Met Gala 2024: Florals for spring are truly groundbreaking

Our 10 favorites, freshly plucked from the red carpet.

The first Monday in May marked the debut of the Costume Institute’s “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” exposition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where grandeur unfolded in a mesmerizing tableau on the iconic Met Gala staircase, a crucial element of this fantastical narrative.

Inspired by a J.G. Ballard story, the event not only rewound time but also propelled a “groundbreaking” trend of florals for spring 2024, showcasing that fashion is always in full bloom.

Here, we present our 10 favorites, freshly plucked from the red carpet.

Cardi B arrived in Windowsen, stunning fans with a breathtaking black gown adorned in cascading black tulle, commanding attention from the start—evident from the handful of handlers assisting her onto the red carpet.

Cardi B at the Met Gala 2024

Meanwhile, Zendaya graced the event in Artisanal Margiela by John Galliano for her first look. For her second look, she donned a 1996 Galliano for Givenchy gown paired with a floral Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen headpiece from 2007.

Zendaya at the Met Gala 2024

Remaining true to the theme, Lana Del Rey embodied Briar Rose in a thorned Alexander McQueen gown, while Gigi Hadid shined in a white off-the-shoulder Thom Browne gown featuring exquisite rose detailing.

Mindy Kaling blossomed in a sculptural Gaurav Gupta dress inspired by billowing flowers, with her elaborate gown named “The Melting Flower of Time,” giving her a modern fairy godmother aura.

Among the pared-down stunners were Kaia Gerber, channeling Cindy Crawford’s ’90s hair flair in Prada; Greta Lee debuting a micro-fringe hairstyle in J.W. Anderson; and Elle Fanning adding an icy spin to the Met Gala 2024’s theme with a “Crystal” Balmain gown adorned with sculpted birds holding up the sleeves.

Demi Moore appeared as a floral sculpture in a custom Harris Reed creation made from vintage wallpaper, accentuated by a statement-making necklace from Cartier.

And Sabrina Carpenter embodied a real-life Cinderella, working late in an Oscar de la Renta creation featuring a fitted black bodice and billowing blue skirt.

All Photos from Getty

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