It’s that time of the year again! The Met Gala 2024 is just around the corner. While the theme is already announced, we cannot wait to see what looks the celebrities have in store for us! This year’s Met Gala returns with excitement at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2024. The event witnesses designers and celebrities coming together from all over the world to show off their most innovative designs. So, ShaadiWish is here to share all the nitty-gritty details from the theme to who is attending!

From Theme To Guests: All About The Met Gala 2024
From Theme To Guests: All About The Met Gala 2024

Also, know all about how to get tickets for Met Gala.

Everything You Need To Know About The Met Gala 2024 – Theme, Host, Guests, And More:

What Is The Met Gala And When Does It Happen?

If you are a fashion enthusiast, you might already be familiar with the phrase, but the Met Gala is traditionally held on the first Monday in May. Honoring tradition, Vogue reports that the Met Gala 2023 will be held on May 6, 2024. Subsequently, the related display will be open to the public from May 10 to September 2.

Met Gala is an annual charity event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City every year. It is also referred to as the Met Ball and is organized to raise money for the Costume Institute at the Met. Although the night is more commonly referred to as either the Met Ball or the Met Gala, the event is formally known as the Costume Institute Gala.

The gala is a fundraiser dedicated to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute – formerly named The Anna Wintour Costume Center. It is in homage to the American Vogue’s editor-in-chief, who has been a chair member of the museum’s gala since 1995.

What Is The Met Gala 2024 Theme?

The Met Gala 2024 will celebrate the Costume Institute’s new exhibition, ‘Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,’ and the official dress code is ‘The Garden of Time.’

For those wondering if Sleeping Beauty is about the Disney Princess, then the answer is NO. Met CEO Max Hollein revealed the theme – “The focus is on the question of, ‘What happens to an object when it enters our collection, which basically transforms it from a garment that was worn into an object that’s being shown?”

In fact, the dress code can be interpreted in a number of ways: if flowers aren’t the celebs’ thing, the idea of ‘time’ might be. They had three options: they could follow a scientific or historical path, or they could take the literal route and draw inspiration for their style from clock faces around the world. The theme and the dress code are linked by the idea of time.

The exhibit will feature approximately 250 rare items drawn from the Costume Institute’s permanent collection. In fact, spanning over 400 years of fashion history, these iconic pieces will include designs from – House of Worth, Dior, Schiaparelli, Anna Maria Garthwaite, Madeleine Vionnet, Alexander McQueen, Charles James, Norman Norell, Loewe, Nina Ricci and more.

Moreover, some garments that are too fragile to ever be worn again – such as a Charles Frederick Worth ball gown from 1877, will also be displayed via video animation, light projection, AI, CGI, and other forms of sensory stimulation.

From Theme To Guests: All About The Met Gala 2024
Picture Courtesy – The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Who Are The Met Gala Co-Chairs This Year 2024?

Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Hemsworth, Bad Bunny, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour will serve as the evening’s co-chairs. Honorary chairs for the evening, meanwhile, are Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson and TikTok CEO Shou Chew.

Who Is Invited To The Met Gala?

Well, until the evening before the event, the guest list is top secret! But some of the biggest names in the business regularly attend are – Beyoncé and Gigi Hadid to Madonna and Rihanna. More often than not, designers attend with their muses, like Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss, or Nicolas Ghesquière and Emma Stone.

Who Attends The Met Gala?

The event usually hosts around 450 attendees, welcoming stars, young creatives, and industry paragons each year. Revisit some of the best looks from long-time attendees such as Blake Lively, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, and more of the best Met Gala looks of all time.

From Theme To Guests: All About The Met Gala 2024
Rihanna At Met Gala

Lili Reinhart At Met Gala

How To Get Invited To Met Gala?

If you think buying a ticket is the only way one can make it to the Met Gala, then you are mistaken. The team at Vogue carefully curates a list of guests for the event every year to make sure that anyone who is the ‘IT’ celebrity of the season makes it to the Met Gala. Such celebrities are sent out invites and they get to be a part of the event without buying tickets or donating anything to the charity.

So, apart from being an actress, model, musician, Vogue editor, A-listers plus one, or wealthy enough to donate hundreds of thousands to the Met Museum, you can also become a sponsor and attend! Oh, if you are super-rich and almost on the edge of your seat, about to get your cheque books out; you might want to hold off. Because only those who have Anna Wintour’s official seal of approval will be able to attend.

From Theme To Guests: All About The Met Gala 2024
Blake Lively At Met Gala

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