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Fans ‘work out’ meaning behind Doja Cat’s iconic towel outfit for Met Gala 2024

Fans ‘work out’ meaning behind Doja Cat’s iconic towel outfit for Met Gala 2024

As soon as it clicked with fans, they all loved Doja Cat's Meta Gala look

The eagerly-anticipated 2024 Met Gala is finally about to kick off (6 May) after a whole year of waiting, with fans all across the globe excited to see some of Hollywood’s biggest names rock up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and walk the iconic steps.

This year’s event, which usually hosts around 450 famous faces, is being co-chaired by a star-studded panel including the likes of 'Jenny From the Block' singer Jennifer Lopez, Thor actor Chris Hemsworth, Challengers star Zendaya and 'I Like It' rapper Bad Bunny.

Doja Cat at the Met Gala 2024. (Kristina Bumphrey/WWD via Getty Images)
Doja Cat at the Met Gala 2024. (Kristina Bumphrey/WWD via Getty Images)

Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson and TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew have also been appointed as honorary chairs.

And, as per, Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, is at the helm of the ship.

Now, the theme of the evening is 'Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion' with a dress code of 'The Garden of Time' - a short story from 1962 by the British sci-fi author JG Ballard. The corresponding exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute is 'very much an ode to nature and the emotional poetics of fashion', according to curator Andrew Bolton.

We've already seen a whole bunch of celebs take to the steps to strut their stuff including Tyla, Rita Ora and Jennifer Lopez.

But there seems to be heaps of buzz all about Doja Cat's outfit choice for the evening - namely a small white towel wrapped around her body.

The ensemble received some pretty mixed reviews. (Kristina Bumphrey/WWD via Getty Images)
The ensemble received some pretty mixed reviews. (Kristina Bumphrey/WWD via Getty Images)

Fans are now reckoning they've 'worked out' the meaning behind the 'Say So' hit-maker's slightly peculiar ensemble with one X, formerly Twitter, user speculating: "Come to think of it, Doja Cat’s bedsheet outfit today fits the Met Gala theme. Sleeping Beauty."

"Sleeping Beauty," agreed a second, while a third previously predicted back in March: "Met Gala prediction: @DojaCat & #VETEMENTS will play off 'Sleeping Beauty' in a very modern, on the nose way or perhaps take it a little metaphorically and incorporate/push the narrative of a mannequin being a 'sleeping beauty' until it’s donned with fabric & accessories - awaken."


Others rushed in to share their thoughts on the look with one X user writing:

"I really hope she drops it because i know this is supposed to be gag-worthy but it's lame."

A second slammed: "She couldn’t even pretend to be normal for just one day damn."

"The way she thought she ate," hit out a third while a fourth chimed in: "She’s so unserious."

Another echoed: "Doja please don’t."

Top 10 Met Gala themes

1985 - Costumes of Royal India

A celebration of Royal India’s fashions, the 1985 Met Gala saw a plethora of South Asian-inspired designs that featured stunning embroidery and extravagant embellishments.

Pop icon Cher turned heads at the 1985 exhibition in a sheer, embellished Bob Mackie gown, truly making fashion history.

1990 - Théâtre de la Mode: Fashion Dolls: The Survival of Haute Couture

Now a Met Gala connoisseur, 1990 was the first year supermodel Naomi Campbell attended, wearing a colourful mini dress.

This theme was also a rather special one down to the fact it featured mannequins created post-WWII by French fashion designers.

1996 - Christian Dior

The 1996 Met Gala paid homage to the late French fashion designer, who died in 1957.

This particular event is well noted for Princess Diana being in attendance wearing a navy Dior gown.

She had a close relationship with the fashion house - so much so that Dior renamed its 1994 handbag, previously known as Chouchou to Princese, to honour Diana, naming it Lady Dior.

1999 - Rock Style

The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland joined forces for the Met Gala to spotlight classic rock-'n'-roll performers and their pervasive influence on style.

Many will recall this Met Gala for Liv Tyler and Stella McCartney’s matching DIY T-shirts that read ‘Rock Royalty’.

2006 - Anglomania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion

Curated by Andrew Bolton at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 2006 Met Gala featured a classy showcase from British designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and Burberry.

2010 - American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity

2010 was the year to celebrate American women, and the Met Gala exhibition did just that.

Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry and Sarah Jessica Parker were out in full force showcasing flamboyant designs from the likes of Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney.

2013: Punk: Chaos to Couture

This year’s event benefited the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and saw celebs push boundaries with punk-themed designs.

From a fishnet-clad Madonna to a bleached blonde Miley Cyrus in a mesh ensemble, the 2013 Met Gala is certainly one for the archives.

2015: China: Through the Looking Glass

Arguably one of the most iconic Met Galas of all time, the 2015 event focused on China’s influence on Western fashion, making for some truly stunning theatrics.

Designs from the likes of Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Guo Pei, and Christian Dior Haute Couture were at the forefront, featuring stars like Beyoncé and Rhianna.

2018: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

Alongside some stunning looks by the likes of Rhianna and Blake Lively, this theme also had hundreds of holy items on display, including dozens of artifacts sent over from The Vatican - many of which had never left Rome before.

2022 - In America: An Anthology of Fashion

This theme was the second part of the Metropolitan Museum's examination of American fashion - the first being 2021’s "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion".

Kim Kardashian being the first person to ever be allowed to wear Marilyn Monroe’s iconic ‘Happy Birthday’ dress was perhaps the most iconic look from this year’s Met Gala.

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