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2024 Met Gala dress code: Garden of Time

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Everyone’s favorite fashion-forward, celebrity-studded event will be returning to the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6. The Met Gala will be revolving around the museum’s Costume Institute’s newest exhibition, titled “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.” The formal title for the dress code is “Garden of Time.” Naturally, that can be interpreted in a number of ways, so we’ll have to watch the red-carpeted staircase to see how all of the star invitees take that guidance. 

For those who are unaware (aka, me, before I started researching to see why this event is such a big deal each year), the Met Gala is actually a charity event designed to fundraise for the MET and the Costume Institute. According to Vogue, the event constantly raises eight-figure sums. The Met Gala is also co-hosted by a different group of celebrities each year. This year is another A-list group: Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, and Chris Hemsworth. 

There is an event after all of Hollywood walks up the famed Met Museum stairs – it’s just well guarded. The event has a strict no-cellphone rule, so no one really knows what happens when the last celebrity makes it in the door. Usually, there’s a musical performance and a formal dinner, alongside a walk-through of the actual exhibit. 

The “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” collection will reportedly feature around 250 rare items that span over 400 years of fashion history. Some of the more fragile pieces will be displayed through video animation, CGI, or other multimedia means. 

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Whether you’re watching with a critical fashion lens or just keeping an eye out for a glimpse at your favorite celebrity, the Met Gala is the perfect storm of art and culture and deserves its attention. Keep an eye out for livestreams and social media posts to stay updated on May 6! 

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Emily Rosen, Managing Editor
Emily is the Managing Editor of The Hawks' Herald, and previously served as the Sports Editor. She is a senior journalism major and political science minor at RWU, with hopes to go into photography or writing after graduation. When she's not in class or in the newsroom, she's either hosting her WQRI Radio show "It's A Metaphor For Life" with her roommates, playing video games, or listening to music or podcasts.

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