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PHOTOS: Colman Domingo’s cape, Andrew Scott’s biceps & all the wildest looks from the 2024 Met Gala

2024 Met Gala

The first Monday in May is all about celebrities in the most over-the-top couture outfits for the annual Met Gala.

This year, the annual fashion parade launched the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibit entitled “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” which also served as the evening’s theme.

Based on that, one would expect a sea of Disney princesses but the official dress code was even more elusive and was listed as “The Garden of Time,” which was in reference to the 1962 J.G. Ballard short story.

In recent years, the entire affair has morphed from a high society charity event to an influencer-heavy costume party for social media, with many attendees choosing literal interpretations of the night’s theme rather than taking inspiration to create a more esoteric sartorial moment.

This year the garden theme could have been the bane of Miranda Priestley Anna Wintour’s existence with the thought of everyone opting for “groundbreaking” florals down the Met’s hallowed steps.

While celebs work hard to not get it wrong or risk being blackballed by the Vogue editrix, rumor is that Wintour actually approves every outfit ahead of time. Assisting the sunglass-clad fashion lioness were this year’s four co-hosts: Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, Zendaya and Chris Hemsworth.

Once inside, there’s a strict no phone policy. Despite the secretive festivities, Vogue’s cameras captured a surprise performance by Ariana Grande.

Among the red carpet standouts were Zendaya in two gag-worthy looks, Colman Domingo continuing his regal slayage, and Lana Del Rey in an Alexander McQueen veiled crown of thorns.

Although usual attendees like Madonna, Beyonce, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga were no-shows, pop divas in attendance included Dua Lipa, Kylie Minogue, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, who stepped up as this year’s Met MOTHER with a massive gown for the record books.

So without further ado, click through to see all the wild fashions from the 2024 Met Gala:

Colman Domingo

Colman Domingo

Bow down and kiss the ring! Colman served caped for the gods in this regal white and black Willy Chavarria ensemble.

Jonathan Bailey

Jonathan Bailey

The password is: deflower.

Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan

Troye brought the chic lesbian energy in this custom Prada number.

Cole Escola

Cole Escola

It was Sally Field Flying Nun meets Sophia Petrillo and we can’t get enough! Oh Dorothy Mary!

Jeremy Pope

Jeremy Pope

Pope gave us a boudoir moment with satin, fur and lace accents to his shirtless pinstripe getup.

Barry Keoghan

Barry Keoghan

He thought the theme was Chalamet’s Wonka!

Sam Smith and Christian Cowan

Sam Smith

Smith and Cowan made their red carpet debut as a couple walking hand-in-hand in complementary outfits designed by Cowan.

Cardi B

Cardi B

Cardi’s massive Giambattista Valli look was Marge Simpson meets Amy Winehouse with a dramatic Rihanna red carpet moment thrown in because somebody has to do it.

Doja Cat

Doja Cat

Doja turned the Met Gala into an ’80s spring break party wearing a wet T-shirt dress by Vetements. Sleeping Beauty – and Anna Wintour – are shook!

Dan Levy

Dan Levy

The black/floral Loewe suit is impeccable and the black glasses with the stache could have bordered on Groucho Marx territory but he doesn’t just pull them off — he looks damn hot!

Tom Ford

Tom Ford

Consider a red velvet blazer the closest Ford will ever adhere to a theme. A true classic.

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

However, the theme on Hemsworth’s invite read, “wedding groomsmen looking for the afters.”

Josh O’Connor

Josh O'Connor

The shoes. The tails. The ears. Marry me, Patrick Zweig Josh!

Zendaya and Law Roach

Zendaya and Law Roach

The dynamic duo! After first walking out in Maison Margiela, Zendaya came back in this floral masterpiece and black gown by Givenchy Couture alongside her image architect Roach.

Sebastian Stan

Sebastian Stan

I want Sebastian Stan to send me to immortal damnation stat.

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

All rise for the Mother of the House of Latifah!

Da’Vine Joy Randolph

Da'Vine Joy Randolph

Mama kudos for wearing that, for spilling in this custom Gap gown by Zac Posen. GORGE!

Ben Platt and Noah Galvin 

Ben Platt and Noah Galvin

Similar to Sam Smith and Christian Cowan, Platt and Galvin went with coordinated couples looks as they donned chic complementary Amiri suits with cinched waists and flare pants.

Stray Kids

Stray Kids

I don’t know about you but this looks like the best and hottest Twilight sequel yet!

Omar Apollo

Omar Apollo

Omar brought the sparkling babygirl vibes with this Loewe fit.

Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer

Keke shined in this sequined Marc Jacobs number and ginormous ponytail.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

We come to this place for magic …and Nicole delivered in this Balenciaga dream.

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