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Watches inspired these outfits at the Met Gala 2024

The 2024 Met Gala featured plenty of horological-inspired fashion, spanning Sabrina Harrison’s golden Dali-esque dress to Ben Simmons’ Thom Browne clock briefcase

Aside from an array of truly eye-catching watches, the 2024 Met Gala delivered some horological-inspired fashion. Indeed, this year’s “Garden of Time” dress code all but guaranteed an abundance of watch-inspired looks on the red carpet, and the stars certainly delivered.

From a melting clock gown in gold to a functional hourglass clutch bag, these are all the best time-inspired outfits at the Met Gala 2024.

Sabrina Harrison

Perhaps the most literal – and statement making – interpretation of this year’s ‘Garden of Time’ dress code came from entrepreneur and philanthropist Sabrina Harrison. Shimmering in full gold, Harrison ascended up the famed steps of the Met in a custom gown by New York based designer Chris Habana featuring a surreal, Dalí-esque bodice and clock charms which trailed down its skirt.

Sabrina Harrison attends the 2024 Met Gala
Sabrina Harrison attends the 2024 Met Gala (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Sabrina Harrison attends the 2024 Met Gala
Sabrina Harrison attends the 2024 Met Gala (Photo by Aliah Anderson/Getty Images)

To complete Harrison’s look, the dress was complimented with a spectacular headpiece with clock hand details embellished with Swarovski crystals, a sterling silver and CZ lip cuff plated in 14k gold, and a gold chrome-plated handbag, complete with a working video monitor display, which played highlights of last year’s red carpet throughout the evening – a playful and unexpected reference to the concept of time.

Sabrina Harrison attends the 2024 Met Gala
Sabrina Harrison attends the 2024 Met Gala (Photo by Aliah Anderson/Getty Images)

Ben Simmons

Brooklyn Nets star Ben Simmons rocked up to the Met red carpet in a full Thom Browne look. His chosen time-inspired accessory took the form of a hard-sided briefcase hollowed out in the centre to make way for a simple two-hand clock.

Ben Simmons attends the 2024 Met Gala
Ben Simmons attends the 2024 Met Gala (Photo by Aliah Anderson/Getty Images)

The briefcase clock wasn’t the only time-telling device worn by Simmons. He also had a Patek Philippe Aquanaut with a gem-set rainbow bezel strapped to his wrist.

Ben Simmons attends the 2024 Met Gala
Ben Simmons attends the 2024 Met Gala (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Simmons’ choice of briefcase was quite the talking point for sports fans, with many laughing at Simmons for missing too much time over the past few seasons. Indeed, the Nets star only played 15 games this NBA season. He missed the first 38 games of the season, then played up until early March before being ruled out for the rest of the campaign with a nerve impingement in his lower back.

Ben Simmons attends the 2024 Met Gala
Ben Simmons attends the 2024 Met Gala (Photo by Aliah Anderson/Getty Images)

Simmons was styled by Wesmore Perriott and wore a custom Thom Browne boucle tweed suit and oversized coat which were hand-painted black as a homage to “The Garden of Time,” short story by J.G. Ballard. The overcoat was also embroidered with a single white bullion rose in another nod to the fable in which a wealthy count and countess turn to stone while clinging to a single rose.

Tyla

For her inaugural Met, the singer Tyla turned up in a Balmain dress made of sand – a nod to the sands of time.

The strapless gown was designed to hug every contour of the singer’s body before flaring out into an organza mermaid train. Made with three colours of sand and mixed with micro crystal studs, the dress glistened with Tyla’s every move.

Tyla attends the 2024 Met Gala
Tyla attends the 2024 Met Gala (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

The real highlight, though, was Tyla’s Balmain hourglass clutch, another nod to the night’s theme. The unconventional accessory featured actual grains of sand flowing within its transparent structure, perfectly complementing the extra grains of sand covering her arms and shoulders.

Tyla attends the 2024 Met Gala
Tyla attends the 2024 Met Gala (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

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