Met Gala 2024

The curtains have closed on the 2024 Met Gala, an event that always sets the fashion world abuzz. This year’s Costume Institute exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is titled Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion. Featuring around 250 items plucked from the Costume Institute’s treasure trove, many of which have been kept away from public eyes until now, it promises a journey through rare and exquisite pieces.

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The 2024 Met Gala took place last night, on Monday, May 6, in New York City at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It celebrated the Costume Institute’s new exhibition, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.”

What is the Met Gala?

The Met Gala stands as an esteemed charity affair, serving as a vital fundraiser for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s esteemed Costume Institute. Scheduled to coincide with the unveiling of its annual fashion exhibition, the gala is a beacon of philanthropy in the world of high fashion. Each edition of this illustrious event sees staggering sums raised, often reaching eight figures, all in support of the arts and cultural enrichment.

What is the Met Gala 2024 theme?

The Met Gala of 2024 embraced the theme of the Costume Institute’s latest exhibition, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” with a dress code fittingly titled ”The Garden of Time.” This exhibition showcases approximately 250 rare items from the Costume Institute’s esteemed permanent collection, spanning over four centuries of fashion history. Among these treasures are designs crafted by legendary names like Schiaparelli, Dior, Givenchy, and more.

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Notably, the exhibit presents garments too delicate to be worn again, including a mesmerizing Charles Frederick Worth ball gown from 1877, which will be brought to life through innovative methods such as video animation, light projection, AI, CGI, and other sensory experiences.

Andrew Bolton, the Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute, has curated the exhibition into three distinct “zones” — Land, Sea, and Sky — each paying homage to the wonders of the natural world. Bolton describes the exhibition as a heartfelt homage to nature, blending the emotional depth of fashion with the poetic beauty of the natural environment.

The Indians on the Met Gala red carpet this year Alia Bhatt, Mona Patel and act

Alia Bhatt

NEW YORK – MAY 06: Alia Bhatt attends the 2024 Met Gala Celebrating “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2024, in New York City.

At the Met Gala of 2024, Alia Bhatt graced the event in a bespoke mint green sari crafted by the renowned designer Sabyasachi. Styled by her trusted fashion guru Anaita Shroff Adajania, the sari was adorned with genuine gemstones and boasted a remarkable 23-foot-long train, paying homage to the gala’s theme, ‘Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion’.

This appearance marked Bhatt’s second foray into the Met Gala scene, following her debut in 2023 where she captivated in Prabal Gurung couture. At the previous year’s event, themed ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’, she mesmerized attendees in a pristine white gown adorned with a staggering 100,000 pearls. The intricate embroidery showcased the craftsmanship of Indian artisans, adding a touch of cultural richness to her ensemble.

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Mona Patel

Stepping onto the grand stage of the 2024 Met Gala, Mona Patel, celebrated CEO of Forbes Next 1000, unveiled her highly anticipated gala debut in a stunning off-shoulder gown by Iris van Herpes. The body-hugging creation took inspiration from the graceful flutter of butterflies, perfectly capturing the essence of the evening’s theme, ‘The Garden of Time’. Van Herpes’s distinctive sculptural elements graced the marbled fabric, adding an air of modern elegance to Patel’s ensemble.

The pièce de resistance of Patel’s look was undoubtedly the mesmerizing 3D butterflies adorning her sleeves, casting a spellbinding aura around her. With each delicate flutter, Patel’s outfit exuded a sense of magic and wonder, making her a standout presence at the illustrious event.

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