A Look Ahead To Met Gala 2024, The Year's Most Awaited Event

Ready for the fashion event of the year? Discover all you need to know about the 2024 Met Gala, where the crème de la crème of fashion gathers for a night to remember.

It’s that time of year again! The first Monday in May marks the return of the most anticipated fashion event worldwide–The Met Gala.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit is gearing up, and it has revealed the theme for this year.

As reported by British Vogue, the 2024 Met Gala’s theme is “The Garden of Time.” The theme celebrates the institute’s latest exhibition, Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.

According to a statement from The Met, the exhibition will showcase 250 historically significant pieces. The “sleeping beauties,” which are too delicate to be worn again. 

It will feature original designs from iconic names like Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and Hubert de Givenchy.

Michelle Yeoh/Photo via Instagram @metmuseum

In contrast to last year’s black-and-white, preppy pearls and bows, and feline-themed looks for the Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty theme, this year’s gala promises to be more ethereal. It will feature soft, whimsical, and, dare we say, coquette designs.

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding the event, with many questions and uncertainties. But don’t worry, here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about the 2024 Met Gala.

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What is the Met Gala?

Each spring, the Metropolitan Museum of Art holds the Met Gala, also known as the Costume Institute Benefit or the Met Ball, a charity event. It takes place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

It stands out as one of the most exciting celebrity-fashion events of the year.

As per Harper’s Bazaar, often called the “Oscars of fashion,” the event attracts A-list celebrities dressed in bespoke creations from the world’s top fashion designers. The attire is always according to a set theme.

Previous themes have included “punk,” “camp,” “heavenly bodies,” and tributes to designers like Alexander McQueen and Rei Kawakubo.

When is the Met Gala 2024?

Asap Rocky and Rihanna/Photo via Instagram @badgalriri

The 2024 Met Gala will take place on Monday, May 6, in New York City.

Since 2005, the event has occurred on the first Monday in May every year, except for 2020 when it was canceled and 2021 when it was held in September due to the pandemic.

Who are the 2024 Met Gala co-chairs?

This year’s Met Gala will be co-chaired by Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, and Chris Hemsworth. It will be Hemsworth’s first and Bad Bunny’s third appearance.

Bad Bunny/Photo via Instagram @jacquemus

Lopez and Zendaya are seasoned Met Gala pros. Lopez has attended 13 times, and Zendaya, known for her iconic looks, will make her sixth appearance. 

As per People, Zendaya has solidified herself as “one to watch” on the steps, with memorable Met Gala looks over the years, such as her Joan of Arc chain-mail dress in 2018 and her Cinderella-inspired outfit in 2019.

Zendaya/Photo via Instagram @zendaya

What do the co-chairs do?

Jennifer Lopez/Photo via Instagram @jlo

According to Hola, the co-chairs help host the evening alongside Vogue’s Anna Wintour, who has chaired or co-chaired the Gala since 1995. 

They play a role in selecting the theme, which influences the outfits and décor. They also help curate the guest list, food, and decorations, setting the tone for the dress code and often being among the best-dressed attendees.

What happens at the Met Gala?

As per British Vogue, it’s a secret! Guests must adhere to a strict no-phone policy, meaning no social media posts. 

However, in 2017, a group of celebrities famously broke this rule when they were caught smoking and taking selfies in the bathroom.

The event typically includes a high-profile performance (think Rihanna), and guests have the opportunity to explore the exhibition before gathering for dinner.

Rihanna/Photo via Instagram @badgalriri

Can I watch the Met Gala?

Fashion enthusiasts can follow all the action on Vogue’s livestream. In 2023, La La Anthony, Derek Blasberg, and Chloe Fineman hosted the red-carpet coverage, with Emma Chamberlain as a special correspondent.

The livestream usually starts at 6 p.m. E.T. and is broadcast on digital platforms, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Banner photo via Instagram @badgalriri.

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