5 celebrities who missed the mark at 2024 Met Gala

The sad, the bad, and the 'bless their hearts'.

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The Met Gala, often regarded as fashion's most prestigious event, is a yearly spectacle where celebrities and designers showcase their sartorial prowess on the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art's steps. However, unsurprisingly, not every outfit hits the mark, and those of us at home in our pajamas must critique. 

This year's Met Gala, themed 'The Garden of Time', also marked the opening of the Costume Institute's Spring exhibition titled “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion”. It's arguably the best theme since the 2018 Heavenly Bodies. 

However, amid the glitz and glamour, there were some celebrities who missed the mark, failing to capture the whimsical essence of the event or unfortunately, stumbling into fashion faux pas territory. Let's take a closer look at which stars failed to shine on fashion's grandest stage.

Kylie Jenner

I'm afraid there were some crumbs left behind. The dress itself was stunning, cinched so tight that it put those pregnancy rumours to rest. However, when it came to the theme, we didn't quite see it. Jenner, much like Kim, stuck to the same silhouettes, cuts, makeup, and nearly the same hairstyle as always. There was hardly any risk taken. 

Kim Kardashian

I couldn't help but eagerly await the moment Kim Kardashian would shed the sweater (it never materialised). With each Met Gala appearance, her signature corset and blonde hair seem to be a recurring theme. At this juncture, it's become somewhat…. predictable. Moreover, her manner of holding the sweater suggested a potential mishap with the dress that she's attempting to conceal, that sweater simply NEVER budged.

Thankfully, Kendall understood the assignment (for once).

Doja Cat


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I wouldn't exactly call this on-theme either. It seemed like Doja took the "Sleeping Beauty" title quite literally. We witnessed her stepping out in a thong with a bedsheet, then a towel, and finally an oversized white tee with mascara smudged down her face. Honestly, we've all had those moments of sleeping in similar attire, whether we admit it or not. I'm not saying I'm a fan (definitely not), but I think I understand the concept behind it. Regardless, it missed the mark.

Cardi B


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Leave it to Cardi B to pull off a look that's undeniably extra. However, her choice ended up resembling more of a Goth Marge Simpson, which wasn't quite what we were expecting. While the dress had volume, the use of black threw me off and she wasn't alone in this. Surprisingly, black seemed to dominate the colour scheme, despite gardens not typically being associated with such hues. Nonetheless, at least her makeup was flawlessly done.



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Lizzo's attire stood out as probably our least favourite look this year. She donned a sculpted brown flower-petaled dress paired with an unusual headpiece. While the theme was evident, it somehow didn't quite click. The colours appeared dull and off-putting, and perhaps there could have been potential without the distracting headpiece, which resembled a fish tail and was hard to ignore.

Not every outfit can be a masterpiece, but those who stumble make way for those who shine. Despite some celebrities missing the mark at the Met Gala 2024, their missteps highlight the brilliance of those who flawlessly captured the theme, reminding us that creativity thrives amid both success and imperfection. 

Well, at least it gave us something to talk about until next year's fashion fiasco!

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Also read: Sabyasachi becomes the first Indian designer to walk the red carpet at the Met Gala

"There's nothing more timeless than a saree"—Alia Bhatt at the Met Gala 2024