The Met Ball Gala will not cancel its May 4th date. It’s going on because basically, COVID-19 is afraid of Anna Wintour and wants to come but is waiting for an invitation.
If COVID-19 doesn’t get an invite, it may come in disguise, as part of someone’s costume. Right now it’s talking to Meryl Streep and Rihanna, but has a better chance sneaking in on Lady Gaga.
Nancy Chilton, the chief external relations officer of the Costume Institute, told The Cut: “We will of course continue to keep a close eye on the situation.”
The theme of the Ball this year is “About Time: Fashion and Duration,” sponsored by Louis Vuitton. It will be interesting to see who shows up dressed as an hourglass, with the sand running out.
Will celebrities want to come to the Ball? As I said yesterday, the Kardashians will come even if they’re the only guests. They think Anna likes them.
Still waiting to hear about a variety of events. The Auto Show at the Javits Center has postponed until August. Full Frame Documentary festival has cancelled. So has the NAB TV Syndication convention in Las Vegas. Waiting for word on CinemaCon, also in Las Vegas; the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Chaplin Awards, and the Tribeca Film Festival.