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May 7, 2024

The 13 Most Unforgettable Looks from the Met Gala

The biggest fashion night of the year — themed "Garden of Time" — included some of the best looks in Met Gala history.

Last night was the first Monday in May — or, for the uninitiated, the Met Gala, hosted annually in honor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. This year’s exhibit, “Sleeping Beauties,” paid homage to fashion’s endless archives and the historical pieces too delicate to wear nowadays. Matched with the theme “Garden of Time,” celebrities (and their stylists!) took a peek inside fashion’s vintage annals for on-theme floral looks. From Zendaya’s double-dress moment to Elle Fanning’s frosted glass Balmain gown, here are all our favorites from the legendary event.

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Gigi Hadid glowed in a delicate Thom Browne gown (peek: the train of her dress is actually a crumpled suit!), matched with Chopard jewelry.

Comedian and producer Mindy Kaling chose a couture gown by Gaurav Gupta — nicknamed the “Melting Flower of Time.”

Is it really the Met Gala if Zendaya isn’t there? The actress and Gala co-chair opted for not one but two looks: Maison Margiela by John Galliano (left) and vintage Givenchy (right), with vintage Philip Treacy headpieces. 

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Brooklyn Nets player Ben Simmons upended classic menswear with a Thom Browne twist — and a matching clock bag.

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Rapper (and co-chair) Bad Bunny wore custom Margiela with endearing details: the floral bouquet he carried down the carpet included roses, flax plant, and Flor de Maga, the national flower of Puerto Rico.

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Our favorite Loewe ambassador, actress Greta Lee, wore the brand again on the green carpet — evoking fresh lilies, springtime, and fairytale dressing.

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Actress Taylor Russell made her long-awaited Met Gala debut this year in custom Loewe, with a faux-wooden corset 3D-moulded to fit her body perfectly.

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The It Girl to end all It Girls, Chloë Sevigny, arrived in a romantic corset gown by Turkish-English designer Dilara Fındıkoğlu. 

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2023 Model of the Year Paloma Elsesser stunned in custom H&M — including a made-to-measure metal bodice inspired by the work of Alexander McQueen.

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It’s Cardi B’s world and we’re just living in it. Dressed in Antwerp-based brand Windowsen, the astounding organza train took up (almost!) the entire carpet.

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Elle Fanning went simple but serene in custom Balmain, designed to look like the actress was encased in crushed glass. 

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Icon Demi Moore wore 10 carats of never-before-seen Cartier — alongside a custom Harris Reed gown, of course.

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And last, but certainly not least: Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson shook up the carpet in custom Thom Browne. Her gown, inspired by the now-classic Thom Browne raven motif, was embroidered with 60,000 green and blue Swarovski crystals.

Savannah Bradley

Savannah Eden Bradley is a writer, fashion editor, and creative consultant. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of fashion theory magazine HALOSCOPE and serves as Features Editor at The Territorie. Her work, which focuses on fashion as a critical art, business, and cross-cultural interlocutor, has appeared in Rookie, Business Insider, and i-D, among other outlets.

In 2022, she graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with dual degrees in English & Comparative Literature and Creative Direction. She was named YOOX NET-A-PORTER's 2020 Incredible Girl of the Future for her work in fashion media. She also works as a creative consultant for both established and burgeoning fashion brands, covering the breadth of trendspotting, branding, and marketing strategy.

(At this very moment, she is most likely either listening to Joni Mitchell or trying to find a good deal on a pair of vintage silver cowboy boots. Probably both.)

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