Met Gala 2024: Tyla, Adut Akech, Damson Idris, Other Africans Slay In Style

Tyla, Adut Akech, and Anok Yai were among the African celebrities or celebrities of African descent to grace the Garden of Time-themed event.

Met Gala 2024: Tyla, Adut Akech, Damson Idris Others Slay In Style
Tyla, Adut Akech, Damson Idris step out in style for Met Gala 2024

The Met Gala 2024 took place last night Monday, May 6, 2024, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The event famously takes place on the first Monday in May.

Annually, the fashion industry assumes its spotlight, and this year’s Met Gala of 2024 shifts its gaze towards the intersection of technology and fashion, revitalizing garments too delicate for re-wear.

The gala, a beacon for fundraising for the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute, upholds its tradition of secrecy surrounding its guest list. While the identities of attendees remain shrouded in mystery, a glimpse of the glamour to come is offered by the confirmed presence of luminaries such as Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Lopez, and Zendaya. These illustrious figures, alongside Vogue’s Anna Wintour, stand as co-chairs, promising a convergence of garden party elegance and avant-garde innovation. As the event approaches, anticipation builds to uncover the full roster of attendees, spanning the realms of music, film, fashion, athletics, and fine arts.

Tyla, Adut Akech, and Anok Yai were among the African celebrities or celebrities of African descent to grace the Garden of Time-themed event.

Here’s a rundown of what Tyla, Adut Akech, Anok Yai and others wore to the Met Gala 2024;


Tyla from South Africa exemplified artistic excellence at the 2024 Met Gala, themed “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City.

Making her debut at the prestigious event, the Water singer wowed in a sleek Balmain gown made entirely of multi-toned sand, perfectly fitting to the evening’s “Garden of Time” dress code. Tyla chose modest elegance for her accessories, wearing merely a silver diamond choker and exquisite diamond drop earrings from John Hardy. Her attire was completed by a transparent purse in the shape of an hourglass, packed with sand, and delicate sand accents decorated her shoulders and hands, lending an ethereal charm to her look.

Anok Yai

Anok Yai, who was already a fashion icon, rose to even greater prominence at the 2024 Met Gala. Stepping onto fashion’s largest platform, Yai wore a magnificent full-body crystal costume from Swarovski.

The ombre ensemble, which radiated three fascinating colours of blue, reflected the essence of water, the living force that sustains a healthy landscape. Each crystal on her chest sparkled like individual droplets, adding a captivating accent to her outfit. 200 Swarovski crystals were meticulously arranged on her from head to toe, even extending to her hands and toes, ensuring that every inch sparkled with brilliance. To match this celestial display, Yai decorated herself with rich jewellery, demonstrating her immaculate elegance. Statement earrings, a striking necklace, and a captivating ring served as the crowning jewels, completing her captivating ensemble with an air of sophistication and glamour.

Adut Akech

Adut Akech was a sight at the 2024 Met Gala, wearing a gorgeous white LaQuan Smith gown. The lingerie-inspired fabric produced an intriguing textural play, with its delicate drape contrasting nicely with the dress’s clean lines. The precisely created details showcased Akech’s great fashion sense, making this a memorable red carpet-moment.

Akech exuded sophisticated elegance with her statuesque form and unshakeable confidence. The gown, a wonderful blend of refinement and subtle sensuality, was a perfect fit for her form. Akech’s simple yet striking embellishments left a lasting impression on the world’s largest fashion stage, creating a vision of ageless elegance and compelling charm.

Damson Idris

Damson Idris struck eyebrows at the 2024 Met Gala, wearing a stylish black suit that radiated sophistication and appeal. On the red carpet, he exuded confidence and charm as his excellent style drew everyone’s attention. With each step, Idris exemplified ageless elegance, his mesmerising presence creating an indelible impact on the Gala’s distinguished attendees.

Aya Nakamura

Aya Nakamura has great plans for the summer, including a major performance at the Opening Ceremony of the 2024 Paris Olympics. However, tonight, the 28-year-old diva attends the 2024 Met Gala in a stunning floral Balmain gown, complete with an elegant Old Hollywood updo.

Her makeup complements her inherent beauty, with a deep rose blush on her cheekbones to match the florals on her dress. A classic winged liner, long lashes, and a glossy lip finish her neutral look with effortless grace. Nakamura’s long stiletto-shaped nails are painted white with rhinestones at the tips, adding drama to the look and hinting towards the upcoming beauty game in July.

Wisdom Kaye

Wisdom Kaye made a dramatic statement at the Met Gala, dressed in a beautiful Robert Wun suit embroidered with floral accents, joining a group of people who embraced floral motifs. Among the profusion of rose-inspired ensembles, Kaye’s daring choice of a brilliant red gown by London-based designer Robert Wun stood out for its unmistakable impact. Notably, Kaye’s Met Gala debut was a reflection of his fashion journey, as he shared glimpses of his outfits on Instagram, lending a personal touch to his appearance on fashion’s largest platform.

Ayo Edebiri

Ayo Edebiri made her Met Gala debut with a spectacular entrance, rocking a handmade floral lace halterneck gown by Loewe. The wonderfully created garment had a mesmerising backless design, emphasised by a rainbow gradient of flowers along the length of the skirt—a seamless homage to the evening’s theme, “The Garden of Time.” Edebiri’s dress not only exhibited her outstanding elegance but also captured the essence of the gala’s magical ambiance.

Imaan Hammam

Hammam attended the event wearing a stunning two-piece ensemble inspired by Swarovski’s Gema collection. Her attire consisted of a stunning cape and a satin column skirt adorned with sparkling gold crystals.

The cape was lovingly constructed over a 14-day period. The cape was adorned with nearly 3,000 crystals in six cuts and five different colours, giving it a stunning attractiveness. In addition, the satin column skirt was embellished with approximately 100,000 crystals, giving Hammam’s dress an unmatched level of grandeur.

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