Tyla Stuns in Form-Fitting Sand Dress at The Met Gala 2024

At the Met Gala, the rising star known for her hit ‘Water’ stepped onto the red carpet clad in an ensemble inspired by the concept of ‘the sands of time’, a theme she elaborated on during her red carpet appearance.

Her choice of attire, a form-fitting creation by Balmain, presented a unique challenge as the evening progressed. Footage from the red carpet revealed moments where Tyla required assistance navigating the iconic staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art due to the intricacies of her outfit, including an hourglass clutch that added to its allure.

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The Met Gala’s overarching theme, ‘Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,’ coupled with the dress code of “The Garden of Time,” drew inspiration from J.G. Ballard’s timeless 1962 short story of the same name. 

In an interview with Vogue’s official red carpet livestream, Tyla shared her excitement for pushing boundaries with her creative team, aiming to create a look that stood out from the conventional gala attire.

Tyla Met Gala 2024
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Expressing her delight and satisfaction with the final result, Tyla highlighted her love for the outfit and the collaborative effort that went into crafting it. Olivier Rousteing, Balmain’s creative director, shed light on the inspiration behind Tyla’s Met Gala dress, emphasising a desire to transform a transient material like sand into a lasting masterpiece adorned with micro-crystal studs, symbolising a fusion of artistry and innovation.

Tyla’s enthusiasm for the unconventional concept was evident as she spoke with Vogue, describing it as “crazy” in the best way possible, showcasing her willingness to embrace bold ideas and creative experimentation. As she looked forward to the gala festivities with a mix of excitement and nerves, Tyla’s anticipation for an enjoyable night at the Met Gala reflected her youthful spirit and adventurous approach to fashion.

-Sushmita Sarkar