Met Gala 2024: Live Updates from the Red Carpet on Fashion’s Biggest Night

Met Gala 2024: Live Updates from the Red Carpet on Fashion’s Biggest Night

It’s the first Monday in May, and PEOPLE has live updates from outside the Mark to on the Met steps — follow along

Zendaya attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan


Fashion-heads and celebrity-watchers rejoice: after a year of waiting, fashion’s big night is back!

The 2024 Met Gala is being held on Monday, May 6 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a slew of Hollywood’s biggest names are preparing to walk the steps.

This year’s event is being co-chaired by Jennifer Lopez, Chris Hemsworth, Zendaya and Bad Bunny. As always, Vogue‘s Anna Wintour is at the helm at the Costume Institute benefit.

The theme — should the stars choose to follow it — is “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” with a dress code of “The Garden of Time.” The corresponding Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibit is “very much an ode to nature and the emotional poetics of fashion,” curator Andrew Bolton has said — meaning we can anticipate some moody florals on the carpet.

While who turns up is always a surprise, we can hope to see some Met regulars: The Kardashian-Jenner family, Rihanna, Blake Lively and more.

Follow along as PEOPLE covers the event live — from the stars leaving the Mark Hotel to the moment they hit the stairs on Fifth Avenue.

Hello, Glinda and Elphaba! Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo Pose Together on Met Carpet

Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo attend The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2024 in New York City.

Ariana Grande (left) and Cynthia Erivo.JOHN SHEARER/WIREIMAGE

These looks are gonna be popular!

Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, who costar in the upcoming Wicked film adaptions, posed together on the Met carpet on Monday before gushing over each other during the Vogue livestream.

Grande’s strapless Loewe gown features a pleated shirt and mother-of-pearl bodice. Erivo’s Thom Brown two-piece evokes the garden theme with perfect, pink flowers covering the suit jacket and skirt.

Ben Affleck Is Not Attending the Met Gala with Wife Jennifer Lopez

No, there won’t be a Bennifer moment at this year’s Met Gala.

Jennifer Lopez is a co-host of the 2024 fundraiser, but her husband and often-red carpet date Affleck is not attending alongside her.

Affleck’s rep told PEOPLE that he’s busy filming The Accountant 2 in Los Angeles.

Demi Lovato Is Back at the Met Gala for the First Time Since 2016

Eight years later, Demi Lovato has returned to the Met Gala.

In 2016, Lovato attended the Gala but later told Billboard that she had a “terrible time.

But this year, they’re back, with the singer dressed in Prabal Gurung — a silver gown with floral appliques.

Rita Ora’s Met Gala Gown Is Made of Beads from the First and Second Century B.C.

Taika Waititi and Rita Ora attend The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2024

Taika Waititi and Rita Ora.JAMIE MCCARTHY/GETTY

Rita Ora is attending her 10th Met Gala, so she absolutely knows how to stay on theme.

Ora spoke to Vogue alongside husband Taika Waititi , with both in Marni. “We really wanted to take fashion — for me with the theme — into sort of a timeless beauty so all of these beads age back into the first and second century B.C.,” explained Ora. “Some are older than I think anyone on this planet.”

She explained, “The team searched really far to find such individual beads.”

Charli XCX’s Dress Is Made of T-Shirts from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s

Charli XCX’s dress is made from something completely unexpected on the Met Gala carpet: t-shirts!

The white dress was crafted from t-shirts from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Charli XCX told Vogue. Explained the “Boys” singer: “over time t-shirts get more comfortable, they get more disheveled.”

Underneath the gown is a “bodice situation, and we wanted the underpinnings to be very visible.”

Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne Match in Steve O Smith for Gala Date Night

Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne in Black-and-White Matching Attire on Met Gala 2024 Red Carpet

Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne.JAMIE MCCARTHY / GETTY IMAGES

Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe are dressed as one for the Met Gala — and couldn’t be more excited about it.

“We’re wearing matching outfits,” Redmayne said on the Vogue livestream. “This is by a gentleman called Steve O Smith — a young designer. He’s had two collections. He’s an extraordinary man and an extraordinary designer.”

Explained Redmayne of Smith’s process, “He paints and does charcoal drawings that he then transfers onto [fabric].”

Emily Ratajkowski Goes Nearly Nude in Versace

Emily Ratajkowski attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2024 in New York City.

Emily Ratajkowski always dares to bare — and the Met Gala is no exception.

Ratajkowski stepped out in Atelier Versace FW01 Haute Couture with seemingly nothing else underneath, revealing both of her nipples and her bare bum.

The star went for a structural hairdo, with face-framing pieces pulled loose from the taut bun.

Adrien Brody Is a Blonde! See His Met Gala Hair Transformation

Adrien Brody in Black Tuxedo and and Georgina Chapman in Black and Blue Strapless Gown at Met Gala 2024 Red Carpet

Adrien Brody and Georgina Chapman.JAMIE MCCARTHY / GETTY IMAGES

Adrien Brody and his partner, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, had one thing in common at Monday night’s met: their blonde locks!

Brody, who typically sports dark locks, transformed his hair for the carpet, instead sporting long, bleached-blonde strands.

