Guests Are Reawakening Their Best Accessories Game at the Met Gala 2024

From Zendaya's massive feather headpiece to Tyla's hourglass handbag, the finishing touches are anything but conventional.

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing giant hat
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The 2024 Met Gala is in full swing, and to no one's surprise, attendees are showcasing a slew of whimsical looks for the evening, which honors the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s latest spring exhibition, "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion." Guests have been asked to dress according to the theme, “The Garden of Time.” While many A-listers have arrived draped in anticipated symbolism—like gowns adorned with floral appliqués—there have been some rather unexpected interpretations of the theme, including a whole lot of wacky accessories— like intricate headpieces, hourglass handbags, hats, and a whole lot of other finishing touches that didn't make their way onto our spring 2024 trend list.

Sarah Jessica Parker wore an asymmetrical hat that practically hid her face, Zendaya arrived with a huge feather-like structure on her head, and Alexandra Daddario had a golden snake-shaped coronet clipped into her hair. Instead of handbags, some guests chose to carry clever accessories, like Tyla, who clutched an hourglass filled with sand to compliment her fitted hourglass Balmain dress.

Discover the most whimsical accessories of the evening, and stay tuned as we update the evening's statement-making looks.

Sarah Jessica Parker Wearing a Philip Treacy Hat

Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2024 Met Gala

Sarah Jessica Parker chose to embody the Met Gala theme with a statement-making hat.

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Sarah Jessica Parker was practically unrecognizable while wearing a tilted hat that covered her face.

Zendaya Wearing a Maison Margiela Feathered Fascinator

Zendaya at the 2024 Met Gala

Zendaya wowed the crowd in a gothic dress with a feather headpiece to match.

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Zendaya undeniably stood out amongst the crowd of attendees while flaunting a fascinator decorated with a huge feather.

Tyla Carrying a Handheld Hourglass Purse

Tyla at the 2024 Met Gala

Tyla arrived at the Met Gala holding an hourglass.

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Instead of carrying a designer handbag, Tyla opted for a hourglass filled with sand.

Alexandra Daddario Wearing a Snake-Shaped Coronet

Alexandra Daddario at the 2024 Met Gala

Alexandra Daddario wearing a gold snake-shaped coronet.

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Alexandra Daddario took the garden theme to heart with an Adam-and-Eve-esque snake coronet.

Bad Bunny Wearing a Pillow-Like Hat

Bad Bunny at the 2024 Met Gala

Bad Bunny decided to make a statement with a pillow-like hat.

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While taking a playful approach, Bad Bunny arrived in an oversized hat.

Harris Reed Wearing an Embroidered Headpiece

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Harris Reed in a headpiece adorned with embroidered birds and flowers.

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Harris Reed's massive headpiece displayed symbolic flora and fauna imagery.

Camilla Cabello Holding a Brick of Ice

Camilla Cabello Met Gala 2024

Camilla Cabello holding a brick of ice on the Met Gala carpet.

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Camilla Cabello shocked onlookers with a brick of melting ice in her hand.

Cardi B Wearing an Enormous Wrapped Hat

Cardi B at the 2024 Met Gala

Cardi B stole the show in a sky-high hat.

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Cardi B accessorized her show-stopping gown with a matching black hat wrapped in tulle.

Sabrina Harrison Wearing a Sculptural Headpiece

Sabrina Harrison at the 2024 Met Gala

Sabrina Harrison's gold accessories elevated her look to an artful level.

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Sabrina Harrison's interpretation of the 2024 Met Gala theme involved a breathtaking headpiece and a droplet-shaped gold handbag.

Lauren Tappan
Fashion Editor

Lauren K. Tappan is the Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, where she writes engaging stories ranging from shopping pieces to trend reports. Prior to Marie Claire, Lauren covered fashion and beauty for Harper’s Bazaar and ELLE as a freelance editor, with a specific focus on e-commerce. She also held editorial roles at Town & CountryInto The Gloss, and Philadelphia Style Magazine. Lauren earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, with a minor in Journalism, from the University of Pennsylvania. Follow her along at @laurenktappan.