Anna Wintour Gave A Cryptic Response When Asked About Taylor Swift’s Attendance At The Met Gala

You’d better check on your Swiftie mate because the Met Gala 2024 red carpet is done and dusted and whataya know? No Taylor Swift.

Previously, there had been muddled whispers and rumours circulating online about whether or not mother has received a sweet invite to fashion’s night of nights.

Well, she obviously received an invite (she’s Taylor fucking Swift), but the intrigue was over whether or not she’d be attending.

Taylor Swift Met Gala 2024

Was Taylor Swift at the Met Gala 2024?

Nope, she was not!

Fans eagerly anticipated Swift’s arrival but alas, she was a no show.

Earlier this week, Swifties everywhere roared with excitement after Page Six reported that their leader would be attending the Met Gala with her NFL star boo Travis Kelce.

The article, which was titled ‘Taylor Swift will attend Vogue’s Met Gala, but it’s unclear if Travis Kelce will join her on red carpet: sources’, quoted an unknown insider who claimed to have knowledge of the sitch.

“Our source tells us that Swift will indeed be attending the lavish event,” the report read, adding that “there is no word yet on whether Kelce will accompany her.”

It came after TMZ reported that both Swift and Kelce had received invites to the event which is obvs, but we were still unclear on whether or not they’d be going.

Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift on a football field

I’m DYING to see these two love birds make their red carpet debut!!!!! (Credit: Getty)

Why didn’t Taylor Swift attend the Met Gala 2024?

Shortly after the aforementioned stories went live, PEOPLE shut down the rumours by reporting that Taylor will not be attending the Met Gala 2024.

The publication reported that Tay Tay will be “sitting out fashion’s biggest night.”

“Instead, she’ll be focusing on rehearsals and tour prep ahead of her Eras Tour dates picking back up on May 9 in Paris before travelling all over Europe during the spring and summer.”

It added that attending the Met Gala “would have been a tight squeeze ahead of the tour for Swift.” Fair!

Although, as we gleaned from the 31 songs she just dropped on The Tortured Poets Department, the woman does not sleep.

As a general rule, PEOPLE tend to know their shit more so than the goss pages so we’re taking PEOPLE’s word on this one.

And sadly, Taylor Swift was not in attendance at this year’s Met Gala.

Jesus (and every Swiftie) wept.

What has Anna Wintour said about Taylor Swift?

Today host Jenna Bush Hager interviewed Anna Wintour and later told her co-hosts that she asked the Met Gala’s evil overlord about Tay.

She recounted asking Anna if Taylor would be attending and she said: “I hope she comes and enjoys the exhibit.”

Anna Wintour at the Met Gala
Anna Wintour attends the Met Gala 2024. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

“So that could be yes, that could be no, which is what the reports are sort of saying,” Jenna added.


Has she ever been?

She sure as Swift has!

She’s actually been to the Met Gala six times in the past and has repped a slew of designers including Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta, J. Mendel and Badgley Mischka.

Her first appearance was way back in 2008 during her Fearless era. Yep, she’s been on Anna Wintour‘s radar from the very beginning!

And her last appearance was in 2016 when she wore that iconique Louis Vuitton snakeskin-look for ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’.

This was during her Reputation era so it teamed with the theme quite nicely.

Taylor Swift Met Gala
Hiss hiss, binch. (Credit: Getty)

Here’s another snap from her 2011 Met Gala appearance. The theme that year was in honour of the late Alexander McQueen who passed away the year prior, called ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’.

To honour the late design juggernaut, she wore a gorg J. Mendel gown:

Taylor Swift at the Met Gala

Taylor Swift at the 2011 Met Gala. (Credit: Getty)

It really is a shame that she didn’t attend the Met Gala 2024 because this year’s theme ‘Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion’ would’ve been PERF for Taylor, right? It’s giving ~enchanted~.

Meanwhile, have a peek at who did and didn’t attend the Met Gala 2024, the red carpet looks and how to watch it in Australia.