The Academy Awards, Pitti Uomo + All the Major Events Canceled Due to the Coronavirus

The rippling effects of the coronavirus are taking their toll on more than just health. Industries across the board are suffering losses as consumers take precautionary measures to mitigate their exposure to the virus, which includes limiting travel and unnecessary activities outdoors. The import/export industry is sustaining multiple blows as ports close and production slows overseas, particularly in China, where the virus originated.

While experts say a majority of infected individuals experience mild symptoms, the virus is still contagious and sometimes fatal while no vaccine is yet available. Health professionals have recommended social distancing — staying at least 6 feet from other people and avoiding areas with large, enclosed crowds.

Here is a cumulative list with live updates of major events associated with fashion, brand marketing and business that have been canceled or rescheduled in response to the spreading coronavirus threat.

The Academy Awards

Original Date: Feb. 28, 2021. Rescheduled: 25 April.

American Events NE Materials Show

Original Date: Feb. 5 and 6, 2020. Rescheduled: TBD (to be decided)

American Events NW Materials Show

Original Date: Feb. 12 and 13, 2020. Rescheduled: TBD

Armani Cruise 2021 Show

Original Date: April 19, 2020. Rescheduled: TBD

Armani Dubai Boutique Opening

Original Date: April 20, 2020. Rescheduled: November 2020

Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF)

Original Date: March 2020. Rescheduled: March 30 to April 1, 2021

BNP Paribas Open

Original Date: March 9 to 22, 2020. Rescheduled: TBD

Boston Marathon

Original Date: April 20, 2020. Rescheduled: Sept. 14, 2020

Cannes Film Festival

Original Date: May 12–23. The festival will take place in a different form TBD.

CFDA Fashion Awards

Original Date: June 8, 2020. Rescheduled: TBD


Original Date: April 10–12 and April 17–19, 2020; canceled for 2020

Dior Cruise 2021 Show

Original Date: May 9, 2020 in Lecce, Italy. Rescheduled TBD

Emerald City Comic Con

Original Date: March 12–15. Rescheduled: TBD

Facebook F8 Developers Conference

Original Date: May 5 and 6, 2020; canceled for 2020

Facebook Global Marketing Summit

Original Date: March 9–12, 2020; canceled for 2020

Google Cloud Next Conference

Original Date: April 6–8, 2020; canceled for 2020

Governors Ball Music Festival

Original Date: June 5–7, 2020; canceled for 2020

Grassroots Connect

Original Date: June 12–15, 2020 in Knoxville, Tenn. Now, it’s a digital experience.

Gucci Cruise 2021 Show

Original Date: May 18, 2020. Rescheduled: TBD

Masters Tournament

Original Date: April 9–12, 2020. Rescheduled: TBD

Met Gala

Original Date: May 4, 2020. Rescheduled: TBD

New York City Half-Marathon

Original Date: March 15; canceled

NXT Global Summit

Original Date: July 14–15; canceled for 2020

Pitti Uomo

Original Date: June 16–19. Rescheduled: January 2021.

Prada Cruise 2021 Show

Original Date: May 21, 2020. Rescheduled: TBD

Ralph Lauren Fall 2020 Show

Original Date: Late April 2020. Rescheduled: TBD

RuPaul’s DragCon L.A.

Original Date: May 1–3, 2020; canceled for 2020

Schiatzy Chen Fall 2020 Show

Original Date: March 2, 2020; canceled

Shanghai Fashion Week

Original Date: March 26–April 2, 2020. Rescheduled: TBD

South by Southwest

Original Date: March 13–22, 2020; canceled for 2020


Original Date: April 24–26, 2020; canceled for 2020

Ted2020 Conference

Original Date: April 20–24, 2020. Rescheduled: TBD

UEFA European Football Championship

Original Date: June 12–July 12, 2020. Rescheduled: June 11–July 11, 2021

Ultra Music Festival

Original Date: March 20–22, 2020; canceled for 2020

Versace Cruise 2021 Show

Original Date: May 16, 2020. Rescheduled: TBD

Wimbledon Championships

Original Date: June 29–July 12, 2020; canceled for 2020

Winter Music Conference

Original Date: March 17–19, 2020. Rescheduled: TBD

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