The Met Gala 2024, a night of fashion and glamour, has come and gone, leaving us all in awe of the stunning and unique looks that graced the red carpet!

This year’s theme was “The Garden of Time”, based on a 1962 short story of the same name.  One of our faves here at explain, Tyla, made her Met Gala debut and indeed bloomed with this fantastic Balmain look. She took “like sand through the hourglass” quite literally and, as the kids say, ate!

Zendaya, who was one of the co-chairs of this year’s Met Gala with “singer” Jennifer Lopez, rapper Bad Bunny and Thor actor Chris Hemsworth, had not one but two looks by John Galliano that blew us away. The first look was a haute couture Maison Margiela Artisanal gown by John Galliano. The second was from Galliano’s first haute-couture collection for Givenchy, which debuted in January 1996. She looked stunning in both gowns.

@voguemagazine

#Zendaya running it back to the beginning of the #MetGala carpet, and into archival Givenchy. Would it even be a Met Gala if there wasn’t an outfit change?

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Sarah Jessica Parker (forever our Carrie Bradshaw) looked regal in the Richard Quinn Birdcage dress. We’re sure Carrie would wear this look to brunch with the girls on Sex and The City. 

@gma

And Just Like That… Sarah Jessica Parker has arrived at the 2024 MetGala. #metgala2024 #themet #fashion #sjp #sarajessicaparker

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Lana Del Rey looked quite ethereal in her Alexander McQueen gown. She was accompanied by McQueen creative director Seán McGirr. Del Rey’s dress referenced McQueen’s 2006 Widows of Culloden Collection and the ending of the aforementioned short story. 

In true Doja Cat fashion, Doja Cat, real name Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, shocked when she wore what can only be described as a wet t-shirt maxi dress by The Vetements. Earlier in the evening, as she left the Mark Hotel, the rapper struck a pose next to Vetements’ creative director, Guram Gvasalia. Her outfit? Nothing but a white towel draped across her body and balanced on her head, paired with acrylic platform pumps and a dazzling diamond necklace.

@dailymail

Doja Cat always kills the carpet 👀 #metgala #dojacat

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Beyonce, Rihanna, Blake Lively, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and other A-listers who reportedly had conflicting schedules were noticeably absent from this year’s gala. 

Of course, this being 2024, Artificial Intelligence wouldn’t be too far off, with fake AI images of Perry, Rihanna and Dua Lipa making the rounds on Twitter. 👀 

Check out the rest of the night’s looks here