Met Gala 2024

Everything about the Met Gala and my top picks from the magical looks of the event.
The Met Gala 2024
BY Anni Leppälä

The Met Gala is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City, and it's known for its extravagant fashion and celebrity attendees.

Each year there is a specific theme picked for the gala. Once a theme is selected, it serves as the central inspiration for the fashion, decor, and overall ambiance of the Met Gala.

Designers, stylists, and attendees use this theme as a guide when creating their outfits and interpretations for the event.

The theme for the Met Gala is typically chosen by the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The selection process involves curators, fashion experts, and museum officials who consider various factors when determining the theme for each year's event.

Red Carpet Looks of 2024

What the Hosts Wore

Bad Bunny at the 2024 Met Gala, looking as stylish as ever wearing Maison Margiela.
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky showed up together to their first ever Met Gala.
Jennifer Lopez at the 2024 Met Gala, wearing a flashing piece by Schiaparelli.
Zendaya at the 2024 Met Gala, wearing a stunning vintage Givency dress.

My Personal Favourites

From F1 straight to the carpet, Lewis Hamilton showed up looking hot wearing Burberry and Briony Raymond at the 2024 Met Gala.
Anna Wintour at the 2024 Met Gala, wearing a beautiful floral look by Loewe.
Lil Nas X at the 2024 Met Gala, wearing a one of a kind piece by Luar.
Lana del Rey at the 2024 Met Gala, wearing Alexander McQueen.
Ayo Edebiri at the 2024 Met Gala, wearing the literal version of "the garden of time" by Loewe.
Usher at the 2024 Met Gala, wearing Alexander McQueen.
Jordan Roth at the 2024 Met Gala wearing the perfect example of blossoming flowers to dried ones, replicating "the garden of time". Dress is made by Valentino.
Last but certainly not least, my favourite look of them all. Tyla at the 2024 Met Gala wearing a sand dress paired with a sand clock by Balmain.

2024 Met Gala Theme

This years Met Gala is back on the first Monday in May, celebrating the Costume Institute's new exhibition titled 'Sleeping Beauty: Reawakening Fashion'. Guests will dress to the theme of 'The Garden of Time', inspired by a J.G. Ballard story.

I am expecting to see a lot of floral this year.

The exhibition will display 250 historically important garments, known as the "sleeping beauties", as they are too fragile to wear again.

One of the most delicate pieces among them is an Elizabethan bodice paired with a silk satin ball gown dating back to 1877, made by the American couturier, Charles Frederick Worth.


Designs from Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and Hubert de Givenchy will be featured.

Every year, the Met Gala features several A-listers as hosts, and this year's lineup is exceptionally stylish. Bad Bunny, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Hemsworth and Zendaya served as co-chairs for the evening.

The Theme and Execution of the 2023 Met Gala

The theme for last year’s gala was "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty", a great tribute to the late designer who passed away in 2019.

Under his years as a designer and creative director, Lagerfeld got to work alongside multiple of the biggest luxury brands, including Balmain, Patou, Chloé, Fendi, and Chanel, to name a few.

These were the brands we got to see the most on the carpet, paying tribute to his late work.

Lagerfeld had a beloved cat, Choupette, who he adored and some celebrities chose to pay homage to his cat through their looks.

My favourite Karl Lagerfeld inspired looks of the night

Doja Cat's tribute to Choupette the cat. Ernesto Casillas as her makeup artist. Credit: Kevin Mazur / Getty Images.
Jeremy Pope wearing a custom Balmain cape featuring a sketch of Lagerfeld's profile. Credit: Getty Images.
Jared Leto surprised us all revealing himself under his human sized costume inspire by Choupette. Credit: Getty Images
Credit: Getty Images
Cardi B wearing a dress designed by Chen Peng. The look was inspired by Chanel's quilted purse and Lagerfeld's iconic wardrobe. Credit: Getty Images.
Dua Lipa wearing Chanel F/W 1992 couture collection. Originally this dress was worn by one of Lagerfeld's favourite models and muses, Claudia Schiffer. Credit: Getty Images.
Olivia Wilde wearing a dress based on Karl Lagerfeld's design from 1983. Credit: Getty Images.

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