Chaos Near the Red Carpet: Protesters Clash with Glamour at the Met Gala

Last Updated: June 10, 2024By

Chaos Near the Red Carpet: Protesters Clash with Glamour at the Met Gala

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Alright, picture this: It’s the night of the Met Gala, the most glamorous event in the fashion world. Celebrities from all over are strutting down the red carpet, dressed in the most extravagant outfits. But just a block away, a group of pro-Palestinian protesters is causing quite a stir, nearly disrupting the entire event.

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Protesters and Police Face Off

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These protesters, shouting “Rafah! Gaza!”, were determined to make their presence known. Some were even planning to crash the gala. Others didn’t even know what was happening. Meanwhile, the New York police were out in full force, guiding the protesters through the Upper East Side and keeping fashion fans away from their favorite stars.

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Surprised Locals Look On

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Residents of the upscale neighborhood, including dog-walkers and doormen, watched the scene unfold with a mix of surprise and indifference. One doorman commented, “In the past five years, it’s gone nuts. Now they’re closing off the streets, and people are coming dressed up just to watch.”

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Starstruck Fans Gather

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Outside the Mark Hotel, where celebrities get ready for their grand entrance, fans gathered, hoping to catch a glimpse of stars like Zendaya, Beyoncé, and Blake Lively. One fan exclaimed, “Seeing the effort, the style, and the beauty of everything,” while another simply said, “The luxury!”

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A Mix of Art and Fashion

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Naya Purnsley, more into art than fashion, found the Met Gala a perfect blend of both worlds. She noticed many attendees sporting floral designs, observing the scene on her phone.

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Global Appeal

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Visitors from around the world, like Sara Vaquero from Spain, noted how the Met Gala’s popularity had soared globally. Amanda Aussieker, a New Yorker, showed up hoping to see a star in an outfit that was “inside out.” She said the gala’s theme, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” had a spiritual touch, prompting her to wear a robe and slippers over a gown.

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Behind the Scenes: Stylists at Work

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Inside the Carlyle, stylists were hard at work. One stylist had been preparing a male client for the gala for ten days straight. Another, who preferred to stay anonymous, mentioned that while luxury brands paid stylists well, celebrities often didn’t.

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Protests and Unions

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At Hunter College, about ten blocks away, protesters started their march. Paris, one of the supporters, doubted they’d get near the gala. “The NYPD won’t let them anywhere near the celebrities,” she said. Historically, protests at the Met Gala often get “destroyed.”

Earlier in the day, union workers from Condé Nast, the company behind Vogue, reached a tentative agreement for better pay and conditions, avoiding a planned protest at the gala. However, some union members still showed up to support the Model Alliance, which seeks better contracts for models and fashion workers.

Gala Drama

In recent years, the Met Gala has become known for its drama. This year’s lead sponsor, TikTok, faces a potential ban by the Biden administration. In 2022, as Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson walked the red carpet, news broke that the Supreme Court might overturn federal abortion rights.

The Red Carpet Show Goes On

Despite the chaos outside, the red carpet was a picture of serenity. Celebrities chatted about their looks and inspirations. Lana Del Rey arrived in an Alexander McQueen dress, resembling a wood nymph, while Zendaya wowed everyone with not one but two stunning outfits.

The Reality of Protests

Lieba Nesis, a society writer, bluntly stated that protesters had no chance of getting close to the gala. “The city makes millions from the publicity of the gala,” she said. “It puts New York on the map. This is the Academy Awards but bigger.”

So there you have it, the Met Gala – a night of glitz, glamour, and a touch of chaos, all playing out under the watchful eyes of the world.

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