May 7, 2024 - Culture

Angel Reese, former LSU star, makes her Met Gala debut

Photo shows Angel Reese at the Met Gala.

Angel Reese attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2024, in New York City. Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Two Louisianans and an honorary third one walked the green carpet Monday night at the Met Gala in New York City.

Why it matters: The prestigious fashion gathering is a who's who of celebrities, artists, athletes and stars.

The big picture: Former LSU basketball star Angel Reese was a surprise, making her debut appearance.

  • She told WWD it was also her 22nd birthday too.
  • She wore a custom dress by British label 16Arlington, WWD reports, with a plunging neckline, feathered skirt and a lace train.

Meanwhile, New Orleanian Jon Batiste graced the green carpet with his impeccable style and Cartier jewels, according to Rain Magazine.

  • Vanity Fair included him in its list of best dressed celebs of the evening.
  • Baton Rouge native Odell Beckham Jr. also made Vanity Fair's best dressed list wearing a suit embroidered with birds, branches and flowers.

Bad Bunny and Nicki Minaj wowed in their 'fits too.

  • Bad Bunny is in New Orleans tonight for his show at the Smoothie King Center, and Nicki Minaj will be there Wednesday for her rescheduled tour date.
  • Serena Williams, who got married in New Orleans, also stunned in a gold gown at the event.

Zoom in: This year's Met Gala theme was "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion."

Here are a few photos from the evening.

Photo shows Angel Reese at the Met Gala.
Angel Reese attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2024, in New York City. Photo: Cindy Ord/MG24/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Photo shows the detail on Angel Reese's dress.
Angel Reese attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2024, in New York City. Photo: Marleen Moise/Getty Images
Photo shows Jon Batiste at the Met Gala.
Jon Batiste attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2024, in New York City. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
Photo shows Jon Batiste at the Met Gala.
Jon Batiste attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2024, in New York City. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
Photo shows Jon Batiste's watch at the Met Gala.
Jon Batiste attends the 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2024 ,in New York City. Photo:Marleen Moise/Getty Images
Photo shows Jon Batiste at the Met Gala.
Jon Batiste at the 2024 Met Gala: "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2024, in New York City. Photo: Lexie Moreland/WWD via Getty Images
Photo shows Odell Beckham Jr. at the Met Gala.
Odell Beckham Jr. attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2024, in New York City. Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images
Photo shows Odell Beckham Jr. at the Met Gala.
Odell Beckham Jr. at the 2024 Met Gala: "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2024, in New York City. Photo: Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images
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