What You Need to Know About the 2024 Met Gala

Inside the biggest night in fashion.
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The phrase “spotted on the steps of the Met” may have once only applied to Gossip Girl’s Serena Van der Woodsen, but in 2024, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s stairway entrance is home to the biggest night in fashion – The Met Gala. 

Since the first fundraiser in 1948, the Met Gala has become synonymous with luxury, couture, and some of the best celebrity red-carpet looks of all time. 

As The Garden of Time theme envelopes New York, we round up what you need to know about the 2024 Met Gala. 

What is the Met Gala? 

The Costume Institute Benefit, most commonly known as the Met Gala, is an annual fundraising dinner for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

Each year, the Costume Institute holds an exhibit that is open to the public, however, the Met Gala has typically served as the exhibition’s opening night, with each of the guests arriving in an outfit that is aligned with the theme of the exhibition. 

With a guest list of up to 700 people, the Met Gala raises valuable funding to preserve the textile art held by the Costume Institute, with tickets for the 2023 Met Gala costing upwards of $50,000 USD per person. 

Where to watch the 2024 Met Gala

If you can’t wait to see your favourite star ascend the world-famous staircase, the 2024 Met Gala will be streamed live on Vogue’s website and across Vogue’s Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook from 8:00 am AEST Tuesday, May 7, 2024.  

Missed out on the live stream? You can catch up on all the action on 7Bravo and 7plus from 5:30 pm AEST. 

The 2024 Met Gala celebrates the ‘Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion’ exhibition. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

What is the Met Gala theme?

The theme for the 2024 Met Gala is Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion, with the dress code theme being listed as The Garden of Time. 

According to Voguethe exhibition spans over four centuries of fashion history and will include stand-out designs from Schiaparelli, Dior, Givenchy, and many other designer brands. 

The exhibition will also include a combination of “video animation, light projection, AI, CGI,” and various other sensory elements to encapsulate nature into zones of land, sea, and sky. 

In typical Met Gala fashion, the dress code is relatively open-ended however, we can expect to see some ethereal fairy-esque fashion at the 2024 red carpet. 

The Met Gala fundraises for the museum’s Costume Institute. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

Who is attending the Met Gala?

The Met Gala guest list is typically kept top secret until the big day, however, we can anticipate that the 2024 Gala co-chairs Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Hemsworth, and Bad Bunny will all be walking the red carpet. 

While their attendance may not yet be confirmed, fans will be keeping a close eye out for Met Gala favourites Blake Lively, Rihanna, and Sarah Jessica Parker. 

Who are the 2024 Met Gala co-chairs?

For 2024, Vogue editor-in-chief and Costume Institute trustee Anna Wintour has handpicked some of Hollywood’s most fashion-forward stars to co-chair the Met Gala. 

Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, and Chris Hemsworth will serve as the 2024 Met Gala co-chairs alongside Anna Wintour, with their role seeing them play an important part in deciding the Met Gala dress code, performers, and table arrangements. 

The Met Gala co-chairs also play an important role in drawing the support of other celebrities to the event and, thanks to the help of some serious star power, the Met Gala has raised over $220 million for the Costume Institute. 

Will Rihanna return to the 2024 red carpet? (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

When is the 2024 Met Gala?

The 2024 Met Gala will take place on Monday, May 6, 2024, at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

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