10 On-Theme Looks from the 2024 Met Gala

EditorsMay 07, 2024

10 On-Theme Looks from the 2024 Met Gala

Stars adorned themselves in emeralds, platinum, and myriad bird motifs, writes Associate Editor Natalie Francisco.

Cynthia Erivo, Zendaya, Lewis Hamilton at the Met Gala
This year’s Met Gala theme was “The Garden of Time,” celebrating the Costume Institute’s new exhibition titled “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.” From left to right are three 2024 Met Gala attendees, Cynthia Erivo in Roberto Coin, Zendaya in Bulgari, and Formula One race car driver Lewis Hamilton in Briony Raymond.
Every year stars adorn themselves with diamonds and elaborate outfits to walk the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York, but not everyone manages to stay on theme.

The annual event is a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, marking the opening of its spring exhibition. This year, it is “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.”

Longtime Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, the chair of the gala, named the coordinating theme “The Garden of Time,” finding inspiration in the J.G. Ballard short story of the same name.

While floral patterns were prevalent on the red carpet Monday night, when it came to jewelry, emeralds, platinum, and bird motifs were everywhere.

Here are 10 on-theme looks from the 2024 Met Gala, in no particular order. 

Zendaya’s First Look
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The “Challengers” actress and Bulgari ambassador embraced the garden theme, pairing her outfit with high jewelry from the brand.

Zendaya wore earrings with two oval-shaped emeralds and pear-shaped diamonds set in pink gold and a pair of cushion-cut emerald studs set in yellow gold.

On her hand, she wore a ring featuring a 9.29-carat cabochon-cut emerald surrounded by 24 buff-top emeralds and pavé diamonds. 

Zendaya Closing Out the Show
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As one of the co-chairs of the event, it only makes sense that Zendaya had more than one outfit. Her second look embodied the darkness of sleeping beauties.

She wore it with a pair of Bulgari earrings set with two pear-shaped diamonds and a ring with an emerald-shaped diamond set in platinum. 

Cardi B
Cardi B stole the show with the largest gemstone worn at this year’s Met Gala.

The “Garden of Time” necklace by Kamyen featured a 141-carat Colombian emerald set in the center of 127 carats of fancy-shaped diamonds.

She also wore A. Jaffe rings with emeralds and diamonds.

Ayo Edebiri
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Emmy Award-winner Ayo Edebiri, one of the stars of Hulu’s “The Bear,” wore pieces from Boucheron to her first Met Gala.

The actress wore the “Bleu Infini” pendant earrings with pearl-shaped aquamarines and pavé diamonds set in white gold.

On her hand she wore the “Hopi, the Hummingbird” ring with an aquamarine, diamonds and sapphires set in white gold.

Jeff Goldblum 
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Following along with the bird theme, Jeff Goldblum wore Tiffany & Co.’s “Bird on a Rock” brooch on his lapel.

Designed by Jean Schlumberger, this particular “Bird on a Rock” uses a more than 52-carat green beryl as the perch for a platinum and 18-karat yellow gold bird with a pink sapphire eye and diamond accents.

Goldblum completed his look with Jean Schlumberger’s Tiffany “Ribbons Drop” brooch with an over 16-carat saltwater cream pearl set in platinum and 18-karat yellow gold and the “Vrille” brooch with purple sapphires.

He also wore the Tiffany & Co. “Cocktail” watch in 18-karat rose gold with pavé diamonds.

Demi Moore 
Easily one of the best dressed and most on-theme celebrities in attendance, Demi Moore complemented her Harris Reed dress crafted of vintage archival wallpaper with Cartier’s “Nature Sauvage Chloris” necklace featuring emeralds and diamonds and the matching “Nature Sauvage Chloris” earrings.

Cynthia Erivo

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“Wicked” star and this year’s Gem Award for Jewelry Style winner Cynthia Erivo adorned herself with a multitude of pieces from Roberto Coin.

Her ears were dazzling, with a pair of blue sapphire and pair-shaped diamond earrings set in 18-karat gold, 17-carat diamond hoops set in white gold, and 10-carat diamond hoops set in white gold.

She also wore the “Cento” three-row diamond band, the “Cento Dolce” diamond ring, and the “Cento Rosette” diamond band in white gold, as well as the “Cento” eternity band in platinum.

Lewis Hamilton
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Formula One race car driver Lewis Hamilton paired his black ensemble with yellow diamond jewelry from Briony Raymond.

He wore fancy yellow diamond cluster earrings, the “Étoile” triple wrap ring with diamonds set in yellow gold, and a vintage 1960s ring with a 45-carat yellow sapphire and diamonds.

Usher wore the magnificent “Ruby Billionaire III” timepiece by Jacob & Co.

Just the case of this watch contains 76 emerald-cut rubies in the frame, with an additional 76 rubies set on the inner ring, and a 1.14 carat rose-cut ruby set in the crown.

The band contains 504 emerald-cut rubies totaling 103.01 carats, all set in 18-karat white gold.

In total, there are 714 rubies adding up to 147.65 carats. The timepiece is priced at $5 million.

Amanda Seyfried
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Amanda Seyfried complemented her metallic garden look with pieces by Chaumet.

She wore the brand’s “Mélodie Nacrée” tiara, which blended in with the curls of her silver hair, which she had dyed silver for the gala.

The “Mean Girls” star also wore Chaumet’s “Joséphine Duo Eternel” diamond earrings, and the “Laurier” and “Joséphine Aigrette Impériale” rings.

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