The best-dressed men at the Met Gala 2024, from Bad Bunny to Josh O'Connor

The Met Gala 2024 dress code was "The Garden of Time" and these stars pulled out the stops

The Met Gala 2024 dress code was "The Garden of Time", which was a fairly loose theme with regards to previous years (see Karl Lagerfeld last year). It was based on the JG Ballard poem, depicting a dystopian future. And it was open to interpretation.

The stars in attendance, from Jamie Dornan and Bad Bunny (who was a Co-chair alongside Zendaya and J Lo) to Jonathan Bailey and Josh O'Connor played with the dress code in their own way, some opting for outfits based on archival looks from "time" gone by, while others went down the garden path.

See below our favourite looks from the night...

Jonathan Bailey

British actor Jonathan Bailey knows how to have fun with his outfits (see his glittering Loewe top from earlier this year), but knows how to still keep them pared back. This Loewe look was exemplary of that talent.

Josh O'Connor

Wearing a full look from Loewe and Jonathan Anderson (apt, seeing as the brand and designer did the costumes for Challengers), Josh O'Connor leant into the "Garden of Time" poetry. Dressed like the Count, he wore a black tuxedo with full tails, brocade shirt and a bow tie-cum-brooch from the Loewe x Lynda Benglis collection.

Mike Faist

Also dressed in Loewe (Jonathan Anderson had a big night), Mike Faist took on his Challengers co-star O'Connor. The glittering radish brooch - so very on theme - is a winner.

Harris Dickinson

Wearing custom Prada, Harris Dickinson played into the botanical theme with a shirt intrinsically emblazoned with emerald shards.

Donald Glover

In full Saint Laurent, Donald Glover didn't quite stick to the dress code, but did smash his louche tailoring out the park.

Colman Domingo

Colman Domingo has been on a winning streak of red carpets outfits this past year, but the Met was where he flourished. His Willy Chavarria custom cape-cum-suit was a nod to the drama that the late André Leon Talley and Chadwick Boseman brought to the Met.

Jeremy Strong

In full Loro Piana (lucky guy!) Succession lead Jeremy Strong brought powerful quiet luxury to the steps of the Metropolitan Museum.

Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan jumped down Alice's tunnel of time, channelling (if on purpose or not, we aren't sure) the White Rabbit's luncheon suiting in Loewe.

Troye Sivan

A soon-to-be Met vet (three and counting), Troye Sivan wore custom Prada inspired by his favourite Prada from seasons gone by.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, who was fresh of the Miami circuit, repped Britain in a custom Burberry outfit. The embroidered coat reflects the language of flowers in Black history, while the outfit was inspired by the story of John Ystumllyn, one of Britain’s first Black gardeners.

Bad Bunny

Co-chair for this year's Met Gala, Bad Bunny was one of the big names wearing Maison Margiela (alongside Kim Kardashian, Gwendoline Christie and Zendaya). He channeled the count from JG Ballard's poem, and won the battle of the Met steps with aplomb.

Jon Batiste

Lana Del Rey collaborator Jon Batiste is the quiet champion of red carpet dressing. Case in point: last night he wore custom Dunhill and Cartier, nodding to the theme via a subtle silk waistcoat.

Nicholas Galitzine

Red, White & Royal Blue and The Idea of You actor Nicholas Galitzine wore custom Fendi, proving that sometimes going simple isn't a bad idea (especially when the carpet was doing the most).

Damiano David

Attending the Met Gala with his girlfriend Dove Cameron, Måneskin frontman Damiano David went full frontal in sheer Diesel by Glenn Martens.


Usher wore a custom Alexander McQueen tulle cape, tuxedo and leather cap, all designed by new creative director Seán Mcgirr.

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