Everything You Need to Know About the Met Gala 2024

Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala in 2022.

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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, the rules were famously broken by a cluster of celebrities smoking and taking selfies in the bathroom in 2017. The event usually involves a high-profile performer (like Rihanna), and guests always explore the exhibition before sitting down together for dinner.

How many people attend the Met Gala?

The event usually hosts around 600 attendees, although a smaller number attended the 2021 Met Gala.

Naomi Campbell at the Met Gala in 2019.

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Who is invited to the Met Gala?

The 2023 guest list included everyone from Rihanna, Lizzo, Kim Kardashian and Billie Eilish, to Michelle Yeoh, Anne Hathaway and Erykah Badu. As always, designers attended with muses, like Jeremy Scott and his close friend, cult-favorite model Devon Aoki; Florence Pugh and Pierpaolo Piccioli; and Jeremy Pope and Olivier Rousteing.

Who hosted the Met Gala 2023?

On 18 January, Vogue announced that its 2023 hosts would be Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour, who served as the night’s official co-chairs. The co-hosts for the 2024 Met Gala are yet to be announced.

Can I watch the Met Gala?

Fashion fans were able to follow all the action on Vogue’s livestream in 2023. Red-carpet coverage of this year’s event was hosted again by La La Anthony, along with writer and man-about-town Derek Blasberg and Saturday Night Live’s Chloe Fineman. Emma Chamberlain also returned as a special correspondent. Catch up on the red-carpet action on Vogue’s Youtube channel.

What looks did we see in 2023?

Presented with the theme of Lagerfeld’s illustrious design career, attendees either explored his extensive archives, or paid homage with referential designs. Some moments to note include: Rihanna in a Valentino haute couture cape and gown, which nodded to the Chanel bride; Kim Kardashian draped in pearls by way of Schiaparelli, and Olivia Wilde in a violin Chloé dress that referenced Karl’s spring/summer 1983 collection at the brand. And we can’t forget Doja Cat, Jared Leto, and Lil Nas X’s odes to Karl’s beloved pet cat, Choupette.

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