So what’s the Date? & Theme for Met Gala?
Get ready to dust off those fairytale ballgowns because the next Met Gala theme is here: “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.“
The theme for the 2023 Met Gala honoured late designer Karl Lagerfeld. On Wednesday 8 November, Vogue announced that the upcoming theme for the annual fashion gala will be “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion”.
The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has just revealed the theme for their spring 2024 exhibit, and it’s all set to kick off with the renowned Met Gala on May 6, 2024. While the celebrity hosts for this grand affair are yet to be announced, the theme itself promises to be a unique and captivating one.
Who is going to the Met Gala 2024?
The Met Gala guest list is never revealed before the big night, so we’ll all be in for a big surprise as we watch the celebs arrive on the red carpet. However, there are some big names that often attend, such as the Kardashians and Jenners, red carpet host extraordinaire Emma Chamberlain, and fashionably later head-turner Rihanna. Although we’ve missed some stars like Zendaya in more recent years, there’s always hope.
More about the Met Gala 2024 Theme Please
The term “sleeping beauties” in the exhibit’s title refers to precious garments from the museum’s collection, so delicate that they require special glass “coffins” for protection. These exquisite pieces will be displayed in galleries organized around themes inspired by nature.
The Met explains, “Using the natural world as a uniting visual metaphor for the transience of fashion, the show will explore cyclical themes of rebirth and renewal, breathing new life into these storied objects through creative and immersive activations designed to convey the scents, sounds, textures, and motions of garments that can no longer directly interact with the body.”
Curator Andrew Bolton, the visionary behind all Met Gala exhibits, shared his perspective on the show. He mentioned that the exhibit will feature not only rare historical garments but also contemporary fashions that correspond to them.
“When an item of clothing enters our collection, its status is changed irrevocably,” Bolton explained. “What was once a vital part of a person’s lived experience is now a motionless ‘artwork’ that can no longer be worn or heard, touched, or smelled. The exhibition endeavors to reanimate these artworks by re-awakening their sensory capacities.”
The exhibit promises to showcase approximately 250 garments and accessories spanning four centuries. Visitors will be treated to a series of rooms, each reflecting a theme inspired by the natural world, all designed to engage your senses of sight, smell, touch, and hearing.
For instance, one space will immerse you in the “insectoid embroidery” of an Elizabethan bodice, while another will feature a ceiling projecting a “Hitchcockian swarm of black birds” surrounding a black tulle evening dress from the era before World War II.
The “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” exhibit is scheduled to run from May 10 to September 2, 2024. It’s bound to be a mesmerizing journey through the world of fashion, combining history, art, and sensory experiences in a way that only the Met Gala can.