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Met Gala Red Carpet Trends: Store Looks Inspired by Kim Kardashian, Zendaya and Doja Cat

Met Gala red carpet trends may seem impossible to pull off on a regular basis, but we’re here to tell you otherwise. This year’s dress code, “The Garden of Time,” called for embossed floral and earthy designs on ball gowns, with an emphasis on a color palette reflective of Mother Nature (read: beige, green, white, pink) . While recreating the exact custom looks we saw at the 2024 Met Gala may not be realistic, it can be pretty easy to add some red carpet-inspired glam to your style and beauty routines! For example, you can wear your favorite red carpet color, beige, by wearing pants of the same shade. And when it comes to this year’s beauty trends, it won’t cost you a cent to imitate them. From Kendall Jenner’s gothic glamor to Rita Ora’s frosty eyeshadow, you can create your own take on this year’s style and beauty trends in no time. Below is a look at five of the best Met Gala red carpet trends you need to shop, stat.

Access trends:

  1. Gothic glamor

  2. The power of the flowers

  3. Barely visible beige

  4. Fairy waves

  5. Ice Princess Eyeshadow

1. Gothic Glamor

Kendall Jenner, Emma Chamberlain and Penelope Cruz wear one of the Met Gala red carpet trends.

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Gothic glam was another of the biggest trends on the Met Gala red carpet.

Like all these trends, their beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the goth glam trend can be interpreted in many ways. Met Gala co-chair Zendaya wore a black Givenchy-era dress by designer John Galliano that was quintessentially gothic, while Kendall Jenner, Emma Chamberlain and Penelope Cruz all wore black or dark brown dresses for the big night. Jenner wore a dress from Givenchy’s couture archives designed by Alexander McQueen while Chamberlain wore custom Jean Paul Gaultier. Cruz wore a black haute couture dress by Chanel. All you really need to embody the goth glam trend is black or dark brown clothing. But if you want to wear a piece that’s reminiscent of what stars wore on the red carpet, especially Jenner’s corset-like top, we recommend opting for the By Anthropologie Mesh corset top. This black top and cinched waist looks a lot like the top half of Jenner’s Givenchy dress, and it has an added element of sex appeal in the way of its plunging neckline. You can also dress this top with your favorite denim jacket or cardigan to make the look more conservative. The top is available in women’s sizes XS to XL.

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By Anthropologie – Mesh corset top

Go gothic with the By Anthropologie mesh corset top.

2. The power of flowers

Gigi Hadid, Demi Moore and Tory Burch wearing one of the Met Gala red carpet trends.

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Flowers on flowers were among the biggest trends on the Met Gala red carpet.

Flower power – not to be confused with the cultural craze of the 1970s – has reached great heights on the red carpet. Model Gigi Hadid wore a custom Thom Browne dress with yellow flowers, and the fuschia flowers in actress Demi Moore’s Harris Reed dress practically popped out of the fabric. But they weren’t the only ones displaying flowers. Fashion designer Tory Burch also opted for an off-the-shoulder dress adorned with 3D flowers in shades of pink, purple, red and yellow. If you’re not used to wearing flowers on your body but want to incorporate them into your style regularly, consider getting a handbag with a floral pattern, like the Kate Spade Sadie Sunny Floral Print Crossbody. Orange, pink and red flowers dance all over the canvas of the bag on a white background. It’s the perfect accessory to complete all your spring and summer looks.

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Kate Spade Sadie Sunny Floral Print Crossbody Bag

Flaunt flowers on your shoulder with this handbag from Kate Spade.

3. A barely visible beige

Collage of Sarah Jessica Parker, Pamela Anderson and Lana del Rey wearing one of the Met Gala red carpet trends.

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Beige color was trending among the Met Gala red carpet trends.

Clearly, beige was one of the most popular colors on the Met Gala red carpet. Sarah Jessica Parker attended the affair wearing a beige colored dress designed by Richard Quinn while Pamela Anderson wore an Oscar de la Renta off-the-shoulder dress. Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey wore a dress in a darker iteration of the neutral color designed by Alexander McQueen creative director Seán McGirr. Obviously, wearing a beige dress isn’t practical for everyday wear, but you incorporate this red carpet-approved color into your wardrobe with pants. We love the Open Edit High-Rise Wide Leg Pants in “Tan Oxford”. These pants are perfect to wear both on the go and in the office. Pair them with your favorite white t-shirt or tank top for a stylish and timeless look. Shop the pants in women’s sizes 00-14.

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Open Edit high-waisted wide-leg pants

Wear your favorite Met Gala red carpet color in style with these flowy pants.

4. Fairy waves

Kim Kardashian, Zoë Saldana and Shakira wear one of the biggest trends on the Met Gala red carpet.

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Loose, flowing waves, also known as “fairy waves,” have proven to be one of the biggest trends on the Met Gala red carpet.

In honor of this year’s fantasy dress code, some have called this hairstyle “fairy hair,” but these loose waves are more commonly known as beach waves in modern parlance. Stars including Shakira, Kim Kardashian and Zoe Saldaña hit the cream and green carpet in stride while sporting this effortlessly cool look. Hairdressers Jhonatan Rendon, Chris Appleton, Aviva Perea and Cassie Russek. While we can’t confirm if each of these stars had any help in the form of wigs or extensions, a hair wave can create the style in just minutes. To get those cool-girl waves, you can use the review-approved Hot Tools Pro Artist 24K Gold Digital 3 Barrel Hair Waver.

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Hot Tools Pro Artist 3-Barrel Digital Undulator in 24K Gold

Get one of the biggest trends from the Met Gala red carpet with our favorite hair wave.

5. Ice Princess Eyeshadow

Sabrina Carpenter, Rita Ora and Anok Yai wear one of the biggest trends on the Met Gala red carpet.

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“Ice princess eyes,” aka frosted eyeshadow, were one of the biggest trends on the Met Gala red carpet.

Frosted eyeshadow, an early 2000s beauty trend worn by Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, made a reappearance at the Met Gala. In keeping with this year’s whimsical theme, this look might as well be called Ice Princess Eyeshadow. This frosty, sparkly look was worn by singers Rita Ora and Sabrina Carpenter, with model Anok Yai. Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup team, Carolina Gonzalez and Sheika Daley, brought this nostalgic beauty look to life. You can recreate this icy shadow yourself with the Charlotte Tilbury Rock Chick Eyeshadow Palette, the exact quad eyeshadow used on Rita Ora’s eyes for the big night.

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Charlotte Tilbury Rock Chick Eyeshadow Palette

Rita Ora’s icy eyes were achieved using Charlotte Tilbury’s Rock Chick Eyeshadow Palette.

What was the theme of the 2024 Met Gala?

The theme of this year’s Met Gala was “Sleeping Beauties: Awakening Fashion.” The theme name coincides with the opening of the exhibition at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

What was the dress code for the 2024 Met Gala?

The dress code for the Costume Institute Benefit was “The Garden of Time”, the name of a short story written by JG Ballard and published in 1962.

Who were the hosts of the 2024 Met Gala?

The hosts, or co-chairs of the 2024 Met Gala, were four celebrities: Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, Chris Hemsworth and Bad Bunny.