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Met Gala 2024 red carpet recap: From Zendaya’s second dress to protests

Met Gala 2024 red carpet recap: From Zendaya’s second dress to protests

NEW YORK — You know the city Real we’re going through it all while fashion’s biggest night of the year is only the third most tumultuous event on a Monday.

At 6:30 p.m., as five men in tuxedos helped carry Gigi Hadid’s yellow-and-pink-embellished Thom Browne dress up the green-beige steps of the 2024 Met Gala, hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators were met in kaffiyehs (and in some cases, arrested) by police at barricades along Madison Avenue and East 80th Street, just out of sight and earshot of the celebrities streaming out of their black SUVs. Earlier that day, 30 blocks north, Columbia University had canceled its main commencement ceremony amid weeks of protests calling for a ceasefire in Gaza and leading to clashes with students and police in riot gear.