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Met Gala 2024: Schedule, Red Carpet Start Time, and Event Details

Fashion enthusiasts eagerly await the Met Gala, the annual extravaganza in New York City. As the event approaches, questions arise about the red carpet start time and how long the gala will last. Here’s everything you need to know about the schedule and happenings at the Met Gala 2024.

The Met Gala’s red carpet kicks off officially at 5:30 p.m. E.T. on Monday, May 6, 2024. Held annually on the first Monday in May, the event takes place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Members of the media often arrive hours earlier to secure their spots along The Met’s iconic steps, awaiting the arrival of stars and celebrities. This year’s theme is “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” with the dress code set as “The Garden of Time.”

The duration of the Met Gala red carpet varies, with no official end time. Celebrities, known for their fashionably late arrivals, often extend the event’s duration. In the past, stars like Beyoncé and Rihanna have arrived late, making headlines with their entrances. Last year, Rihanna, accompanied by A$AP Rocky, arrived around 10 p.m. The event has earned a reputation for its late-night arrivals, with Rihanna being a prime example.

Following the red carpet, much of what occurs inside the Met Gala remains secretive. Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour is rumored to enforce strict rules regarding the event, including the dress code and restrictions on cellphones and social media usage. Once inside, guests enjoy a party with dinner and music. Previous menus have included delicacies like chilled spring pea soup and Ōra King salmon. Musical performances by renowned artists such as Cher, Rihanna, Madonna, and Lady Gaga have entertained guests in the past.

The Met Gala serves as a fundraiser for the museum’s Costume Institute, and guests get an opportunity to explore its latest exhibition. Attendance is by invitation only, with individual tickets priced at $75,000, as confirmed by The Met to CBS MoneyWatch. The event will be held on Monday night in New York City, and for those unable to attend, CBS New York will be streaming special coverage starting at 8 p.m.

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