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2024 MET GALA: “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion”

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at ICU (Japan) chapter.

Every first Monday in May, the fashion’s biggest event, Met Gala took place. The 2024 Met Gala officially ended on May 6, in New York City at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET). Here, I will introduce my picks from about 450 looks total!

What is met gala?

This event is officially an opening event of the Costume Institute’s new exhibition, and the ticket income will be used for the Costume Institute activity such as buying new pieces. Only invited people are able to join, so what is going on inside is a top secret, that attendants are even prohibited from using smartphones during the event! From 1995 until now, only the ones that were approved by Anna Wintour, the chief of Vogue, can walk the red carpet, it is a huge honor to join the guest list of Met Gala. Times reported that individual tickets for this year cost $75,000! There’s no chance to miss the red carpet looks of worldwide stars.

Theme of 2024

Each year, the Met Gala has a dress code. Most celebrities come up with their original look collaborating with famous brand directors. This year, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” was the exhibition’s tile which displays approximately 250 items from the Costume Institute’s permanent collection. Some aesthetically beautiful pieces are far too fragile to be worn again and just lay on the case continuing to deteriorate. But these masterpieces will come back this year with the latest technologies, including video animation, light projection, AI, CGI, and so on! The theme and the dress code of the Met Gala is “The Garden of Time.” Let’s take a look at some of the gorgeous looks from the 2024 Met Gala!

red carpet looks

sleeping beauties

There were so many revival looks, of course. Thank you for making it shine again!

Zendya / Maison Margiela by John Galliano

The co-host Zendaya came up with the 1999 Christian Dior SS couture collection. What a perfectly matched dark makeup and a beautiful mermaid dress!

Nicole Kidman / Balenciaga

Inspired by the 1951 Balenciaga collection! Using about 150m silk organza and more than 3000 pieces of feathers, all handmaid dresses give us old-Hollywood vives.

Naomi Watts / Balenciaga

Inspired by the 1961 ss Balenciaga collection. This dress is Made by a table close and took over 600 hours to finish!

the garden of time

There were so many looks that were inspired from nature! Here are some of them.

Karlie Kloss / Swarovski

Coated in 180,000 crystals, created over 225 hours! The crystal 3D flowers beautifully bloom over her body. Check out nature-inspired Swarovski’s supermodel crew too!

Elle Fanning / Balman

Is she a fairy? Dream-like dress with two crystal birds is just amazing. Like a fountain, glass turns out to be water in her look.

Tyla / Balman

Her debut at Met Gala was a sand dress! There’s sand even in shoulders and arms and don’t forget the hourglass too! Since the dress was so tight, she was carried to go up the stairs!

Uma Thurman / Tory Burch

Incredibly delicate butterflies, all handmade, is in her shoulders! Inspired from an already extinct butterfly, the color match with her eyes is just amazing.

Madelyn Cline / Tommy Hilfiger

What a beautiful classical dress! Tommy Hilfiger’s code, polo with a collar and buttons. Her pearl white eyeshadow perfectly matches the look.

This is met gala!

Incredible scale fashion is one of the points of the Met Gala we can’t miss!

Sabrina Carpenter / Oscar de la Renta

Love the volume balloon skirt. It is inspired by the blossoming orchids.

Gigi Hadid / Thom Browne

The scale!! Vintage-like gown made by over 70 people took 13,500 hours to make. This is Met Gala.

Dove Cameron / Diesel

Crafted from 60 meters of tulle and 60 meters of chiffon, the gown required 60 hours to construct!

Stray Kids / Tommy Hilfiger

The first K-pop group invited to the Met Gala came up with the perfect Tommy color! Their performance to unveil the coat just took my breath.

Lea MichelE / Rodarte

Baby blue with her baby! Inspired by Van Gogh’s painting, the Rodarte SS12 Collection.

Mindi Kaling / Gaurav Gupta

Met Gala scale cape was inspired by a blooming flower. I can find her anywhere!

hairstyle & make up

Not only the dresses, shoes, hair, makeup, nails, etc. There are so many things that we have to check! Here’s some of my pick.

Penelope Cruz with classical 50th Hair, Chanel

Amanda Seyfried with future-like silver hair, Prada

Alia Bhatt with cultural and floral cute coral make up, Sabyasachi

Sarah Jessica Parker with incredibly amazing head piece, Philip Treacy

Anok Yai with water-image jewelry hair and makeup, Swarovski

find more!

The 2024 Met Gala Red Carpet has ended, but if you missed it, here’s some sites you can rewatch it! 2024 Met Gala live stream, YouTube live at Met Gala 2024 With Vogue, 2023 Red Carpet Roundup, and Billboard Red Carpet Photos. When you find your favorite look, check their own and the brand’s official Instagram! You can see more details and backgrounds, and stay tuned for the Met Gala 2025!

Hinata Koizumi

ICU (Japan) '28

Hi! I'm Hinata. I love fashion, music, and food! I’m thinking of writing interview articles and so on~