From red carpet to real life: Iconic 2024 Met Gala looks

From red carpet to real life: Iconic 2024 Met Gala looks

No Monday is met with as much excitement as the first Monday of May when the biggest and brightest night in fashion unfolds - the Met Gala. This year’s dress code, “The Garden of Time," is inspired by J.G. Ballard’s short story by the same name. It celebrates the Costume Institute’s spring exhibit, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.” 

Here are some stellar looks from fashion’s biggest night: 

1. Zendaya 

When it comes to serving fashion, I think everyone agrees that there’s no better duo than Zendaya and Law Roach. This year they truly delivered, with not just one but two exceptional outfits. 

For her first look, Zendaya donned a refreshing ocean-blue gown by Maison Margiela’s John Galliano. She completed her outfit with a matching headpiece. The second look took a deep dive into the archives and is from John Galliano’s first haute-couture collection in January 1996. The outfit was accompanied with an Alexander McQueen hat that was reminiscent of a bright bouquet of roses. 

While the first outfit is bound to reignite our love for metallics, the second one is a groundbreaking approach to styling florals. Zendaya also gave a double nod to the dress code with paper-thin eyebrows, indicating that the 90’s trend is closer to a comeback than we can imagine. 


2. Kim Kardashian 

Only Kim Kardashian can create commotion on the Met red carpet and still look flawless. This year was no different, the Met Gala veteran combined her body-con glam with a cosy grey cardigan. 

Kim looked drop-dead gorgeous in a fully embellished metallic gown by John Galliano for Mason Margiela. She completed her look with a loose and messy braid at the bottom, giving a trend alert for all the lazy, long-haired girlies. We’re calling it now: cardis and bodycon dresses are about to be the next big thing. And we’re here for it. 

3. Gigi Hadid 

For Gigi Hadid, the world is a runway, and she’s here to slay. The Met Gala red carpet was no exception. Gigi stepped out in a white off-the-shoulder column gown with a detachable skirt resembling a tuxedo. Her look took a retro route, with dramatic ruffles indicating that the vintage trend will make a comeback again. Designed by Thom Browne, the gown was embroidered with yellow roses and black petals—very springtime-eque. 

And just like that, a new Gigi trend has entered the chat, and it’s here to stay. We’re predicting embroidered patches, dramatic ruffles, and balloon sleeves all winter long. And you can beat those winter blues by adding white and yellow-coloured outfits to your wardrobes. 


4. Sarah Jessica Parker 

11th time Met attendee, SJP made Carrie Bradshaw proud and delivered yet another iconic 

look at the red carpet. She donned a cage dress by Richard Quinn with sheer embroidered stockings underneath. Staying true to her love for statement pieces, she complimented her outfit with a Philip Tracy headpiece. She finished the look with a long strand of pearls, pushing this classic jewellery under the spotlight. 

Reigning queen of the Met, SJP’s outfit marks the re-entry of two exciting trends to glam up our winters. The first being every minimalist’s favourite staple—Pearls. Omnipresent during the 2024 Fashion Weeks and surfacing on the streets, pearls can elevate any look, and guess what? You can flaunt them anywhere and anytime too.  

The floral embellished stockings serve as a reminder that, even in winters we can flaunt our summer dresses with funky or embellished stockings. 

Are you ready to hop on these chic trends soon?

5. Alia Bhatt 

Choose a Saree and you’ll never be sorry. Renowned Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt chose an eternal classic—the saree—for her second appearance at the Met. Designed by prominent Indian couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee, it was not your average saree. With a 23-foot-long train, the outfit featured hand-embroidered sequins, semi-precious stones, elegant beadwork, and metallic fringes. Her look was complete with precious stone jewellery and woven braids, another hair trend that will attract our full-time working girls. 

The saree is an outfit that will never go out of style. It’s arrival on the Met red carpet is a sign that this timeless drape will soon make its way onto our closets and streets, internationally. 

And just like that, fashion’s biggest night has officially come and gone. While the theme and the outfits left us mesmerised, we’re noticing certain trends that are creeping their way into our winter wardrobe. Thank God for fashion; our closets will soon reflect a spring state of mind in winter.