli.
Regina Hall attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Dapper Dan.
Keltie Knight attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashionat Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing Cappellazzo Couture

Lucy Boynton attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Prada.

Suave Celeb Stylist Jenny Cho created Boynton's pastel-infused locks.

Lupita Nyong'o attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Versace
Liza Koshy attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashionat Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing custom Balmain
Constance Wu attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Marchesa.
Ava DuVernay attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Prada.
Tiffany Haddish attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Michael Kors.
Darren Criss attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Balmain.
Dapper Dan attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Dapper Dan. 
 Sara Sampaio attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in August Getty Atelier. 
Alessandro Michele attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Gucci.
Ryan Murphy attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Christian Siriano.
Jordan Roth attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Iris van Herpen Official. 
21 Savage attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Dapper Dan.
Bella Hadid attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Moschino.
Yara Shahidi attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Prada
Liu Wen attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Thom Browne.
Kris Jenner arrives at the 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion in Tommy Hilfiger. 
Katie Holmes attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Zac Posen. 
Frank Ocean attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Prada
Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Hilfiger attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Tommy Hilfiger.

Zendaya attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Tommy Hilfiger. 

Unilever Hair Expert, Ursula Stephen, created Zendaya's cinderella hairpiece using TRESemmé and Dove.

Huma Abdein attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Schiaparelli
French Montana attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Dapper Dan. 
Danai Gurira attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Gabriela Hearst. 
Charli XCX attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Jean-Paul Gaultier.
Bündchen, 38, looked elegant in a pleated, sustainable metallic gown by Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Ella Balinska attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp in a chrome ruffle gown designed by Tory Burch.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Dior
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Louis Vuitton. 
Gal Gadot attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum in Givenchy
 Cara Delevingne attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Dior
Dakota Johnson attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Gucci.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Mugler.
Emily Ratajkowski attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in a beaded dress. 
Gwyneth Paltrow attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Chloe
Dua Lipa attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Versace
Joan Collins attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Valentino
Salma Hayek attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Gucci
Jennifer Connelly attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Louis Vuitton. 
Karlie Kloss attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion in Dapper Dan. 
Shawn Mendes attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Saint Laurent.
Cardi B attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2019 in Thom Browne. 

 Kate Moss attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Marc Jacobs.

Moss achieved her radiant red-carpet skin with DECORTÉ.

Hailey Bieber arrives for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019, in New York in Alexander Wang.
Lily Collins attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Giambattista Valli Official. 

Gemma Chan attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Tom Ford and Forevermark diamonds.

Dove Hair hairstylist Owen Gould created Chan's exquisite Cher-inspired hair.

Halsey attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Atelier Prabal Gurung.

“Halsey’s hair was crimped to channel old school Wonder Woman!”- Florido Basallo for Matrix

Nina Dobrev attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion in Zac Posen. 
Lena Waithe and Kerby Jean-Raymond attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in custom suits designed by Pyer Moss.
Lili Reinhart attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Ferragamo.
Julia Garner attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Zac Posen.
Lena Dunham attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Christopher Kane.
Aurora James attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing shoes by Brother Vellies.
La La Anthony attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Pyer Moss. 
Tessa Thompson attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Chanel.
Alicia Vikander attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Louis Vuitton.
US actress Kristen Stewart arrives for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019, in New York in Chanel

Lana Condor attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture.

Matt Fugate for Dove Hair created Condor’s Rumpled Romantic Updo.

Sarah Paulson attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Moschino.
Naomi Campbell attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Valentino.
Gwen Stefani attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Moschino.
Nicki Minaj attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in an elongated pink Prabal Gurung gown. 
Solange Knowles attends The 2019 Met Gala in over-the-knee snakeskin Ferragamo boots. 

Julianne Moore attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in an edgy Valentino gown. 

Suave Professionals Celebrity Stylist Marcus Francis created Julianne Moore’s Waterfall Waves.

