The Subtle 2024 Met Gala Look In Honor Of Princess Diana You Might Have Missed

When it comes to unforgettable red carpet fashions, few events can compete with the Met Gala. The soiree, held to benefit The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, attracts a carefully curated crowd of well-dressed guests each spring, and the 2024 Met Gala featured more of the same, with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour leading the affair alongside co-chairs like Zendaya and Jennifer Lopez. The combination of the Met Gala's unique dress code and star-studded guest list often yields remarkable results — just look at last year's gala for proof. Between looks like Jared Leto's fursuit and Doja Cat's feline face, there's never a dull moment on the gala's red carpet.


Still, many A-list attendees struggle with executing legendary looks. This year, we witnessed plenty of dreadfully dressed celebs, plus a few puzzling fashion tributes. Take singer-songwriter Rosalía, for instance. The brunette crooner took a page from the late Princess Diana's style guide, rocking a strikingly similar LBD to the royal's iconic revenge dress. Unfortunately, though, its half-hearted execution was a miss for Rosalía, even if the sentiment was nice. 

So, without further ado, let's take a closer look at where the singer went wrong with her revenge dress-inspired frock at the 2024 Met Gala.

Why Rosalía's Met Gala look didn't measure up to Princess Diana's dress

It's fairly easy to spot the similarities between Princess Diana's revenge dress and Rosalía's sultry 2024 Met Gala look, from the fitted silhouettes to the elegant accessories. Furthermore, it wouldn't be farfetched to think that the singer's Met Gala look could be a playful nod to fashion history, emphasizing the "time" in "The Garden of Time." However, there are several areas where Rosalía's ensemble paled in comparison to Princess Diana's original design. First and foremost, the dress' proportions left something to be desired. Between the longer hemline and exaggerated train, the dress' sculptural essence gets lost. Diana's dress, on the other hand, has a bold neckline and curve-hugging form but balances them out with soft details, like a wispy train.


Beyond the major misses in Rosalía's ode to Diana, there are a few smaller bones to pick with the singer's styling. Part of Princess Diana's iconic revenge look was the sexy, sheer tights layered beneath her dress — a feature that's noticeably absent from Rosalía's ensemble at the 2024 Met Gala. Footwear choices aside, there's also the matter of Rosalía's coiff. In Diana's signature look, her flouncy, close-cropped hair gives the illusion of a full, elegant updo. While Rosalía's smooth, straight tresses were a beautiful sight on the Met Gala's carpet, a chic chignon hairstyle would have made a world of difference against her retro lace veil.