Met Gala 2024

The 2024 Met Gala red carpet has officially closed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and fashion’s biggest night came to an end this month. This year’s exhibit, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” examined how technology can breathe new life into garments that are too old and fragile to be worn again.

On the night, guests ascended the museum’s famed steps wearing outfits that gave a nod to the event’s “The Garden of Time” dress code. The night’s sartorial theme gets its name from a J.G. Ballard story about a count who – to stave off an angry mob nearing his castle – cuts a rose from his garden to slow down time until there are no flowers remaining. With the story’s dystopian undertones in tandem with the exhibit’s emphasis on old and new, spectators saw a red carpet filled with everything from florals to techno-inspired fashion – and even a Sleeping Beauty reference or two.

The gala, which fundraises for the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute, is known for having a very secretive guest list. But while the attendees’ names were kept tightly under wraps, we now know everyone who graced the carpet in their garden party finery: including Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Lopez, and Zendaya, who served as co-chairs alongside Vogue’s Anna Wintour.