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5 Things You Need to Know About the 2024 Met Gala Theme

The 2024 Met Gala theme is Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion

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By Teen Vogue US | November 9, 2023 | Travel Leisure

The new year is just around the corner, and Met Gala 2024 is already on the minds of fashion enthusiasts around the world. (It is fashion’s biggest night of the year, after all). Well before May, there’s so much buzz around the Met Gala every year in anticipation of the star-studded red carpet, jaw-dropping outfit changes, stunning beauty moments, and hilarious memes taking over our social media feeds.

With so much going on, you might find yourself with a few questions about the big event. We totally understand not wanting to miss any details, so we’ve got you covered. We compiled everything you need to know about the Met Gala 2024 below. Scroll on to read all about the big event, and be sure to come back for more updates as we get closer to the special day.

What is the Met Gala?

The Met Gala is an annual charity fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Led by Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, the benefit takes place in New York City, but designers and celebrities from all over the world fly in to attend. The attendees create and wear elaborate designs dedicated to the special theme of the new display in the museum, selected by Wintour herself.

What is the Met Gala 2024 theme?

The Met Gala 2024 theme is Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion. According to the Met's press release, the new exhibition will focus on using research, conversation, and technology to replicate the sensations of the museum's major pieces. The aim is "breathing new life into these storied objects through creative and immersible activations designed to convey the smells, sounds, textures, and motions of garments that can no longer directly interact with the body." To honour that, this year's show “will explore notions of rebirth and renewal, using nature as a metaphor for the impermanence of fashion.”

A fashion goddess inside the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Image via Pexels.

When is the Met Gala 2024?

Every year, the Met Gala is held on the first Monday of May. So, that means the Met Gala 2024 will be on May 6.

How can I watch the Met Gala 2024?

While the Gala itself is not recorded nor broadcasted for the general public, the red carpet can be viewed via a live stream. Stay tuned for more details on the Met Gala 2024 closer to May.

Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Image via Unsplash.

Who is going to the Met Gala 2024?

The Met Gala guest list is never revealed before the big night, so we’ll all be in for a big surprise as we watch the celebs arrive on the red carpet. However, there are some big names that often attend, such as the Kardashians and Jenners, red carpet host extraordinaire Emma Chamberlain, and fashionably later head-turner Rihanna. Although we’ve missed some stars like Zendaya in more recent years, there’s always hope.

This story originally appeared on Teen Vogue US.

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