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Everything to Know About the 2024 Met Gala

What is the Met Gala?

The Met Gala is a charity event and fundraiser for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It has traditionally been timed to mark the opening of the Met’s annual fashion exhibition. The event raises eight-figure sums each year.

This year’s co-hosts include Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, Chris Hemsworth, Bad Bunny and Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

When will the Met Gala 2024 take place?

The 2024 Met Gala will take place on Monday, May 6, in New York City at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

What is the Met Gala 2024 theme?

The 2024 Met Gala will celebrate the Costume Institute’s new exhibition, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” and the official dress code is “The Garden of Time.” The exhibit will feature approximately 250 rare items drawn from the Costume Institutes permanent collection. Spanning over 400 years of fashion history, the pieces will include designs by Schiaparelli, Dior, Givenchy, and more. Some garments that are too fragile to ever be worn again—such as a Charles Frederick Worth ballgown from 1877—will also be displayed via video animation, light projection, AI, CGI, and other forms of sensory stimulation.

What is the dress code?

This year’s 2024 Met Gala dress code is “The Garden of Time.” Inspired by J.G. Ballard’s short story of the same title, written in 1962, it can be interpreted in a myriad of ways. The story itself tells the story of a count and countess who live in a villa that overlooks an extraordinary garden being intruded upon by a mob.

Out on the carpet, we may see literal interpretations of flowers, with distinct stems and petals. But there is something more melancholic about Ballard’s vision. As Vogue instructs, “moody florals won’t be moody enough,” so expect some black or gothic blooms as well.

Who is invited to the Met Gala?

The event usually hosts around 600 attendees. The event welcomes stars, young creatives, and industry leaders each year. Until the evening before the event, the guest list is top secret. But some of the biggest names in the business regularly attend—from Beyoncé and Lady Gaga to Madonna and Rihanna. Often, designers attend with their muses: think Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss, or Nicolas Ghesquière and Emma Stone.

As for what happens inside the event, that’s a secret. Guests abide by a no-phone policy, making this event one of the most prestigious and elusive of the year.

How can I watch the Met Gala 2024?

In past years, Vogue has live-streamed the red carpet on Vogue.com and across its digital platforms (Instagram, Facebook, and X). The live stream will include famous co-hosts and correspondents detailing the arrivals and conducting interviews with celebrities on the carpet.

Haley Brandon

Haley Brandon

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