Angel Reese Makes Her 2024 Met Gala Debut—on Her Birthday—in a Turquoise Sequin Gown

What better way to turn 22?

Angel Reese
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Here's a memorable way to turn 22: Weeks after her headline-grabbing WNBA draft, Angel Reese is celebrating her birthday at the 2024 Met Gala.

The Chicago Sky rookie arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a pale blue sheer gown by British brand 16Arlington and styled by Vogue editor and stylist Naomi Elizée. Elizée also dressed Reese in her stunning Bronx & Banco gown at the 2024 NBA Draft.

Angel Reese leaving for the 2024 met gala

Reese was snapped outside The Mark hotel wearing her feathered 16Arlington frock.

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Reese's accessories included a pair of custom Stuart Weitzman pointed-toe heels in a matching ice-blue shade. Her jewelry roundup included dainty stud earrings and a few sparkly rings. Her glam was the epitome of elegance, with her signature full lashes and glossy nude lips.

Angel Reese at the 2024 met gala

Reese's fun gown was accented by her soft glam makeup look and slicked back hair.

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2024 has been Reese's year, both on the court and in the fashion sphere. During the NCAA's March Madness tournament, she won over the nation with her hard work and impressive record—even after not making it to the finals. She announced her decision to leave the LSU Tigers and enter the 2024 WNBA Draft with a Vogue photoshoot (modeled after Serena Williams's retirement announcement playbook); when the draft finally arrived, she took over the orange carpet in a shimmering hooded gown by Bronx and Banco.

Angel Reese appears on the WNBA Draft orange carpet wearing an all over sparkly gown by Bronx and Banco

Angel Reese wore a shimmering Bronx and Banco dress to the WNBA Draft in April.

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Reese knows fashion just as well as she knows basketball—that much is certain after her first walk up the Met Steps. And, that she just had a birthday to remember.

Halie LeSavage
Senior News Editor (Fashion & Beauty)

Halie LeSavage is the senior fashion and beauty news editor at Marie Claire, where she assigns, edits, and writes stories for both sections. Halie is an expert on runway trends, celebrity style, emerging fashion and beauty brands, and shopping (naturally). In over seven years as a professional journalist, Halie’s reporting has ranged from fashion week coverage spanning the Copenhagen, New York, Milan, and Paris markets, to profiles on industry insiders including stylist Alison Bornstein and J.Crew womenswear creative director Olympia Gayot, to breaking news stories on noteworthy brand collaborations and beauty launches. (She can personally confirm that Bella Hadid’s Ôrebella perfume is worth the hype.) She has also written dozens of research-backed shopping guides to finding the best tote bags, ballet flats, and more. Most of all, Halie loves to explore what trends—like the rise of doll-like Mary Janes or TikTok’s 75 Hard Style Challenge—can say about culture writ large. (She justifies almost any purchase by saying it’s “for work.”) Halie has previously held writer and editor roles at Glamour, Morning Brew, and Harper’s Bazaar. Halie has been cited as a fashion and beauty expert in The Cut, CNN Underscored, and Reuters, among other outlets, and appears in newsletters like Selleb and Self-Checkout to provide shopping recommendations. In 2022, she was awarded the Hearst Spotlight Award for excellence and innovation in fashion journalism. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Harvard College. Outside of work, Halie is passionate about books, baking, and her miniature Bernedoodle, Dolly. For a behind-the-scenes look at her reporting, you can follow Halie on Instagram and TikTok.