Gigi Hadid Met Gala
Gigi Hadid at the 2024 Met Gala celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion." Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Trust supermodel Gigi Hadid to nail the 2024 Met Gala "The Garden of Time" theme and land on the best-dressed list in our opinion— wearing a custom Tom Browne dress that took a team of 70 people and 13,500 hours to make. A true work of art, the dress take its rightful place in Browne's permanent archive after the Met Gala.

Sporting a short wavy blonde retro Hollywood bob, Hadid who is dating actor Bradley Cooper was a green garden carpet stand out in the white off-the-shoulder-corseted dress adorned with thorn appliqués, and a garden of yellow roses. It took a team of 40 to embroider the voluminous cascading skirt and a team of 20 who spent 5,000 hours hand-embroidering 2.8 million micro bugle beads onto the dress.

Gigi Hadid in Custom Tom Browne at the Meta Gala 2024

Gigi Hadid at the Met Gala 2024 wearing Tom Browne
Gigi Hadid nailed the Met Gala 2024 "Garden of Time" theme. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images

Said Browne of Hadid in the incredible dress. "It's always a privilege to watch Gigi come to life. She is a true talent that shines at whatever she does. I wanted her look to embody the fragility and immense work that you see in Andrew [Bolton]'s exhibit, blooming on the carpet."

Speaking with Vogue as she ascended the carpet Hadid did a shout out to Browne's team."Just one rose on my outfit in itself is a work of art, and the amount of hours and people's work that went into this dress is just incredible. It's an honor for me to be able to present this for them. I'm very proud of their work."

To finish Hadid's look her stylist, Mimi Cuttrell, took inspiration from garden statues. "We focused on statues and structured stone columns in a garden with vines and floral details for Gigi's look, and I was so inspired through references of ancient Italian gardens. I love how the light reflects beautiful yellow tones against the stone which inspired the direction of yellow jewelry to accompany her look, " she said.

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