Update: Jack Harlow Did Not Bring the Dog on the Met Carpet

After musing to PEOPLE at the Mark hotel that he was considering bringing an adorable dog with him onto the Met Gala carpet, it appears Jack Harlow opted to leave the pooch behind.

Harlow posed solo on the Met steps in his light gray suit and white shirt.

Jack Harlow attends The 2024 Met Gala


Serena Williams and Michelle Yeoh Shine in Silver and Gold

No first or second place here — Serena Williams and Michelle Yeoh are both Met Gala winners.

The retired tennis star and the Oscar-winning actress posed together inside the Mark hotel lobby before leaving for the Met Gala in complementary gold and silver gowns.

Williams paired her gold, one-shoulder dress with long black gloves, while Yeoh showed off her chic, new bob.

Demi Moore’s Met Gala Dress Is Made of Wallpaper

Demi Moore’s black and pink structural gown is made of a completely unique material — wallpaper!

The actress and designer Harris Reed revealed the unique medium while appearing on the Vogue livestream. And despite the gown’s appearance, she assured the dress is not heavy!

Jack Harlow Gets Some Puppy Love Before Heading to the Met Gala

le pooch — and isn’t scared of messing up his polished Met Gala look with some puppy slobber.

PEOPLE captured the rapper giving some love to a tiny dog inside the Mark hotel lobby ahead of his departure for the Gala, with Harlow admitting he hadn’t decided if he’d bring the animal onto the carpet with him.

We can only hope!

Challengers Reunion in the Works! See Mike Faist and Josh O’Connor’s Looks

Mike Faist Met Gala. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit, celebrating the opening of the Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion exhibition, Arrivals, New York, USA - 06 May 2024


Our favorite tennis love triangle has made it to the Met.

Shortly after their costar Zendaya walked the museum steps in N.Y.C., Challengers stars Mike Faist and Josh O’Connor were also pictured at the annual event.

Faist accessorized his simple, black double-breasted blazer with what appeared to be a radish pin, while O’Connor went more daring in a tuxedo jacket with floor-scraping tails.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Josh O'Connor attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2024 in New York City


Tyla Works with Balmain for Her First Met Gala Look — But Finds It Challenging to Move

The sands of time are moving — but not up the Metropolitan Museum of Art stairs, unfortunately.

“Water” singer Tyla walked the carpet in a Balmain, fitted gown that is “sand, basically,” she told Vogue.

“It feels amazing,” the star said of being at the event. “I’m so excited to go inside and see all the pictures when I go home.”

Read more about Tyla’s look here.

Taylor Russell Achieves Her Dream of Being a Tree in Loewe

Bones and All actress Taylor Russell’s look has helped her achieve a personal goal, she joked during the Vogue livestream.

Russell picked a Loewe gown for the 2024 gala, which featured a stiff, wood-like bodice.

Of the look, Russell said, “We had talked about doing a wood sort of thing .. there was a bunch of different renders.”

“I’ve always wanted to be a tree and tonight that’s what I’m trying to do,” she teased.

Rebecca Hall Paints Flowers on Her Arms and Shoulders with Danielle Frankel Gown

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Rebecca Hall attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2024 in New York City.


Actress Rebecca Hall continued the floral motif on her Danielle Frankel strapless gown onto her body — literally.

For Monday’s Met, Hall had tiny florals in the same bright, jewel-toned colors as her dress painted all over her arms and up onto her shoulders.

Colman Domingo Carries Calla Lilies on the Carpet with His Caped Blazer

Colman Domingo attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2024 in New York City.


The Color Purple actor Colman Domingo carried a bouquet of calla lilies with him on “The Garden of Time” carpet, completing his black-and-white Willy Chavarria look.

Domingo’s white blazer featured a floor-scraping cape and an oversized floral detail on his lapel.

“It’s great strong shoulders … all of it feels like hot and street and sexy,” Domingo told Vogue.

Mindy Kaling Wears Structural Gaurav Gupta Gown for 2024 Gala

Mindy Kaling Met Gala 2024


Mindy Kaling went for an avant-garde look by Indian designer Gaurav Gupta, a structural beige dress that Kaling said has a little “bling.”

The dress, Kaling told Vogue during the magazine’s livestream, that the gown’s name is “The Melting Flower of Time.”

Pregnant Lea Michele Shows Off Her Baby Bump on the Met Gala Carpet

Lea Michele attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2024


Lea Michele is currently pregnant with her second child, but that isn’t stopping her from a big night out.

The Funny Girl star wore a robin’s egg blue dress, adorned with white daisies and coupled with a poofy, ruffled robe. The look is Rodarte, styled by Brian Meller.

Jennifer Lopez’s Gown Took 800 Hours to Make

Seriously — all those little silver pearls and rhinestones on Jennifer Lopez’s Met Gala dress were embroidered by hand.

The custom Schiaparelli Haute Couture gown took 800 hours of hand embroidery, the design house said. It features over 2,500,000 silver foil bugles and beads.

Zendaya Channels a Peacock for 2024 Met Gala Look

 Zendaya attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2024 in New York City


Zendaya is back at the Met Gala for the first time in five years, and boy, was the Challengers star missed.

