Met Gala 2024: Stella stars come together on the red carpet

Stella walked the Met Gala 2024 red carpet with Cara Delevingne, FKA Twigs and Ed Sheeran, each wearing custom-made looks referencing designs iconic to our fashion house – from Savile Row tailoring to knitwear to embroidery. Taking a stand for Mother Earth at fashion’s biggest night out, the pieces were handcrafted from 100% sustainable materials; woven with the codes of our Winter 2024 collection and paying homage to the Costume Institute’s Spring 2024 theme, ‘Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion’.

Honouring the ‘Sleeping Beauties’ inspiration, the one-of-a-kind looks explore notions of renewal and rebirth, timeless craftsmanship and cutting-edge technologies – embodied and connected by a fil rouge of VRAI sustainably created diamonds, illustrating the possibilities of pairing innovation with nature’s beauty. The diamonds are gently grown in the first-ever certified carbon-neutral, zero-emissions foundry, powered purely by renewable energy, and are cut and polished for maximum brilliance by expert craftspeople using over 243 intricate steps, placing their quality in the top 1% globally.

Actor, eco-activist and Summer 2024 Stella girl Cara Delevingne wears a custom hooded and backless bodice hand-embroidered using over 500 carats of created diamonds, with the emissions equivalency of recycling 13.1 tons of waste; every carat produced saves 143 lbs of carbon dioxide. The bodice sits over a draping and ruched skirt with a dramatic train in soft cream, constructed from forest-friendly viscose and bio-acetate cady. The look was finished with a limited-edition iconic Falabella bag in crackled silver, platinum platform sandals from the Spring 2024 collection and tennis bracelets in created diamonds .

Ahead of her new album release, singer-songwriter and dancer FKA Twigs is in a custom cascading cloak hand-knit in loops of cream RAS-certified responsibly sourced alpaca yarn, pulling from Stella McCartney’s Winter 2024 runway show. The knitwear drapes over a delicate bodice and hotpants, hand-embroidered with matrixes of VRAI created diamonds.

Marking his Met Gala debut, multiple GRAMMY-winning superstar Ed Sheeran is in bespoke soft blue iconic Savile Row tuxedo tailoring with cummerbund details inspired by the Summer 2024 runway collection. He is additionally wearing vegan black dress shoes from the Stella McCartney menswear archive as well as cufflinks and a bowtie, both in VRAI created diamonds.

Stella herself wears custom cream Savile Row tailoring with padded shoulders and flowing trousers over an embroidered bodysuit, also pulling from our Winter 2024 runway show. Her jewellery was co-created with VRAI using recycled solid gold and sustainably grown diamonds.  

VRAI created diamonds are gently grown over about four weeks in America’s Pacific Northwest, entirely removing the environmental and human toll of mining. Its plasma reactors are entirely powered by the nearby Columbia River and use carbon from greenhouse gasses to create each diamond from the very first atom. Using over 243 intricate steps, their expert craftspeople cut and polish VRAI created diamonds to the highest standards in the industry – placing them in the top 1% globally.