Emma Stone attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum in Louis Vuitton. 
Camila Mendes attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Prabal
Alicia Keys attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in a pastel Carolina Herrera design. 
Zoe Kravitz stuns on The 2019 Met Gala red carpet in a sleek Saint Laurent black gown. 
Maria Sharapova arrives at 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a structured Givenchy gown. 
Lizzo attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in a red and white feather gown by Marc Jacobs.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp in vintage Chanel
Bethann Hardison attends The 2019 Met Gala in a tribal-inspired headwrap with matching striped pants and chic black blazer. 
Paloma Elsesser attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in a denim milkmaid gown. 
Ashton Sanders attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp in Telfar.
Anderson Paak attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp in a vibrant green printed blazer and fun pink trousers. 
Coral Chung and Andrew Chung attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in a Sebastian Gunawan gown and custom Senreve Bracelet Pouch.
Lee Daniels attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Hedi Slimane Celine. 
Alicia Quarles attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp in a black gown with white oversized ruffle sleeves. 
Lisa Love attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Lilliana Vazquez attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing Daniele Carlotta
Wendi Deng Murdoch attends The 2019 Met Gala sporting a colorful ruffled gown. 
Dominique Jackson attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in a stunning black and white gown complete with a dainty headpiece. 
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Wintour did not reveal when the “later date” would be, but with so many events being postponed until fall, the calendar for the second half is filling up fast. It’s also going to be tough for the editor in chief and Conde Nast artistic director to wrangle the crowd of designers, musicians and other celebrities she usually does given the crowded fall fashion season that stretches until early October, and then the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday periods.

In the same article, she savaged President Donald Trump’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and endorsed Joe Biden for president after his “decisive victories on Super Tuesday.”

“Like everyone else, I have been experiencing this COVID-19 crisis as a series of hurtling developments, where one never knows quite what each new day will bring,” she added. “Through it all one fact, however, remains stubbornly unchanged: President Trump. I, like so many of us, have been appalled by how he has responded to the pandemic—the optimistic and fact-free assurances that all will be fine, the chaotic implementation of travel bans and claims about a “foreign virus,” the narcissistic ease with which he has passed blame to others, his dishonesty with the American people, and worst of all, his shocking lack of empathy and compassion for those who are suffering and fearful.”

As for Biden, Wintour noted that he “is unmistakably a man of character and has so many qualities that we are in desperately short supply of in Washington right now: decency, honor, compassion, trustworthiness, and best of all experience. I know that we will get through COVID-19, but on the other side more challenges await—not the least of which is grappling with our ongoing climate crisis.”

The endorsement fits in with Wintour’s past, given she raised substantial sums for the campaigns of former President Barack Obama. It is surprising, however, given her leadership of Vogue – and that one would have assumed she would have endorsed a female candidate by and would have helped raise funds for one of them.

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Figures who have tested positive for coronavirus
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Figures who have tested positive for coronavirus

Last week, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson announced that they had tested positive for COVID-19 after contracting it in Australia, where Hanks was filming a movie. 

"We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches," the Oscar-winning actor shared on Instagram. "Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive."

"Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?"

Idris Elba took to Twitter on Monday morning to announce that he, too, contracted the virus. The actor was at the same conference in Webley as Sophie Trudeau, who also tested positive. 

He shared with his fans:

"This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing. No panic.

Sophie Gregorie Trudeau, the wife of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, was announced to have tested positive for the virus last week. 

Her symptoms developed after attending a conference in Britain in early March. The prime minister is not showing symptoms and will not be tested, but will remain under quarantine.

Kristofer Hivju, best known for his role as Tormund on "Game of Thrones," took to Instagram on Monday to reveal he was self quarantining with his family in Norway.  

"We are in good health,” he wrote. “I only have mild symptoms of a cold. There are people at higher risk for who this virus might be a devastating diagnosis, so I urge all of you to be extremely careful; wash your hands, keep 1,5 meters distance from others, go in quarantine; just do everything you can to stop the virus from spreading.

Olga Kurylenko, who starred in the James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace,” announced this weekend that she has contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. 

“I’ve actually been ill for almost a week now,” she wrote on Instagram. “Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms. Take care of yourself and do take this seriously!”

Donavan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, both players on the Utah Jazz basketball team, have tested positive for the virus. Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive, which prompted the suspension of the rest of the basketball season. 
Callum Hudson-Odoi, a forward for the Chelsea football team, tested positive for the virus, in addition to Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta. Following the announcement, all professional soccer games in England have been postponed. 
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