From couture to cocktail: A look at the Met Gala 2024 after-party | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Take an insider look at how The Met Gala transforms into an evening affair



When it comes to the Met Gala, the star attraction undoubtedly shines on the red carpet, where celebrities and fashion icons make their grand entrance in their haute couture interpretations of the theme. However, while the red carpet sets the stage, the true highlight unfolds within the exclusive after-party festivities. 

As the first Monday of May unfolds into the early hours of Tuesday, the energy of the Met Gala transitions from the glitz and glamour of the red carpet to the pulsating rhythm of the after-party scene. Here, amid the opulent settings of exclusive venues, celebrities and fashion elites mingle, basking in the euphoria of the atmosphere against a backdrop of dazzling lights and thumping beats. 

Here’s a glimpse into the night: an embodiment of the Met Gala after-party essence—an exuberant celebration of fashion, creativity, and camaraderie reverberating far beyond the event. 

READ: Best-dressed beauties: The Met Gala’s 10 most fashionable women

Elle Fanning

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Elle Fanning | Photo by The Hapa Blonde/Getty Images

At the 2024 Met Gala after-party, Fanning swept in like a vision in this ethereal silver maxi dress, a true masterpiece in motion. With a daring leg slit and sequin petals gracefully adorning the shoulder strap, it was pure poetry in fashion. 

Kendall Jenner

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Kendall Jenner | Photo by Getty Images

Kendall Jenner, an ultimate style icon, absolutely slayed at the 2024 Met Gala after-party, not just once, but twice. Yes, she was double the trouble bringing an angelic vibe in not one but two jaw-dropping ensembles straight out of heaven. Talk about making an entrance. Seriously, could she be any more of a showstopper? 

Anok Yai

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Anok Yai | Photo by Getty Images

South Sudanese-American model Anok Yai, traded florals for a celestial interpretation of the Met Gala 2-24 theme, bedazzling in a gown adorned with 98,000 Swarovski crystals. At the after-party, she continued to captivate in a custom-made Swarovski ensemble that left us mesmerized.

Emily Ratajkowski

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Emily Ratajkowski | Photo by AKGS

Ratajkowski, renowned for her pioneering Coachella outfits, made a grand entrance in her signature boho style. Decked out in a see-through ensemble adorned with purple beaded stars, she effortlessly captured the festive spirit. Completing the look with gladiator-style stilettos and a matching micro bag featuring silver star prints, she expertly balanced both contrasts with vibrant hues.

READ: Best of the bedazzled: A Met Gala 2024 accessory roundup

Sydney Sweeney

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Sydney Sweeney| Photo by The Hapa Blonde/Getty Images

After Sweeney wowed on the red carpet with her baby-blue tulle Miu Miu gown and dramatic black gloves, she slipped into a look straight out of the trendiest 2024 playbook. Rocking head-to-toe Miu Miu—from her chic top to the low-rise suede skirt cinched perfectly with a snazzy belt—she’s absolutely owning sophistication right now. 

Amelia Gray

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Amelia Gray Hamlin | Photo by The Hapa Blonde/GC Images

Amelia Gray Hamlin set the post-Met Gala scene ablaze like a fashion phoenix, slipping into a sheer high-low halter that had jaws dropping left and right.

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