Zendaya channels high-fashion hummingbird on Met Gala 2024 red carpet

Zendaya is adding a new feather to her cap as Met Gala co-host — and doing so in feather-adorned haute couture.

After skipping the event for the fourth time in a row last year, the “Euphoria” actress returned to the star-studded ball’s red carpet on Monday in a lamé and organza Maison Margiela gown featuring hand-painted metallic accents, tiny hummingbirds and a satin corset.

She styled her hair in a tousled up-do and accessorized with a feathered plume-like veil, playing perfectly into the 2024 “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” theme and “garden of time” dress code for the night.

For a dramatic finishing touch, she completed the look with dark eyeshadow and a crimson pout created with makeup from beauty icon Pat McGrath — who created a similar viral look for a recent Margiela runway.

Zendaya stunned in Maison Margiela at the 2024 Met Gala. Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
She completed the look with Pat McGrath makeup. Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Maison Margiela creative director John Galliano created the haute couture look. Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

The 27-year-old serves as one of four co-chairs for this year’s fashion-filled fête, alongside Jennifer Lopez, Chris Hemsworth and Bad Bunny who came dressed in Schiaparelli Haute Couture, Tom Ford and Maison Margiela, respectively.

She followed in the latter star’s footsteps (or should we say hoove-steps?) as both selected Maison Margiela outfits and Tabi footwear for the big night.

Zendaya was once again dressed by her stylist, Law Roach, who announced in 2023 that he was “retiring” from the industry; he later clarified that he would continue to work with Zendaya, his longest-running and dearest client.

The fashion fixture told the New York Times on Thursday — less than a week before the big night — that the star’s dress wasn’t “even made” yet and would be fitted the Saturday before the gala.

The look included several nods to nature and the “Garden of Time” theme. Getty Images
She topped off the look with a custom feather-adorned veil. AFP via Getty Images

The actress didn’t walk the Met carpet with boyfriend Tom Holland, who has never attended fashion’s biggest night but has been by her side — and the topic of conversation — as she’s promoted her latest movie, “Challengers.”

The low-key couple met in 2016 while filming “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” but kept their relationship private for years. Page Six broke the news in July 2021 that the co-stars were dating after they were spotted making out in a car.

It’s been a busy few months for Zendaya, who took hardly any time off between her futuristic fashion-filled “Dune” press tour and promo duties for “Challengers,” in which she plays a tennis player-turned-coach caught in a love triangle.

Tonight marks her first Met Gala in four years. Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
She finished the look with custom-made Tabi pumps by Christian Louboutin for Maison Margiela. Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

She celebrated the Luca Guadagnino-directed film with a monthlong parade of tennis-inspired attire, including a green Loewe gown featuring a tennis-player graphic.

Other highlights included surreal Loewe pumps that punctured real tennis balls, a Thom Browne-designed take on Wimbledon whites and a re-creation of Venus and Serena Williams’ black-and-white Carolina Herrera gown and beaded braids from a 1998 Vogue shoot.

She also got in the spirit of the “Garden of Time” early, attending Anna Wintour’s pre-Met Gala dinner on Sunday in a sheer vintage Dior Couture dress embellished with tiny flowers — perhaps teasing tonight’s major moment.

Now, her nature-themed look is finally in full bloom.