In her latest collaboration with stylist Law Roach, Zendaya’s gala look evokes a peacock, with shades of green, purple and blue. The gown is custom Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano

The 2024 gala co-chair completed the dramatic look with a dark lip and a feather-topped hat.

Read more about the look here.

Jennifer Lopez Glitters in Glamorous Naked Dress as Met Gala Co-Host

Jennifer Lopez Met Gala 2024

Jennifer Lopez.GETTY IMAGES

Age is nothing but a number for Jennifer Lopez, whose Met Gala nearly-nude dress bared her incredible figure — including her derriere.

The sparkling, crystal-covered gown is custom Schiaparelli Haute Couture, which Lopez, 54, paired with sky-high platform heels. She wore jewels from Tiffany & Co.

We can see why she teased her look as difficult to walk in!

Matt Damon and His Wife Luciana Have a Glam Met Gala Date Night

Luciana Damon and Matt Damon attend The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2024

Luciana Barroso and Matt Damon.DIA DIPASUPIL/GETTY

While some stars spend all day getting ready for the Met Gala, Matt Damon tells PEOPLE while leaving the Mark hotel that it was only a five-minute turnaround for him.

As for what Damon is looking forward to most at the soiree, he says, “I have a lot of friends there.”

Damon is attended the gala with his wife, Luciana Barroso, who complimented the actor’s black tux with a chic, white gown.

Read more about the Damons’ night out here.

Bad Bunny Tops Off His Met Gala Look with a Hat and Sunnies

bad bunny attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2024 in New York City.


2024 co-host Bad Bunny has hit the carpet in Maison Margiela Artisnal Collection by John Galliano. The suit features red racing stripes down the inside of the legs, and paired with standout accessories including a hat, sunglasses and leather gloves.

The rapper completed the look with a pair of Maison Margiela’s signature Tabi boots.

See photos of all the stars as they arrive here.

PEOPLE Is Streaming Live from Outside of the Mark Hotel in N.Y.C.

Just a short walk from the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the Mark Hotel — also known as the starting point for many celebrities’ Met Gala adventure.

The 77th Street luxury hotel has become synonymous with the annual gala, as stars are photographed leaving the Mark to head to the Met after spending the day there getting ready.

This year, PEOPLE is livestreaming from outside of the hotel so fans can get a glimpse of the stars before they even make it to the Met.

The Met Gala Queen Has Arrived — See Anna Wintour’s Look
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Anna Wintour, Vogue‘s iconic editor-in-chief, has arrived at the 2024 Met Gala.

This year, Wintour opted for a dramatic, long black blazer adorned with red and yellow flowers, made custom by Loewe. Underneath, she picked a simple, white gown. One aspect of her look that’s remained steadfast from year to year? Her signature bob.

Wintour has co-chaired the Met Gala yearly since 1995, save for two years.

The Co-Hosts Are on Their Way to the Met!

Chris Hemsworth is one of four stars joining Anna Wintour to help co-chair this year’s Met Gala, and is already en route to the carpet.

Hemsworth was filmed leaving the nearby Mark Hotel on N.Y.C.’s Upper East Side with his wife Elsa Pataky on May 6. The Australian actor went for a monochromatic look in all cream, while Pataky opted for a body-hugging gold, long-sleeve gown.

It’s tradition that the co-hosts are among the first to arrive on the Met carpet, so it’s not surprising that the Hemsworths are making an early departure from the hotel.

The 2024 Met Gala Carpet Is Transformed Into a Beautiful Garden

Every year, the carpet, walls and inside of the tent are crafted to perfectly fit into the Met Gala’s theme.

This year’s theme is “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” and the gala itself has a dress code of “The Garden of Time.” And the 2024 steps are a cream with a soft ombre of green coming in from the edges. The press walls are, as usually, covered by greenery and flowers.

Atmosphere at the 2024 Met Gala: "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2024


The true standout, though, are the tent walls, which feature large images of leafy trees.

The complete effect certainly evokes a garden.

Fans Are Already Gathering Across the Street from the Met

eople gather outside the 2024 Met Gala celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" on May 6, 2024

Crowds outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.NOAM GALAI/GC IMAGES

Though the Met Gala tent only allows a tiny glimpse into the swanky soiree, fans still gather across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to watch as the stars arrive for the big event.

Barricades are up allowing access only on one side of N.Y.C.’s Fifth Avenue, but people gathered early — hours before we can expect even the first celebrities to arrive for the party.

Co-Host Jennifer Lopez Says She Can’t Quite Walk in Her Look

While we haven’t seen 2024 Met Gala co-host Jennifer Lopez’s look just yet, we already know one detail about her ensemble: it’s difficult to walk in.

Lopez, who is attending her thirteenth gala, told Good Morning America on Monday morning, May 6, that she is “barely” able to move in her outfit.

But, that’s okay, she assured, as the Met Gala is not about “comfort.”

Read the full story here.

Jennifer Lopez attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City.

Jennifer Lopez at the 2021 Met Gala.MIKE COPPOLA/GETTY

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