FASHION | Anna Wintour Criticizes Trump For Coronavirus Handling, Reveals Met Gala Is Postponed

Anna Wintour revealed that the Met Gala has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak in a statement on Vogue’s website on Monday.

Wintour, who is the magazine’s editor-in-chief and host of the Met Gala, dropped the news about one of fashion’s biggest nights into the bottom of a post she wrote endorsing Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination in which she excoriated President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis.

Like everyone else, I have been experiencing this COVID-19 crisis as a series of hurtling developments, where one never known quite what each new day will bring’, she wrote on the site.

Wintour, 70, continued: ‘Through it all one fact, however, remains stubbornly unchanged: President Trump. I, like so many for 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.

Meanwhile, his administration has been unforgivably slow to provide testing, and to mobilize treatment to all who will need it. These weeks have been a reminder – as if we needed a remainder – as if we needed a reminder – that America must choose a new president’, she added.

Wintour went on to explain why she backs Vice President Joe Biden.

I have been impressed with the wider field of Democratic candidates this primary season, but after Biden’s decisive victories on Super Tuesday, I, like so many Americans, made up my mind to rally behind the Vice President’, she stated. ‘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’, Wintour continued. ‘We must choose a president who is ready to govern, who understands how to get results out of Congress, and who can set this country on a path to sustainability. And what a relief it will be to have a president who puts the well-being of others before his own, who doesn’t constantly think of himself first.

She concluded: ‘For all these reasons, I look forward to casting my ballot in November for Joe Biden – together with whatever running mate he chooses (and he has wisely committed to choosing a woman). I am confident she will be qualified and equipped with the experience that Biden knows – as well as anyone – is required for the job. Election day cannot come soon enough’.

As for the gala, it will not be held on its usual date, the first Monday in May, due to the ‘unavoidable and responsible decision by the Metropolitan Museum to close its doors’, she said.

This year’s exhibition, ‘About Time: Fashion and Duration’ traces the history of fashion from 1870 to the present in celebration of the museum’s 150th anniversary. Among the celebrity hosts previously announced are Lin Manuel-Miranda, Merly Streep and Emma Stone.

The gala raises money for The Metropolitan Museum of Arts’ Costume Exhibition and opens the institute’s spring exhibition, which will also be delayed.

The museum will remain closed through April 4, a museum spokesperson said Monday in an email, adding ‘all programs and events through May 15 will be canceled or postponed’.


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France’s renowned Canned Film Festival has been postponed. Organizers of cinema’s largest annual gathering, scheduled to take place May 12-23, said Thursday that they are considering moving the festical to the end of June or the beginning of July. ‘As soon as the development of the French and international health situation will allow us to … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Cannes Film Festival Postponed Due To The Coronavirus Pandemic

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