Fashion Industry News Update: March 16-20

We’re starting a new series on Simply Audree Kate called “Industry News Update.” This is a chance for us to share some of the biggest headlines in fashion, beauty, and world news right to you. We hope that you are all doing well during this troubling time, and we hope to shed some light on recent events but in a positive way. These are meant to be short bursts of information, so sit back, relax, and enjoy a brief industry update.

This Year’s Met Gala Has Been Postponed

On Monday, Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, announced that The Met Gala would be postponed indefinitely. She saw this as a necessary precaution to help the stop of COVID-19. Currently, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is closed until April 4th, and the Gala was to be held on May 4th.

COVID-19 Affects The Fashion Industry As A Whole

Along with many other industries, Coronavirus has dented the fashion industry. Fashion shows, buying, and online retailing are all being affected. Fashion weeks were significantly affected by the virus; smaller events were held in place, and talks of virtual fashion shows were on the table. Buying appointments were canceled, and samples are not being shipped on their original timeline. On a positive note, online retail has sky rocked in recent weeks.

LVMH Donates Money and their Factories

In February, the company donated $2.2 million to the Chinese Red Cross. They’ve also donated their factories to produce hand sanitizer rather than perfume and cosmetics.

Arielle Charnas of Something Navy Tests Positive for COVID-19

Popular influencer, Arielle Charnas, tested positive for Coronavirus on Tuesday, March 18th. Charnas said that she was feeling sick for the past two days, and it was unlike any other virus she’s had. After being advised to get an in-car test, she headed to a hospital in New York, tested positive, and shared her results with her followers.

Pyer Moss NYC Office Turns Into Donation Center

Kerby Jean-Raymond, the creative director of Pyer Moss, announced that it’s NYC office is turning into a donation center for N96 Masks and latex gloves. The company is also setting aside $5,000 to purchase these supplies to donate to medical professionals.

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