Met Gala guests urged to make donations rather than claim refunds

BANG! NEWS – Met Gala guests have been urged to make donations rather than get refunds from this year’s event.

The annual fundraising gala was recently cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Anna Wintour’s team at Vogue magazine has been reaching out to ticket holders to encourage them to make donations to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

A source told the New York Post newspaper’s Page Six column, “As the global arts and culture community, and the Met, suffer huge losses as a result of the pandemic, and as the Met Gala is the Costume Institute’s primary source of annual funding, they hope guests will consider generously turning their tickets to this fundraiser into a donation or transfer tickets toward next year’s gala. “If that is not possible, money will, of course, be refunded.”

A host of famous faces were once again set to attend the annual bash in New York City. And ticket prices for the gala go for up to USD300,000 a table or USD30,000 for a single ticket.

Earlier this month, organisers of the event announced it was being cancelled due to “the global health crisis”.