All the Queer Splendor of the 2024 Met Gala

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The Met Gala 2024, held at New York City’s prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art, truly sparkled with a dazzling array of queer representation and fashion innovation, proving yet again why it’s considered the pinnacle of the fashion world. 

This year’s theme, “The Garden of Time,” inspired by J.G Ballard’s 1962 short story, provided a lush backdrop for the evening’s festivities. Here’s a rundown of all the queer highlights from the event.

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Sam Smith and Cowan: A Debut to Remember

Non-binary singer Sam Smith, known for their audacious fashion choices, marked their Met Gala debut with style. Opting for a toned-down yet striking look, Sam wore a black suit with a sheer chiffon skirt designed by their partner, Cowan, who complemented the look with a cream tuxedo of his own design. Their outfits, adorned with real roses dipped in 24-carat gold and sterling silver, weren’t just visually captivating—they also celebrated their British heritage and the early days of their relationship.

Fans Demand a Troye Sivan X Lil Nas X Collab

A social media clip shared by Lil Nas X featured him and the “Angel Baby” singer Troye Sivan, igniting fan excitement over a potential musical collaboration.

Lil Nas X, never one to shy away from a dazzling display, arrived in a cream blazer and a bedazzled shirt and slacks, sparkling with 50,000 Swarovski crystals. 

On the other hand, the Australian star turned heads in a stylish blue peek-a-boo back shirt paired with a tuxedo vest from Prada. 

Andrew Scott Shows Off His “Glorious Guns”

Andrew Scott, the All of Us Strangers star, turned heads with his sleeveless waistcoat and a semi-sheer mesh muscle tee, showcasing his well-toned arms, which he paired with tailored black trousers and black dress shoes. 

Look at that smile! We’re not swooning, you are!

Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo: A Magical Musical Moment

Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo also delivered a magical performance during the evening, ahead of their starring roles in the upcoming film Wicked: Part One. The duo performed “When You Believe,” previewing their on-screen chemistry and vocal prowess. Grande, in a green tulle dress, and Erivo, in a rose houndstooth dress, even switched colors for their movie characters. Magical! 

Fashion Forward: A Queer Celebration

The Met Gala 2024 not only showcased the best in fashion but also served as a platform for LGBTQ+ artists and icons to express themselves and inspire others. From Sam Smith’s symbolic rose fastenings to Lil Nas X’s crystal-studded statement, the event was a vibrant celebration of queer identity and creativity.

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