Met Gala Red Carpet

The Best and Most Outrageous Fashion Moments of the 2024 Met Gala

Author: Editors Desk, ady Lang is a staff writer at TIME Source: Time Magazine:
May 7, 2024 at 08:15
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On Monday night, the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art were filled with celebrities, fashion insiders, and art lovers, who all donned spectacular looks for the 2024 Met Gala. The buzzy annual event, which takes place every year on the first Monday in May, has long been heralded as fashion's biggest night and this year's red carpet definitely made the case for this distinction. With the "Garden of Time" as the gala's theme, itself inspired by the new Costume Institute exhibit, "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion," guests came attired in everything from floral ensembles to darkly romantic getups.

Read more: Everything You Need to Know About the 2024 Met Gala

There may be no better example of successfully interpreting the night's theme than actor and noted fashion icon Zendaya, a co-chair of the night's festivities, who arrived to the Met Gala red carpet, resplendent in a custom blue and green striped Margiela gown with a matching Philip Treacy fascinator punctuated with a sweeping feather that spoke to the night's theme perfectly. Her daring look, designed by Margiela creative director, John Galliano, was embellished with bunches of grapes, flowers and birds, a lush nod to the night's "Garden of Time" theme.

Fellow co-chair Bad Bunny, who was also dressed by Margiela, took a more edgy conceptual approach to the night's suggested dress code, with a Steampunk-esque top-stitched navy suit with red accents, that he memorably accessorized with a matching statement hat, round sunglasses, and a bouquet of flowers made of the same fabric of his suit. Others took a more literal approach to the night's garden theme, like influencer Emma Chamberlain, who donned a gothic brown custom Jean Paul Gaultier corset whose lace detailing gave off a thorny effect and Gigi Hadid, whose corseted black and white Thom Browne gown boasted a sweeping train adorned with yellow roses.Here’s a look at the best (and most outrageous) looks from the Met Gala red carpet.


Zendaya in custom Margiela and Philip Treacy

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Gigi Hadid in Thom Browne

Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid / Getty Images 


Bad Bunny in Margiela

Bad Bunny
Bad Bunny / Getty Images


Emma Chamberlain in custom Jean Paul Gaultier

Emma Chamberlain
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Ayo Edebiri in custom Loewe

Ayo Edebiri
Ayo Edebiri / Getty Images


Rebecca Ferguson in Thom Browne

Rebecca Ferguson
Rebecca Ferguson / Getty Images


Cole Escola in Thom Browne

Cole Escola
Cole Escola / Getty Images 


Sarah Jessica Parker in Richard Quinn

Sarah Jessica Parker
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Gwendolyn Christie in Margiela

Gwendolyn Christie
Gwendolyn Christie / Getty Images


Greta Lee in Loewe

Greta Lee
Greta Lee / Getty Images


Taylor Russell in Loewe

Taylor Russell
Taylor Russell / Getty Images 


Lana Del Rey in Alexander McQueen

Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey / Getty Images


Doja Cat in Vetements

Doja Cat
Doja Cat/ Getty Images


Michelle Williams in Chanel

Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams / Getty Images 


Cardi B in Windowsen

Cardi B
Cardi B / Getty Images 


Hari Nef in H&M

Hari Nef
Hari Nef / Getty Images 


Zendaya in Givenchy 1996 couture and Alexander McQueen 2007 headpiece

Zendaya attends the met Gala wearing a long black dress and a headpiece made of roses
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