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Met Gala Review


The Met Gala is an annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It’s an exclusive fashion-based event for A-list celebrities and top designers, who are tasked with delivering some of the most unique and extravagant looks seen on the red carpet. This year, the 2024 exhibition was titled “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion”. Well-known actors- like Zendaya and Chris Hemsworth,- and musicians- like Bad Bunny and Jennifer Lopez- were this year’s hosts. At this year’s event, we saw a beautiful variety of outfits. While some celebrities perfectly captured the theme, others seemed to miss it entirely.


This year’s dress code was “The Garden of Time,” inspired by J.G. Ballard’s 1962 short story of the same name. The theme was interpreted in many imaginative ways, with numerous floral and botanical looks gracing the iconic red carpet. The exhibit showcased around 250 rare pieces from the Costume Institute’s permanent collection, and included designs by famous designers such as Schiaparelli, Dior, Givenchy, and others.


Fashion is subjective. It provides a platform for diverse interpretation, especially when presented with a broad theme. The flexibility of this art form fosters creativity. As I go through this range of fashion statements, I carefully selected five pieces that captured my attention for different reasons.

Popular singer, Tyla, made a striking impression as she graced the red carpet in a stunning creation by Balmain, radiating beauty and grace. She wore a figure fitting dress that resembled the texture of sand and carried an hourglass bag alongside her.  Her team used the inspiration, “sands of hourglass”, and luxurious fabrics, paired with shimmering accents, to simultaneously highlight Tyla’s hourglass figure, and capture the essence of the Gala’s theme. From the flawless tailoring to the intricate embroidery, every detail of the ensemble showcased Balmain’s unmatched skill and dedication to perfection. Tyla’s outfit choice perfectly matched her glowing presence, emanating a sense of effortless style, and sophistication.


Donatella Versace radiated elegance while once again wearing her own creation to the Gala. Versace wore a teal gown that featured a corset top and ruched bottom- to accentuate her natural curves. She paired this with floral and vine-like embellishments all around, invoking the image of a flourishing garden. The meticulous attention to detail showcased every stitch while simultaneously speaking volumes about the brand’s commitment to excellence. Versace’s choice of attire not only resonated with the theme, but also aligned with my personal taste; capturing the essence of sophistication and refinement that embodies Versace’s iconic style. Her presence at the gala served as a testament to her enduring influence in the fashion world, as well as her unwavering ability to set trends while remaining true to her own distinctive aesthetic.

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Piper Benaim
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Piper Reina Benaim is a junior, and a writer for the Groves Scriptor. She is currently taking Anatomy and Physiology, in hopes of following in her mother's footsteps and working in the Medical Field. She enjoys taking photos and going to school games with her friends. This is her first year taking journalism, and using her love for photography she hopes to take great photos for sports, gatherings, etc.
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