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June 23, 2024

Everything you need to know about the MET Gala 2024

By: Anushka Manik
Picture this: a celestial collision of fashion, art and unapologetic glam, all under the twinkling lights of the Met. Yes, we’re talking about the iconic fashion extravaganza — MET Gala. This isn’t your average red carpet affair; it’s a style showdown where the theme is the muse, and every ensemble tells a tale. From the elegantly classic to the downright avant-garde, one can always expect the unexpected because, at the Met Gala, fashion plays by its own rules.
After making heads turn this year with some of the most impressive looks of actresses, models, and singers under the theme “Karl Lagerfeld: A line of Beauty”, the spectacular event is getting set to kickstart another edition in full swing. From the astonishing theme to the venue, scroll down to read more about MET Gala 2024!
What’s the theme for MET Gala 2024?
Hold on to your glass slippers and sceptres, fashion enthusiasts, because the Met Gala 2024 is ready to sprinkle a bit of magic into the world of style! This year, we’re delving into the enchanting tale of “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” where fairy tales meet runway tales in a collision of elegance and escapade.
Renowned curator Andrew Bolton, the creative force behind the MET’s legendary fashion exhibitions, aims to rouse the sensory allure of the museum’s extensive collection, boasting over 33,000 previously unseen pieces. Talking about the enchanting theme of the upcoming gala, he said, “The theme of “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” is a celebration of the power of fashion to transform us. It is also a reminder that fashion is not just a reflection of our time, but also a powerful tool for shaping our future.”
When & Where Is It Happening?
Showcasing a train of some iconic costumes, the MET Gala 2024, as is customary each year, is all set to take place on the initial Monday of May, i.e., May 6, 2024. This timing is strategically chosen, considering a blend of factors such as the inauguration of the annual Costume Institute exhibition, the availability of designers and celebrities, and adherence to American fashion tradition.
Like every year, the 76th edition of Met Gala will unfold its glamour in the heart of the Big Apple, specifically at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The festivities will commence with the grand opening ceremony of the Costume Institute exhibition, paving the way for a gala dinner and a splendid fashion exhibition where guests marvel at the finest pieces.
Some of the most iconic MET looks of all time!
Cher, 1985
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Taking cues from the dazzling styles, Cher rocked the scene in a sparkly semi-sheer unitard by Bob Mackie paired with the quintessential ’80s lavender smoky eye.
Naomi Campbell, 2023
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Paying an ode to the late designer, Karl Lagerfeld, the supermodel joined the fashion spectacle in a salmon-pink saree paired with a metallic blouse, an archival look from Chanel’s spring/summer 2010 couture collection.
Beyonce, 2014
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Dressed in a Givenchy embellished dress, Beyoncé made her entrance at the 2014 Met Gala sporting a deep red lip and a studded face veil, paying tribute to the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” theme.
Kim Kardashian, 2015
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Turning the red carpet into her own fabulous runway, Kim Kardashian flaunted a chic ponytail and rocked a feathery white outfit by Roberto Cavalli at the 2015 Met Gala, themed “China: Through the Looking Glass.”
Deepika Padukone, 2019
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Back in 2019, Deepika Padukone made a statement on the MET carpet in a strapless pink Zac Posen creation, featuring a fitted bodice and a multi-tiered sculpted skirt with delicate embellishments. What took the oomph factor up to several notches were her voluminous high ponytail, bejeweled pink hairband, dramatic burgundy lips, and striking purple eye makeup.
Can’t wait to see what the upcoming edition of the fashion soirée has in store for us!
You may also read: Iconic MET Gala themes over the years!

Anushka Manik


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