The Theme, Hosts, and Everything Else You Need to Know About the 2024 Met Gala

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The Met Gala will celebrate the Costume Institute’s 2024 exhibition, ‘Sleeping Beauty: Reawakening Fashion’, on May 6tt. The exhibition features 250 historically significant pieces, considered’sleeping beauties’, and original designs from designers like Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and Hubert de Givenchy. Guests will dress to the theme of ‘The Garden of Time’, inspired by the J.G. Ballard short story.

Below, everything you need to know about the 2024 Met Gala.

What even is the Met Gala?

Every year, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute hosts the Met Gala, a charity event that raises a substantial amount of money (vis ticket sales) and usually opens the museum’s yearly fashion show. It attracts the biggest A-list names who dress according to a set theme of that year.

When is the Met Gala scheduled for 2024?

The 2024 Met Gala is scheduled for May 6 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and will honor the Costume Institute’s exhibition, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.”

The Met Gala 2024 theme?

The Costume Institute’s exhibition, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” will be featured at the 2024 Met Gala, and will include approximately 250 rare artifacts from its permanent collection. The display covers more than 400 years of fashion history and features designs by Schiaparelli, Dior, Givenchy, and others. Some delicate clothes will be showcased using video animation, light projection, AI, CGI, and other sensory stimulation. The exhibition will be organized across three major “zones”: land, sea, and sky, paying homage to nature and the emotive poetics of fashion.

Who is hosting the Met Gala 2024?

The 2024 Met Gala will be hosted by Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, and Chris Hemsworth, following last year’s star-studded group including Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa, and Anna Wintour.

This years Met Gala dress code?

The 2024 Met Gala dress code is “The Garden of Time,” inspired by J.G. Ballard’s 1962 short story. The story centers on Count Axel and his wife, the Countess, who have a perfect life filled with beauty, art, and leisure. A home with a balcony overlooking a garden of crystalline flowers is featured in the novel; this mansion represents modern contemporary society and the psychological ramifications of social, technical, or environmental advancements. The crowd storms the villa, where a neglected garden has a statue of the Count and his Countess entwined in belladonna plants. The Count needs to remove a time-reversing flower from his garden in order to bring peace back.

The gala theme embraces the “garden” element of the plot and highlights transient beauty while striking a balance between art, relaxation, and beauty via sad flowers. Despite its diverse interpretation, floral and botanical looks are expected to grace the red carpet.

But what really happens at the Met Gala?

The event is a secret, requiring guests to follow a no-phone and social media policy. But according to Vogue, it also includes a high profiled performance with guests exploring the exhibition before dinner.

Where is the Met Gala held?

The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts the Met Gala annually on the first Monday in May in New York City, with attendees typically staying in nearby hotels and gathering at celebrity hotspots.

Who is invited to the Met Gala?

The guest list is kept secret until the evening before the event, but attracts around 600 attendees.

How to the Met Gala 2024?

The 2024 Met Gala will be streamed live on and various digital platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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