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MET Gala 2024: When fashion dreams turn to extravagant extremes

Demi Moore in a failed outfit at the MET Gala 2024
Demi Moore in a failed outfit at the MET Gala 2024
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8:36 AM EDT, May 7, 2024

Even though they made it onto the eminent guest list for this year's premier fashion event, their choices in attire are nothing short of astonishing. The celebrities highlighted here were so intent on standing out that they confused extravagance with outright excess.

The theme for the MET Gala 2024, "Garden of Time," inspired a slew of ensembles that evoked a fairy-tale realm and paid homage to floral forms in all their glory. However, it also gave rise to stunning and perplexing looks. The most questionable styles from the MET Gala 2024 will undoubtedly be remembered for a long time. Here's why.

Cardi B

Cardi B's ensemble for the MET Gala 2024, with its grand staircase-engulfing train, rivalled even the iconic seven-meter train of Princess Diana's wedding gown. The star required several assistants to manage its spread, making it impossible for her to pose with anyone else—unless captured through a wide-angle lens.

Jeremy Pope

The blending of men's and women's fashion has become more prevalent, and it's not uncommon to see lingerie influences during the daytime. However, Jeremy Pope's choice to wear a garter belt over his trousers sparked controversy. While bold and imaginative, it lacked sophistication.

Worst styling from the MET Gala 2024
Worst styling from the MET Gala 2024© Getty Images

Lizzo

Opinions on Lizzo's MET Gala dress are divided; some see it as a masterpiece, others as a misstep. The outfit seemed to defy gravity around her feet, with its protruding headpiece giving off a vibe reminiscent of the Bene Gesserit. Was it too much? Most likely.
Worst outfits from the MET Gala 2024
Worst outfits from the MET Gala 2024© Getty Images

Doja Cat

Doja Cat's approach to the gala's dress code was anything but conventional. Opting for an extended T-shirt that mimicked a gown, she took an easier route and ended up drenched on the staircase for her moment.

The worst outfits from the MET Gala 2024
The worst outfits from the MET Gala 2024© Getty Images

Demi Moore

Demi Moore made her statement at the gala with a heart-shaped structure adorned with a massive flower, ditching a traditional bow. The dress's design overwhelmed her, so her attire in photographs overshadowed her presence.

Worst styles from the MET Gala 2024
Worst styles from the MET Gala 2024© Getty Images

Serena Williams

Serena Williams struck a balance between the divine and the futuristic with her ensemble, invoking the image of a Greek goddess clad in aluminium. While the texture was striking, the material trailing from her shoulder and attached as a train was overkill.

Worst outfits from the MET Gala 2024
Worst outfits from the MET Gala 2024© Getty Images

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue's dress featured aged denim, a fabric not typically associated with high fashion galas. Despite its glittery and translucent "patches," the effect fell short of galactic elegance.

Worst styles from the MET Gala 2024
Worst styles from the MET Gala 2024© Getty Images

Rita Ora

From the front, Rita Ora's outfit captivated with its control over the fringes, but the rearview told a different story. Her see-through jumpsuit left little to the imagination, revealing more than intended.

The worst outfits from the MET Gala 2024
The worst outfits from the MET Gala 2024© Getty Images

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu's floral ensemble was less an outfit and more a collage, covering her up to the neck. While it may not be universally admired, Badu's unique style made this abstract look somewhat credible.
Worst outfits from the MET Gala 2024
Worst outfits from the MET Gala 2024© Getty Images | Michael Stewart

Amelia Gray

Her innovative aquarium dress marked Amelia Gray's MET Gala appearance. The plastic piece, designed to resemble a skirt with floating purple roses, was original but controversial.

The worst outfits from the MET Gala 2024
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Worst styles from the MET Gala 2024
Worst styles from the MET Gala 2024© Getty Images
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