Vintage Everywhere: The Met Gala 2024

Vintage Everywhere: The Met Gala 2024

The Met Gala 2024 was a spectacular event that brought Vintage and Vintage-inspired fashion to the forefront. With this year's theme, "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion," Hayden anticipated a resurgence of Vintage looks, Edwardian-inspired lace, archival Versace, and floral motifs (check out Hayden’s predictions here). 

Now that we've witnessed this year’s green-and-white carpet, let's take a closer look at how Hayden's predictions compared to the night’s stunning fashion statements. 

Authentic Vintage Looks

Several celebrities turned heads with their choice of Vintage and archival gowns, confirming Hayden’s prediction that pieces from bygone eras would make a splash.

Kendall Jenner

Jenner wore Vintage for both her gala and after-party looks. Her carpet look was Givenchy fall 1999 couture by Alexander McQueen, a gown previously seen only on a mannequin. For the after party, she donned a Givenchy spring/summer 1997 winged dress by McQueen.

Emily Ratajkowski

Ratajkowski also showcased two Vintage ensembles. On the carpet, she wore an Atelier Versace fall/winter 2002 couture gown. For the after-party, she chose a Givenchy spring/summer 1998 dress. Both selections exemplified the timelessness of these iconic designs. 


Zendaya wowed with two striking looks. Her second ensemble featured a never-before-worn Givenchy gown from Spring 1996, designed by Galliano. This pieces was as historic as it was stylish. 

Iris Law

Law opted for Atelier Versace fall 2002 couture, a stunning asymmetric gown with sheer, colorful panels.

Fabiola Beracasa Beckman

Beracasa Beckman made an elegant entrance in a Christian Dior Spring 1999 couture gown by John Galliano, a perfect blend of intricate design and ageless couture. 

Gina Sanders

Sanders brought chic sophistication with a 1950’s Oleg Cassini dress, proving that Vintage elegance never goes out of style.

Homage to Vintage

Multiple celebrities paid tribute to Vintage by drawing inspiration from designers of bygone eras. 

Nicole Kidman

Kidman wore a dramatic recreation of a Balenciaga dress from 1951, featuring a black ruffled skirt and a white silk overlay, showcasing the enduring charm of timeless couture.


Zendaya’s first carpet look was a Maison Marginal Artisanal dress inspired by a Christian Dior spring couture gown, a floral masterpiece blending Vintage aesthetics with contemporary flair. 

Ambika Mod

Mod paid tribute to Vintage fashion with a Loewe gown featuring a 3D print of Charles James’ iconic Petal Dress from 1951, an innovative homage to Vintage fashion. 

Emma Chamberlain

Chamberlain opted for a custom Jean Paul Gaultier outfit inspired by the designers Fall 2003 collection, a nod to the house’s bold and innovative history. 

Vintage Textiles in Modern Design

Some stars took homage to Vintage to new heights by repurposing archival materials in their outfits.

Ivy Getty

Getty’s gown by Conor Ives was crafted from two Qing Dynasty tapestries sourced from 18th century textiles, demonstrating the beauty and versatility of Vintage materials. 

Phoebe Dynevor

Dynevor’s custom Victoria Beckham gown was crafted using archival lace, reinforcing the enduring appeal of intricate textiles.

Demi Moore

Moore impressed with a demi-couture creation by Harrison Reed, made using Vintage wallpaper sourced from Fromental, proving that even unconventional Vintage materials can inspire high fashion.

Rachel Sennott

Sennott donned a Balenciaga dress made from existing garments dating back to the ’30’s and ’50’s, a masterful blend of history and creativity. 

Chloe Sevigny

Sevigny wore a dress made from upcycled Victorian pieces by Dilara Findikoglu, capturing the potential for reimagining timeless elements in modern fashion.

Until next year...

The Met Gala 2024 showcased a remarkable array of Vintage, homage-to-Vintage, and Vintage-inspired fashion. This year's looks highlighted the evolving relationship between fashion and the past, with each outfit telling a unique story. It's clear that Vintage styles are not only back, but they're also redefining what it means to be elegant. We eagerly anticipate how archival couture will continue to shape the future of the fashion world and how celebrities will integrate Vintage beauty into their wardrobes!

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