virtual Met Gala streaming w/ Florence + The Machine ++ hear Robyn’s playlist
The first Monday in May usually occasions the annual Met Gala, one of fashion's fanciest and most avidly discussed nights; tickets to the invite-only affair, which raises money for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, cost $30,000 and more. Of course, this year's event has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, so there won't be endless pictures of celebrities sporting couture to pour over tonight, but Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is hosting a livestream, "A Moment With the Met," instead. It streams today, May 4, at 6 PM ET on YouTube, and is set to feature an address from Wintour, a performance from Florence and The Machine, and a DJ set from Virgil Abloh.
"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 says. "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."
Meanwhile, Robyn attended the gala for the first time in 2019, and she made Vogue a playlist inspired by it and this year's theme, "About Time: Fashion and Duration," featuring Janet Jackson, David Bowie, Missy Elliott, Suicide, The Knife, Eurythmics, The Pharcyde, Sade, and more. Listen below.