Taylor Russell's 2024 Met Gala Loewe Gown Is Made of Wood

"I've always wanted to be a tree."

Taylor Russell
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After being minted as one of Loewe’s favorite fashion girls, Taylor Russell just arrived on the carpet at the 2024 Met Gala—her first!—wearing an unexpected wood dress—and we have all the details on her look.

Tonight’s gala theme is “The Garden of Time.” While some A-listers took that to mean flowers and foliage for their gowns this evening, Russell looked elsewhere in the garden for her inspiration. She instead wore a Loewe gown custom-made for her to look like wood, styled by Ryan Hastings.

“I’ve always wanted to be a tree, and tonight that’s what I’m trying to do,” she joked in an interview on the Vogue livestream with model Ashley Graham and actress Gwendoline Christie, alongside fellow Loewe girl Greta Lee prior to hitting the red carpet.

Taylor Russell at the 2024 met gala

Russell’s custom Loewe gown was 3D-printed to fit her body ahead of tonight’s gala.

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The Bones and All star said that she and Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson cited marquetry, or the process of layering thin sheets of wood, as an inspiration for her gown. The gown's trompe l’oeil bodice was painted with delicate brown flowers wrapped around her waist and stomach before giving way to a draped white skirt.

According to Vogue, it was created using a process called hydro sublimation, which the brand previously used to create its Spring 2023 collection. The bodice was custom-molded to her body for a perfect fit.

The wood accents continued into her hair: her updo featured matching wooden flowers. Her glam comprised of equally-earthy tones with dewy bronzed skin and sleek, graphic winged eyeliner.

Taylor Russell at the 2024 met gala

Her makeup look included perfectly-coiffed bangs and bronzed, glowing makeup.

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Rusell and Loewe have long been interlinked. She opened the brand's Spring 2023 show in Paris and has recently earned a global ambassador title. The British brand sponsors tonight's Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, so my eyes were peeled for the celebrities the brand chose to dress.

There's been no sign of Russell's beau, Harry Styles, is on the carpet this evening. The duo has become quite the fashionable pair since they got together late last year. Most recently, they doubled up on the It-bags of the season while walking in Brooklyn, New York.

The night is still young, and the Met Gala isn't known for being predictable. Will the duo make a chic red carpet debut later this evening? Only time (in the garden, of course) will tell.

Julia Marzovilla
Fashion E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she reviews the latest launches from fashion and beauty brands, finds the best on-sale items around the internet, and interviews experts to find the best products in any category to share with her readers. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site as an expert in everything from the best laptop bags to the best laser hair removal devices.

In her near decade of experience, Julia has both written for several top outlets in the E-Commerce space and worked at major fashion labels. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and worked as the Trending Fashion and News Writer STYLECASTER. You can find her across the internet at @JuliaMarzovilla. In real life, you can find her creating shopping guides for her friends, cooking or baking in her too-small kitchen, or buying tickets for the next time Harry Styles is in town.

Julia has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Journalism from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She lives in New York City, her hometown.