Bella Hadid Looks Ready for the 2024 Met Gala in a Vintage Corset Dress Dripping With Petals

The Ôrebella founder glowed in Dior that's on-theme for Monday's big event.

Bella Hadid wears a tan dress with small embellished flower petals while leaving her sister Gigi Hadid's apartment in New York City
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No one but the 2024 Met Gala organizers knows exactly who will walk the famed Metropolitan Museum of Art's steps until the annual fashion benefit starts on Monday, May 6. Bella Hadid is at least hinting she'll attend with her latest street style moment.

One day after unveiling her beauty brand, Ôrebella, and its debut fragrances, Hadid left her sister Gigi Hadid's apartment on May 1 in an outfit that already meets the Met Gala's "Garden of Time" dress code.

Bella Hadid wears a tan corset dress with flower petals and a fringe train while leaving her sister Gigi Hadid's apartment in New York City

Bella Hadid's tan corset dress featured a semi-sheer skirt and fluttery, flower petal embellishments—right on theme with the 2024 Met Gala.

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Hadid's tan dress hails from a Spring 2004 Christian Dior collection, sourced from the vintage boutique OpulentAddict by stylist Molly Dickson. The piece, originally worn on the runway by supermodel Liya Kebede, features a corseted bodice and delicate, flower petal-like embellishments along the bodice—plus a semi-sheer, fringed skirt.

"Bella Hadid in Christian Dior from Opulent Addict!" the boutique shared on its Instagram. "Big thanks to Molly Dickson for including us in this!"

After back-to-back weeks of cowgirl denim and ten-gallon hats, the look is one of several glamorous, lingerie-inspired moments Hadid has tried. To promote Ôrebella, Hadid wore a tulle dress with floral underlays and a two-piece crimson set embellished with silver charms. (What better way to visualize fragrances with names like "Blooming Fire" and "Window2Soul"?)

Bella Hadid for Ôrebella campaign April 2024 Instagram post

Hadid's dress shared sheer, gauzy fabric with the dresses she wore to promote Ôrebella, her new fragrance and beauty brand, earlier this week.

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Days away from a Met Gala with a "garden" dress code, Hadid's floral-embellished outfit could be a sign that she's planning to hit the Met steps once again. It would be a welcome return: The model hasn't attended since 2022's Gala, where she wore a gothic Burberry corset dress with lace tights and opera gloves.

Her dress's vintage roots are also worth noting. The upcoming Met Costume Institute exhibition is titled "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” and will feature archival pieces from across four centuries. If Hadid is dipping into past designer collections, she's already thinking in the spirit of the event.

Bella Hadid attends the 2022 met Gala wearing a gothic corset dress and lace tights

Hadid hasn't attended the Met Gala since 2022, when she wore a leather bustier gown by Burberry.

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Another interesting update baked into Bella's look? That she may in fact be working with a stylist again. Hadid revealed in a 2022 interview with WSJ Magazine that she had paused professional styling (though she would occasionally tap her sister's stylist, Mimi Cuttrell, for red carpet events). This time around, her vintage was pulled by Molly Dickson, who also consults Sydney Sweeney, Camila Mendes, and Sadie Sink, on their red carpet outfits.

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.