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Everything to Know About the 2024 Met Gala: Theme, Hosts, and More


We now know the most highly-guarded details about the 2024 Met Gala, to be held on the first Monday in May. The 2024 Costume Institute exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, titled “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” will feature approximately 250 items drawn from the Costume Institute’s permanent collection, many of which are have been rarely seen in public before. Ahead of the hotly-anticipated event, Vogue is rounding up everything we know thus far.

Below, everything you need to know about the 2024 Met Gala.

When will the Met Gala 2024 take place? 

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

What is the Met Gala 2024 theme?

The 2024 Met Gala will celebrate the Costume Institute’s new exhibition, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” and the official dress code is “The Garden of Time.” The exhibit will feature approximately 250 rare items drawn from the Costume Institutes permanent collection. Spanning over 400 years of fashion history, the pieces will include designs by Schiaparelli, Dior, Givenchy, and more. Some garments that are too fragile to ever be worn again—such as a Charles Frederick Worth ballgown from 1877—will also be displayed via video animation, light projection, AI, CGI, and other forms of sensory stimulation.

Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute, added thatthe exhibition will be shaped around three main “zones”—Land, Sea, and Sky—that pay tribute to the natural world. “It is very much an ode to nature and the emotional poetics of fashion,” he said.

How can I watch (or rewatch) the Met Gala 2024?

Stay tuned for information on how to watch the 2024 Met Gala. In past years, fashion fans have followed all the action on Vogue’s livestream. The red carpet was live-streamed on Vogue.com and was also broadcast live across our digital platforms (as well as on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter). Last year’s livestream co-hosts were La La Anthony, Derek Blasberg, Chloe Fineman, and special correspondent Emma Chamberlain.

The Vogue team also live-blogged thoughts and reactions to the red carpet, and gave context to the red carpet looks. Catch up on all their real-time reactions on the blog.

Who is hosting the Met Gala 2024?

The 2024 Met Gala hosts are Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, and Chris Hemsworth. They follow last year’s star studded group: Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour. The latter has run the Met Gala since 1995, shaping it into the much-loved annual celebration of fashion we know today.

What is the dress code?

This year’s 2024 Met Gala dress code is “The Garden of Time.” Inspired by J.G. Ballard’s short story of the same title, written in 1962, it can be interpreted in a myriad of ways. Still, we’ll likely see many a floral and botanical looks grace the famed Met Gala red carpet.

What is the Met Gala?

The Met Gala is a charity event and fundraiser for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It has traditionally been timed to mark the opening of its annual fashion exhibition. Year after year, the event raises eight-figure sums.

What happens at the Met Gala?

In short: It’s a secret. For this reason, guests must abide by the no-phone (and, therefore, no social media) policy. However, you can see exclusive photos from inside the 2023 Met Gala here and catch a glimpse of the table settings, menu, and decor. Kendall Jenner also gave us a behind- the-scenes look at the Met Gala through her camera in 2021. The event usually involves a high-profile performer (like Rihanna or Justin Bieber). And guests always explore the exhibition before sitting down together for dinner.

Where is the Met Gala held?

The Met Gala takes place at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on the first Monday in May each year (with the exception of the 2021 event, which took place in September due to COVID-19 restrictions). Guests attending the Met Gala typically stay in hotels nearby, congregating at a few celebrity-favorite spots. Last year, the Mark Hotel was a prime location for celebrity-spotting; see our photos from inside its halls.

Who is invited to the Met Gala?

Until the evening before the event, the guest list is top secret. But some of the biggest names in the business regularly attend—from Beyoncé and Lady Gaga to Madonna and Rihanna. More often than not, designers attend with their muses: think Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss, or Nicolas Ghesquière and Emma Stone. See everything that goes into the Met Gala seating chart here.

Who attends the Met Gala?

The event usually hosts around 600 attendees. The event welcomes stars, young creatives, and industry paragons each year. Revisit some of the best looks from long-time Met Gala attendees such as Blake LivelySarah Jessica ParkerRihanna and more of the best looks of all time.

What if I want more….

There’s always more. Revisit the best looks from the last decade.

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