Met Gala 2024: All the best looks from the green carpet

Serving floral fantasy


By Benedict Unang

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Met Gala 2024: All the best looks from the green carpet

The much-anticipated Met Gala 2024 unfolded at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, heralding the Costume Institute’s latest exhibition, ‘Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.’ Echoing the essence of J.G Ballard’s 1962 short story “The Garden of Time”, the theme has inspired celebrities to craft jaw-dropping ensembles. From head to toe, they’ve adorned themselves to embody the enchanting aesthetic with utmost grandeur.

Zendaya graced the green carpet not once but twice, each time unveiling a breathtaking ensemble! Her initial look showcased a bias-cut ‘siren dress’ overlaid with shimmering iridescent electric blue organza from Maison Margiela. The Challengers star seamlessly transitioned into a dazzling 1996 Givenchy piece by John Galliano, accentuated with a floral bouquet headpiece crafted by Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2007 collection. Meanwhile, Gigi Hadid radiated in a custom Thom Browne dress embellished featuring a draped tailored jacket with over two million white tiny bugle beads. 

Another outfit that commanded attention was Lana Del Rey’s tulle gown, crafted by the newest creative director at Alexander McQueen, Sean McGirr. This hand-embroidered dress is adorned with natural hawthorn branches, reminiscent of Alberto Giacometti’s sculptures. Kendall Jenner paid homage to the late British fashion designer as well by donning a vintage sequined dress from Alexander McQueen’s Givenchy 1999 couture collection.

On the other hand, there’s Tyla, elegantly attired in a Balmain creation—a sculpted dress fashioned entirely from sand. And let’s not overlook the exquisite hourglass clutch, the perfect finishing touch to her look! Penélope Cruz opted for an off-shoulder gown crafted from eight distinct varieties of French floral lace in striking black and silver hues, courtesy of Chanel



The gents also made a lasting impression on us with their wardrobe selections. Lewis Hamilton leading the pack in his embroidered Burberry coat. Drawing inspiration from the life of John Ystumllym, one of Britain’s earliest Black gardeners, Hamilton’s attire carried a significant nod to its history. Elsewhere and also in Burberry, Bright Vachirawit made a stylish entrance in a black pleated georgette jacket decorated with floral bullion embroidery, paired flawlessly with a gold mesh tank top. Bad Bunny’s custom Maison Margiela ensemble was already impressive, but he elevated it further by accessorising with the black Flor de Maga, Puerto Rico’s national flower, a subtle yet poignant nod to his roots. See more of our favourite looks from the prestigious evening below.




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