1708088998 Actress Zendaya and Latin rap prince Bad Bunny will headline

Actress Zendaya and Latin rap prince Bad Bunny will headline the 2024 Met Gala

Actress Zendaya and Puerto Rican Latin rap prince Bad Bunny are among the co-chairs of the Metropolitan Museum's next gala on May 6, a major social event in New York where stars dress in extravagant outfits the museum announced on Thursday.

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The two stars will form a quartet with singer and actress Jennifer Lopez and Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, known for his role as Thor in the Marvel Universe films. As every year, they accompany the high priestess for events and fashion, the editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine Anna Wintour, on the steps of the “Met” and back into Central Park on 5th Avenue in Manhattan.

With his albums Un verano sin ti (2022) and Nadie Sabe Lo Que va a Pasar Manana (2023), Bad Bunny was the second most listened to artist in the world on the streaming platform Spotify after Taylor Swift.


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Revealed on the Disney Channel, Zendaya became a star thanks to her role in the series Euphoria (HBO), which is about the lives of teenagers between trauma, romantic relationships and addiction.

As much a celebrity parade as a social and philanthropic evening, the Met Gala represents the primary source of funding for the museum's fashion department (The Costume Institute).

In its press release, the Metropolitan Museum emphasizes that “to date, and since Met trustee Anna Wintour took over, the gala has raised $223.5 million for the Costume Institute.”

The event takes place every year on the first Monday in May and accompanies the opening of the major exhibition of the “Costume Institute”, which in 2024 is dedicated to the “Sleeping Beauty” of the museum, i.e. these items of clothing or the oldest or most fragile ones in its collection.

And the Met Gala dress code, more information eagerly awaited by fashionistas who will crowd the bottom of the museum's stairs on May 6 to catch a glimpse of the stars: “The Garden of Time,” the refers to a short story of the same name by British science fiction author JG Ballard about the transience of beauty.

This dress code allows great designers to put their imagination at the service of the outfits worn by the stars, and every year the climb to the steps of the Met is the occasion for a competition of fashion extravagance, as in 2021, as the star of Reality TV star Kim Kardashian appeared in all black, including her face.