Met Gala 2024: The Red Carpet Arrivals

Opulent to outrageous, elegant to excessive, Monday night’s Met Gala red carpet was equal parts star-studded and visually stunning. Then again, with Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny and Chris Hemsworth as the evening’s co-chairs, how could it not?

Fold in scores of other stars — were there ever this many at a Met Gala? — including Nicole Kidman, Alexandra Daddario, Barry Keoghan, Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo, Elizabeth Debicki, Janelle Monáe, Jeremy Strong, Michelle Williams and Serena Williams, and the 2024 Met Gala ranked as among the most thrilling and stylish in recent memory.

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This year’s dress code, “The Garden of Time,” took its cue from the 1962 short story of the same name by J.G. Ballard, which dovetails nicely with the latest Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibition, Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion, which opens to the public on Friday, May 10. The Andrew Bolton-curated show spotlights fragile pieces from the institute’s archives, all viewed through a lens of nature.

With that in mind, style fans saw a variety of interpretations — from floral to pastoral and everything in between — on the famed museum steps, which themselves reflected both a garden motif and, in some cases, sustainable elements.

Last year’s Met Gala raised $22 million as the year’s primary fundraiser for the museum’s Costume Institute, also known as the Anna Wintour Costume Center; the Condé Nast chief content officer and Vogue global editorial director famously oversees every detail of the Met Gala, from approving the carpet’s design to the menu and guest list. Confirmed by a museum spokesperson, this year’s Met Gala topped the 2023 figure, raising more than $26 million to fund the Costume Institute’s preservation initiatives and other projects.

With the A-list guests in attendance each contributing to that figure, here’s a look at the night’s arrivals.

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