The Women Over 50 at The Met Gala That Are Defying “The Garden of Time”

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The dress code for the 2024 MET Gala “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” is based on a short story by J.G. Ballard, “The Garden of Time.” As the story goes, there’s comfort in reversing the clock a bit, shielding the main characters from danger, but as we saw on the red carpet tonight, time is nothing but a friend to the stunning women over 50 who attended the MET Gala.

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Demi Moore

Demi Moore pulled off one of the most show-stopping looks of the evening with a dress that should be considered art, accompanied by her signature sleek dark hair and Charlotte Tilbury makeup.

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Meg Ryan

After an over 20-year hiatus, Meg Ryan triumphantly returned to the MET Gala. Between her perfectly messy bob and her sheer black dress, she’s looking as striking as ever.

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Michelle Yeoh

We’re loving Michelle Yeoh’s new look tonight as one of the latest celebrities to join the bob squad. She was looking youthful and radiant in a spectacular silver gown.

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Gayle King

Earlier in the day, Gayle King admitted on Instagram that she was nervous about tripping on the stairs, even documenting some practice runs at the office. We can confirm that she looked stunning and composed in chartreuse every step of the way.

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Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner looked ethereal in all white with emerald jewels as accents. The secret to her red carpet glow? A few layers of her daughter’s skin-care products.

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Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah arrived at the MET Gala clad in Thom Browne. The 54-year-old star stood out with a 3D recreation of a bird of paradise affixed to her dress and a statement jacket hanging off one shoulder.

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Penelope Cruz

Freshly 50, Penelope Cruz opted for old Hollywood glamour from her hair to her radiant jewels. The coquette hair accessory perfectly accents the full skirted dress.

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Sarah Jessica Parker

The MET Gala is essentially a field day for the ever-stylish Sarah Jessica Parker. Always a fan of a statement hat, SJP, of course, had a show-stealing accessory atop her head for her 12th Met Gala.

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Jennifer Lopez

Always one to watch on a red carpet, Jennifer Lopez turned heads at the MET Gala with her perfectly undone bun, striking cheekbone highlighter and a dress as an ode to a butterfly.

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Donatella Versace

Donatella Versace is often tasked with dressing some of the biggest stars on the MET Gala red carpet, but that doesn’t mean she forgets about herself. The 69-year-old stunned in an ornate sea foam green dress with her long blonde hair trailing behind her.

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman says her 2024 MET Gala look was inspired by a Richard Avedon photo. The couture black and pearl dress was accented perfectly by gloves for a classically chic look.

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