The Met Gala is one of the most highly anticipated charity events, bringing out Hollywood’s biggest stars for one fashionable evening.

The star-studded red carpet remains a hot and trending topic each year. The glamor and thrill of red carpets aren’t new for celebrities or fans of its exclusivity. The Met Gala, however, delivers a new, fresh take on red-carpet fashion each year that captivates viewers, makes statements, and, most importantly, brings out people’s inner fashion police. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City hosts the event. Each year, attendees dress up according to their interpretation of the event’s changing theme. In 2023, it was a tribute to the late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. The theme was “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” and guests wore outfits that best represented the designs of Lagerfeld, known for his work with Chanel and Fendi. Back in 2022, it was the year for “Gilded Glamour,” which drew inspiration from New York’s Gilded Age.

The stellar guest list has previously included Zendaya, Rihanna, Quinta Brunson, Kerry Washington, Halle Bailey, Keke Palmer, Janelle Monae, Michaela Coel and countless other A-list celebrities. Here is everything you need to know in preparation for the epic red carpet return of The Met Gala on Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m. EST.

What is the 2024 Theme?

This year’s theme is “Garden of Time.”

Similar to previous years, the current theme aligns with The Costume Institute’s spring exhibition, which is “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.” The public will be able to view the exhibit from May 10, 2024 to Sept. 24, 2024. The collection will display 250 clothing items and accessories from four centuries.

 It will be an immersive experience that will awaken guests’ senses touring the collection. The Met described the exhibit’s experience as a blend of creative fashions with activations that convey garments’ smells, sounds, textures and motions.

Who is in Charge of The 2024 Met Gala?

Anna Wintour, the Chief Content Officer of Condé Nast and Global Editorial Director of Vogue, is taking the lead. She serves as the co-chair and is a Met Trustee, who is spearheading the fundraiser for The Costume Institute. In February, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Lopez and Zendaya were co-chairs.

What Celebs Will Be Spotted at The 2024 Met Gala?

Vogue reported that the event typically hosts nearly 450 guests. Although not confirmed, names like Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and Tracee Ellis Ross often attend and walk the red carpet. The organizers do not reveal the guest list before the event. so it’s always a surprise for who will show up.

TikTok is a sponsor of the exhibit and benefit, so there may be a sighting of some TikTok influencers.

How Can You Watch The 2024 Met Gala Red Carpet?

Vogue will livestream the red carpet on its website, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter pages. The organizers keep the details of the charity portion of the event private. Upon entrance into the event, guests follow the museum’s no-phone policy.