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The Best and Most Outrageous Fashion Moments of the 2024 Met Gala

On Monday night, the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art were filled with celebrities, fashion insiders, and art lovers, who all donned spectacular looks for the 2024 Met Gala. The buzzy annual event, which takes place every year on the first Monday in May, has long been heralded as fashion’s biggest night and this year’s red carpet definitely made the case for this distinction. With the “Garden of Time” as the gala’s theme, itself inspired by the new Costume Institute exhibit, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” guests came attired in everything from floral ensembles to darkly romantic getups.

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There may be no better example of successfully interpreting the night’s theme than actor and noted fashion icon Zendaya, a co-chair of the night’s festivities, who arrived to the Met Gala red carpet, resplendent in a custom blue and green striped Margiela gown with a matching Philip Treacy fascinator punctuated with a sweeping feather that spoke to the night’s theme perfectly. Her daring look, designed by Margiela creative director, John Galliano, was embellished with bunches of grapes, flowers and birds, a lush nod to the night’s “Garden of Time” theme.

Fellow co-chair Bad Bunny, who was also dressed by Margiela, took a more edgy conceptual approach to the night’s suggested dress code, with a Steampunk-esque top-stitched navy suit with red accents, that he memorably accessorized with a matching statement hat, round sunglasses, and a bouquet of flowers made of the same fabric of his suit. Others took a more literal approach to the night’s garden theme, like influencer Emma Chamberlain, who donned a gothic brown custom Jean Paul Gaultier corset whose lace detailing gave off a thorny effect and Gigi Hadid, whose corseted black and white Thom Browne gown boasted a sweeping train adorned with yellow roses.

Here’s a look at the best (and most outrageous) looks from the Met Gala red carpet.

Zendaya in custom Margiela and Philip Treacy


Gigi Hadid in Thom Browne

Gigi Hadid

Bad Bunny in Margiela

Bad Bunny

Emma Chamberlain in custom Jean Paul Gaultier

Emma Chamberlain

Ayo Edebiri in custom Loewe

Ayo Edebiri

Rebecca Ferguson in Thom Browne

Rebecca Ferguson

Cole Escola in Thom Browne

Cole Escola

Sarah Jessica Parker in Richard Quinn

Sarah Jessica Parker

Gwendolyn Christie in Margiela

Gwendolyn Christie

Greta Lee in Loewe

Greta Lee

Taylor Russell in Loewe

Taylor Russell