Vogue announced the theme of The Costume Institute’s 2024 exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Met Gala motif entitled, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.”

The exhibition will display 250 archive pieces from the Costume Institute’s permanent collection, some of which date back 400 years to the Elizabethan period.

he entire exhibit is centered around 50 historical garments; latent and so fragile they can never be worn again – the “sleeping beauties” of the exhibit.

Vogue announced the dress code on the carpet leaning into a romantic notion of eternal beauty with “The Garden of Time.” The title is the same as the 1962 JG Ballard story.

The annual Costume Institute benefit held on the first Monday in May – in custom-made or revived period pieces that channel all or one of the sections with embellishments musing environmental preservation.