All the Fashion Show Cancellations During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Updating)

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Armani, Gucci, Max Mara, Hermes, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Chanel, Prada and Burberry have all changed their plans.

The fashion world is pulling back from upcoming resort runway shows due to the global spread of the coronavirus. 

Los Angeles Fashion Week, scheduled for March 27-29, has been postponed. A rep tells The Hollywood Reporter they "will seek to reevaluate the situation as things progress in the coming weeks." 

Gucci canceled its Cruise 2021 fashion show that was going to be held May 18 in San Francisco. Gucci told THR, given "the ongoing uncertainty prompted by the coronavirus outbreak," the event has been canceled "as a precautionary measure," adding, "A decision on the new timing and location of the show will be announced at a later date once the situation becomes clearer. At this time, our thoughts are with all of those affected around the world."

Armani postponed its Dubai show from April 19 to November during Expo 2020 in Dubai. "Due to the recent developments in the outbreak of Coronavirus," the Italian house told THR, "the decision has been taken as a precautionary measure in order to protect all the industry stakeholders, employees and guests who would be involved in the trip."

Ralph Lauren canceled a New York show in April.

Burberry postponed an April 23 fashion show in Shanghai.

Hermes canceled its resort show that was planned for London on April 28 "due to the exceptional health situation."

Max Mara nixed its St. Petersburg show that was set for May 25. 

Versace postponed its U.S. fashion show May 16. 

Chanel is putting on hold its Métiers d’Art show in Beijing in May.

Prada is postponing its resort show that would have taken place in Japan on May 21.

Chanel has yet to announce a change of plans for its Capri, Italy, runway event May 7, as has Dior for its Lecce, Italy, show May 9. THR has reached out for comment.

Vegan Fashion Week, set for April 3-4 in L.A., has confirmed it will indeed go on despite the outbreak. "Now is a very important time to share our message and draw connections between sustainability and ethics. Animal exploitation is directly linked to the virus outbreak," said creator Emmanuelle Rienda in a statement.

During Paris Fashion Week in February and March, many shows went on as scheduled. At Milan the week before, Armani decided not to have an audience at his fashion show as a precaution. The Met Gala is said to be proceeding as planned as of March 11, when coronavirus cases reached more than 120,000 globally.