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Celebrities dress in their best for the 2024 Met Gala

Clara Pappas
The Met Gala carpet was green and white.

On Monday, May 6, Vogue and the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted their annual Met Gala. The iconic gala is always subject to endless gossip in the fashion world, with more daring, bizarre pieces presented each year. With Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, Zendaya, Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence as this year’s co-chairs, the gala was sure to be one of pure genius and elegance. 

The current exhibition on display right now is “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” and, in turn, the gala theme and dress code this year was “Garden of Time.” Here are my type five favorite looks of the night.

Sydney Sweeny in Miu Miu

The Euphoria star easily made it into my top three for multiple reasons. First, I absolutely adore the fact that she didn’t play it safe. Her dress perfectly encapsulates the whimsical, almost ominous aura of the theme. 

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I feel like, each year, more and more celebrities completely miss the mark on the theme. It’s refreshing to see such a perfect outfit on theme.

Sydney Sweeny dressed in Miu Miu. (Clara Pappas)

Secondly, the commitment to detail her designers had to style her with a black wig tied the look so perfectly together. The black vines and leather gloves were made for dark hair in my opinion, and the hair was a perfect touch in keeping the outfit cohesive. 

“I was a little surprised at first because I’ve only ever seen her with blonde hair, but I think the black hair suits the look,” said Sasha Wolff, junior.  

Karlie Kloss in Swarovski 

I think Kloss looks absolutely stunning with this dress’ light color and intricate floral details. The different materials and textures used for the detailing and the messy manner that it seems to have been put on perfectly encapsulates that overgrown, old garden feeling. Not to mention how perfect her dark hair matches that specific shade of pink. 

Karlie Kloss dressed in Swarovski. (Clara Pappas)

The shade and the narrow silhouette also reminds me a lot of Aurora’s dress in the original “Sleeping Beauty,” which is fitting as that’s the exhibition this year’s theme is based on.

Wisdom Kaye in Robert Wun 

I might be biased because I’ve been following him for a long time, but his outfits are some of the most creative, out of the box and elegant that I’ve seen in modern men’s fashion. This outfit is just more proof of that. 

He still stayed with the “Garden of Time” theme with the rose accent and burnt edges, but the shape of the outfit is loud and extravagant. As well, the hat adds to the sinister aura that I assume he was trying to achieve. 

Wisdom Kaye dressed in Robert Wun. (Clara Pappas)

The tattered sleeves are also a really great addition to adhere to the “time” aspect of the theme, making the outfit look more old and weathered. 

Zendaya in Maison Margiela

Just like the others on this list, her dress is in my top five partly because it adheres to the theme. As well, the odd shape and extravagance of the floral hat compliments the unique silhouette of the dress. 

While it’s not a conventional style, it is still elegant and appealing to the eye due to the creativity of the design. 

Zendaya dressed in Maison Margiela. (Clara Pappas)

“It’s not the type of fashion I usually like, but, for some reason, Zendaya is able to pull it off well,” said Allison Short, junior. 

Ben Simmons in Tom Brown

Other than Wisdom Kaye, Ben Simmons took the top place for best dressed man. Everything including the contrast in different textures, the designs of the flower and vine and the suitcase matches perfectly. 

The tweed texture, briefcase and bow tie are great examples of detail that add to the “old timey” feel, making the outfit on theme, thoughtful and a great display of creativity. 

Ben Simmons dressed in Tom Brown. (Clara Pappas)

“I really like it when people do experimental things, especially in men’s fashion where I feel like creativity is more limited,” said Kieran Sullivan, junior. 

To see more outfits from the Met Gala, click here.

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Lara Sankari
Lara Sankari, Writer
Lara Sankari, junior, is so happy to be a new member of the Devils' Advocate online magazine staff! Lara has had a passion for writing and literature for years and looks forward to putting that passion to use this year. In her free time, Lara loves to spend time with friends, volunteer at the local humane society, read and listening to all types of music! You can contact Lara at [email protected].org.
Clara Pappas
Clara Pappas, Editor-in-Chief
Clara Pappas, senior, is excited to return to Devils’ Advocate as Editor-in-Chief this year. At school, she is a member of Radio Club and Link Crew. She enjoys watching the White Sox, listening to music and going to concerts with her friends. Her favorite music artists are Mitski and Johnny Cash. You can find her at [email protected].

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