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Tyla Levitates Up 2024 Met Gala Steps in Stunning Balmain Ensemble


Tyla attends the 2024 Met Gala.
Tyla attends the 2024 Met Gala.
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In a mesmerizing entrance to her Met Gala debut on May 6, the 22-year-old “Water” singer, Tyla, captivated onlookers as she ascended the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s iconic steps, seemingly defying gravity with the help of a few assisting hands.

Draped in a form-fitting Balmain creation inspired by “the sands of time,” Tyla stunned on the red carpet, her ensemble meticulously crafted to embody the gala’s theme of “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” and its dress code, “The Garden of Time,” inspired by J.G. Ballard’s 1962 short story of the same name.

Tyla’s Balmain gown, a vision in hues reminiscent of sand, intricately adorned with micro-crystal studs, exuded elegance and innovation. However, the ensemble’s intricate design posed a challenge for mobility, evident as Tyla gracefully accepted assistance while navigating the Met Gala staircase.

Speaking with La La Anthony during Vogue’s official red carpet livestream, Tyla expressed her excitement for the unconventional ensemble, stating, “I just love the outfit and how everything turned out.”

Behind the scenes, Balmain’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, shed light on the inspiration behind Tyla’s Met Gala attire, describing the gown’s creation as a fusion of artistry and vision. Rousteing’s vision aimed to “redefine boundaries and transform a transient material into an everlasting masterpiece,” as reflected in Tyla’s ethereal ensemble.

The annual Met Gala, often dubbed fashion’s most illustrious event, saw celebrities, designers, and high-profile figures convene at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for a night of glamour and philanthropy. Under the direction of Vogue magazine’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, this year’s theme of “The Garden of Time” spurred attendees to explore innovative interpretations of time and beauty.

Grammy Award-winning musician Tyla undeniably stole the spotlight with her avant-garde interpretation of the theme, elevating her ensemble beyond floral embellishments to embody the essence of time itself.

With her striking Balmain creation, complemented by John Hardy jewelry and an hourglass purse, Tyla made an unforgettable statement on the Met Gala’s grand stage. As she playfully quipped about the practicality of her ensemble, her radiant confidence underscored her status as a fashion icon in the making.

In interviews with media outlets, Tyla revealed that her look was inspired by the Sands of Time, a theme expertly brought to life by the innovative craftsmanship of Balmain’s atelier.

As Balmain succinctly captured on Instagram, Tyla’s Met Gala appearance epitomized the convergence of art and fashion, breathing life into the Sands of Time with a gown that transcended mere fabric, becoming a testament to creativity and imagination.


    • Kikikikiki! You think Esther would allow this? And why is LT covering this event in so much detail? So as to create something to aspire for by Zambian Chongololos?

    • No she is NOT!…she is used to earning her money by working hard,not stealing it fr public coffers

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