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Met Gala 2024: Date, Theme, Hosts & More Info

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The 2024 Met Gala theme has been revealed, and fashion lovers all over the world are excited. The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the 2024 Met Gala theme is Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion, and the Institute’s exhibition this year will feature almost 250 items from the Institute’s permanent collection of rare items spanning over four centuries. The exhibition will use research and technology to give new life to the museum’s artifacts, which will be “visually united by iconography related to nature,” according to The Met. 

Yep, AI has officially hit the Met Gala. Vogue announced details on Nov. 8 about the highly-anticipated, iconic event held annually on the first Monday in May and attended by fashion icons, celebrities, and stars. The event invites A-list names like Rihanna, The Kardashian-Jenners, Billy Porter, Lady Gaga, and more. There’s always so much to take in at the Met Gala, like what the attendees are wearing and who didn’t get the invite. Whether you watch the live-streamed event because of the fashion, the people, or the memes that hit social media afterward, this upcoming Met Gala will be one to watch to see what attendees create with the theme. Will they be dressed in full ball gowns like princesses, or approach the red carpet in an entire ensemble of flowers? 

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2024 Met Gala Date

The Met Gala is held annually on the first Monday in May. In 2024, the Met Gala will take place on May 6. After each Met Gala, the exhibit shown on the actual night opens to the public, allowing everyone to explore the exhibition, which will be open from May 10 to Sept. 2, 2024.

2024 Met Gala Theme

When the 2024 Met Gala theme was announced, all that was processing through my head was Disney princesses. When you hear Sleeping Beauties, a girl wearing a long pink gown and tiara comes to mind. Unfortunately, this isn’t entirely what the theme entails. 

“Using the natural world as a uniting visual metaphor for the transience of fashion, the show will explore cyclical themes of rebirth and renewal, breathing new life into these storied objects through creative and immersive activations designed to convey the scents, sounds, textures, and motions of garments that can no longer directly interact with the body,” the Metropolitan Museum of Art said in a press release. 

At each Met Gala, there is an exhibition guests walk through honoring the theme of the event where designers display their pieces. The upcoming Met Gala exhibit will feature 17th-century English Elizabethan pieces, Christian Dior gowns, and pieces from 21st Century designers like Stella McCartney, Conner Ives. The exhibition will honor and display pieces spanning back 400 years. That’s reawakening the fashion realm on a different level, very on-20theme.

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Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

2024 Met Gala Hosts

The iconic mother of fashion Anna Wintour hosts the Met Gala every year along with a few co-chairs. The 2023 Met Gala hosts consisted of Penélope Cruz, Dua Lipa, Michaela Coel, and Roger Federer. On Feb. 15, it was announced that the 2024 Met Gala hosts would include Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Lopez, and Zendaya. I definitely didn’t have Hemsworth on my bingo card this year, but this lineup of co-chairs is stacked!

2024 Met Gala Attendees

What’s more top secret than the passwords in my Notes app? The guest list of the 2024 Met Gala attendees. The event hosts around 600 attendees each year, welcoming various people in the industry — from young stars to those who have 13 Grammys to their name. Some of the biggest names that have attended in the past include Beyoncé, Madonna, Blake Lively, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, and A$AP Rocky. RiRi historically closed the Met Gala red carpet in 2023, honoring Karl Lagerfeld after arriving fashionably late but with a memorable white ensemble. Although fans haven’t seen Ariana Grande, Zendaya, or Harry Styles attend the past couple of Met Galas, there’s always hope they will show up.

Camryn Bacon graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2023 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Journalism. She is a Style writer for Her Campus National, covering fashion, beauty, and more. Her main topic of choice is fashion because Camryn loves experimenting with colorful clothing and statement pieces. Beyond Her Campus, Camryn wrote for an on-campus magazine, 'A-Line Magazine' at Texas A&M University, where she wrote online articles and created a print issue each semester. She covered everything from influencers to rom-coms to astrology but especially loves to talk about anything, fashion and lifestyle. She also interned for 'BEAT Magazine,' overseeing editorial operations and social media engagement. She has written for the Galveston County Daily News, where she interned during the summer of 2023. Her dreams are to work for 'Interview Magazine' and live in New York, the concrete jungle dreams are made of. In her free time, Camryn enjoys thrifting with her mom, writing poetry, and trying new coffee shops. You can often find her posting to Instagram about what new stories she's writing, on her poetry account or talking about The Beatles. Her favorite show is 'Sex And The City,' but she cannot go a day without watching at least one episode of 'Friends' (she even has a CD in her car that plays it).