Last night saw the Met Gala air their replacement for this year’s event which is usually the showcase event in the fashion calendar which had to be a little different this year.
Vogue’s editor-in-chief and the Met Gala’s co-chair, Anna Wintour made sure the first Monday of May was still a momentous one as she delivered a gala like no other which featured a glorious performance from Florence and The Machine.
The event was live-streamed on Vogue’s YouTube channel and following a brief rundown of the Met Gala’s esteemed history, Wintour then removed her sunglasses and addressed the audience, “Normally on the first Monday in May, I would find myself on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, greeting the guests for the annual Costume Institute Gala,” Wintour said.
“This is a time of grief and hardship for millions, and the postponement of a party is nothing in comparison,” she continued before explaining that Vogue was making a donation to the Costume Institute and A Common Thread in an effort to help the fashion community during this difficult time.
“If we are to come out of this pandemic stronger and more resilient, we must emerge from it connected as never before,” she added.
Wintour then introduced Florence Welch, of Florence + the Machine to the live stream who performed a stunning rendition of ‘You’ve Got The Love’ from her South London residence. Cardi B then introduced Louis Vuitton menswear artistic director and Off-White founder, Virgil Abloh, who played a DJ set that included Michael Jackson and David Bowie.
Check out footage of Florence’s performance below.