The Met Gala 2024: All The Best Red Carpet Looks

Like every year before it, the lead up to Fashion Christmas the 2024 Met Gala was rife with speculation. Everything from the guest list to the theme, to how said guest list would interpret said theme has been up for debate. Now, finally, the first Monday in May is upon us and all of our questions have been answered, care of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s sprawling staircase.

The theme for this year’s Met Gala is ‘Garden of Time’, and like previous years, it’s a celebration of the Costume Institute’s annual spring exhibition, which this year is ‘Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion’. The exhibition (which opens later this week, on May 10) will span 400 years of fashion history and includes roughly 15 historically significant and ultra-rare pieces that are too delicate to be worn again — and these are the sleeping beauties the exhibition is named after (apologies to any Disney fans). Perhaps the most spoken-about piece in the exhibition is an evening cloak worn by Charles Frederick Worth in the 1800s, called ‘Tulipes Hollandaises’, and hints to a darker and moodier take on florals in spring (which might actually be… groundbreaking).

Early predictions from what we expected from the red carpet suggested more than one interpretation of the theme, which is customary of the event. Some said a literal interpretation of ‘time’ might see celebrities wearing entire dresses made from vintage watch faces or embracing a clock motif — and while the latter was true of one or two attendees, ‘sands of time’ was a more abstract take on the ‘time’ aspect of the theme. Other predictions included gowns adorned with real, live, growing flowers and foliage, which didn’t eventuate, and crystalline looks inspired by J.G Ballard’s 1962 short story, also titled The Garden of Time, which did. And of course, the expectation of florals, florals, and more florals turned out to be correct.

Loewe is also an official supporter of the exhibition at The Met, and with the House’s creative director Jonathan Anderson being named as an honorary chair of the Met Gala this year, we saw quite a bit of Loewe on the carpet as expected. Though there were no oversized anthuriums, we did see hand-beaded and embroidered designs from the Autumn/Winter 2024 show on the carpet.

Keep on scrolling to see all the best looks from the 2024 Met Gala.

Zendaya

Zendaya wearing Maison Margiela Couture.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez wearing Schiaparelli Haute Couture.hoto: Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images

Da’Vine Joy Randolph

Da’Vine Joy Randolph wearing custom GAP by Zac Posen.Photo: John Shearer/WireImage

Taylor Russell

Taylor Russell wearing Loewe.
Photo: Theo Wargo/GA/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah wearing Thom Browne.hoto: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham wearing Ludovic de Saint Sernin.hoto: Aliah Anderson/Getty Images

Greta Lee

Greta Lee wearing Loewe.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny wearing custom Maison Margiela.Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Ayo Edebiri

Ayo Edebiri wearing Loewe.Photo: Theo Wargo/GA/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning wearing Balmain and jewellery from Cartier.Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey wearing custom Alexander McQueen.hoto: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried wearing custom Prada.Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Lil Nas X

Photo: John Shearer/WireImage

Lena Mahfouf

Photo: John Shearer/WireImage

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Unionhoto: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Rosalía

Rosalía wearing custom Christian Dior.Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Paloma Elsesser

Paloma Elsesser wearing custom H&M.Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images

Gwendoline Christie

Gwendoline Christie wearing custom Maison Margiela.Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Teyana Taylor

hoto: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Zendaya

Zendaya wearing Givenchy SS96 Couture.Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Lily Gladstone

Photo: John Shearer/WireImage

Adwoa Aboah

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Sydney Sweeney

Sydney Sweeney wearing Miu Miu.Photo: John Shearer/WireImage

Cardi B

Photo: John Shearer/WireImage

Serena Williams

Serena Williams wearing Balenciaga.Photo: Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images

Quannah Chasinghorse

Quannah Chasinghorse wearing H&M.Photo: John Shearer/WireImage

Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig wearing Chloé.Photo: John Shearer/WireImage

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling wearing Gaurav Gupta.Photo: Mike Coppola/MG24/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Ambika Mod

Ambika Mod wearing Loewe.Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Colman Domingo

Colman Domingo wearing Willy Chavarria.Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Emma Chamberlain

Emma Chamberlain wearing custom Jean Paul Gaultier.Photo: Kevin Mazur/MG24/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe wearing custom Vera Wang.Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne wearing Stella McCartney.Photo: John Shearer/WireImage

Hanani Taylor

Photo: John Shearer/WireImage

Amelia Gray

Amelia Gray wearing Undercover SS24 RTW.Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Harris Reed

Harris Reed wearing Harris Reed.Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo wearing Thom Browne.Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Aya Nakamura

Aya Nakamura wearing custom Balmain.Photo: Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images

Tyla

Tyla wearing Balmain.Photo: John Shearer/WireImage

Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons wearing Thom Browne.Photo: Lexie Moreland/WWD via Getty Images

Hari Nef

Hari Nef wearing custom H&M.Photo: John Shearer/WireImage

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Richard Quinn, a Benedetta Bruzziches bag, Briony Raymond jewellery, and a Philip Treacy hat.Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Karol G

Karol G wearing a Marc Jacobs dress and and Messika jewellery.hoto: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Rita Ora & Taika Waititi

Rita Ora and Taika Waititi wearing Marni.hoto: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid wearing Thom Browne.Photo: Kevin Mazur/MG24/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Laufey

Laufey wearing Prabal Gurung.hoto: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Alex Newell

Alex Newell wearing Christian Siriano.Photo: John Shearer/WireImage

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa wearing Marc Jacobs and Tiffany & Co. jewellery.Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt wearing a Sabyasachi saree.Photo: Kevin Mazur/MG24/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Venus Williams

Venus Williams wearing Marc Jacobs.Photo: John Shearer/WireImage

Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer wearing a Marc Jacobs dress and Almasika Fine Jewelry.Photo: Kevin Mazur/MG24/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Willow Smith

Willow Smith wearing Dior Haute Couture.Photo: Kevin Mazur/MG24/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Riley Keough

Riley Keough wearing Chanel.hoto: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Sabrina Carpenter

Sabrina Carpenter wearing Oscar de la Renta.Photo: Lexie Moreland/WWD via Getty Images

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner wearing archive Givenchy 1999.Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

FKA Twigs

FKA Twigs wearing Stella McCartney.Photo: John Shearer/WireImage

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman wearing custom Balenciaga.Photo: Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images

Awkwafina

Awkwafina wearing custom H&M.Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington wearing custom Oscar de la Renta.Photo: John Shearer/WireImage

Demi Moore

Demi Moore wearing Harris Reed.Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Lizzo

Lizzo wearing Fendi.Photo: Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images

Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman wearing Prada.Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj wearing Marni.hoto: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Eva Chen

Eva Chen wearing Robert Wun.Photo: Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski wearing Atelier Versace FW01 Haute Couture from Tab Vintage.hoto: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Wisdom Kaye

Wisdom Kaye wearing Robert Wun.

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