Vogue honored its postponed Met Gala on Monday (May 4) with a virtual celebration looking back on the history and memorable moment from the prestigious annual event

To fit the mood, Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour welcomed Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine. Dressed in a silky champagne gown against her vintage, floral wallpaper, Welch performed her fittingly uplifting tune, “You’ve Got the Love.”

“She performed at the Met nearly a decade ago, and she very graciously told me that it was one of the most extraordinary moments of her life,” Wintour noted. “I am so touched and so grateful that she has agreed to sing for us tonight.”

“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 said earlier in a statement on Vogue‘s website. “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.”

Vogue will also make a donation to both the Costume Institute and A Common Thread, and is asking viewers to consider contributing to either organization, if possible.

The Costume Institute’s “About Time: Fashion and Duration” exhibition has been postponed until October 29.





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