Last night, Doja Cat, Guram Gvasalia, Serena Williams, Janelle Monae, Teyana Taylor, & Rita Ora hosted THE AFTER 2024, Richie Akiva’s 10th annual Met Gala after-party production presented by Ray-Ban. 

The star-studded affair kicked off at Casa Cipriani which was transformed into a vision of midnight in the garden of good and evil. Met Gala guests including Lana Del Rey, SZA, Lizzo, Jaden Smith, Sam Smith, FKA Twigs, Odell Beckam, Joan Smalls, Evan Mock, Camilla Cabello arrived in their “The Garden of Time” party couture. There was no shortage of celebrities including Ray-Ban President Leonardo Maria Del Vecchio and fiancé, model and actress Jessica Serfaty, Emily Ratajkowski, Ivy Getty, Gabrielle Union, Lewis Hamilton, Winnie Harlow, Jodie Turner-Smith, Dwayne Wade, Dove Cameron, and more. Guests took turns taking selfies on the stunning floralscape step and repeat as they tried on the Ray-Ban Reverse sunglasses etched with “The After” on the lenses.  

As groups celebrated at their tables, Kaytranada, Hank, Zack Bia, DJ Tunez and Uncle Waffles DJ’d as guests like Lil Nas X, Baz Luhrmann, Cynthia Erivo, Lena Waithe and Moses Sumney were spotted on the dance floor. Top models who attended the gala including Precious Lee, Adut Akech, Imaan Hammam, Alton Mason, Aweng Ade-Chuol, Irina Shayk, Vittoria Ceretti, Julez Smith, and Richie Shazam arrived in their after party looks.  

Ray-Ban provided their newest Ray-Ban Reverse sunglasses which launched just last year, a cutting-edge inverted lens design shifting from a traditional convex lens to a concave lens. Guests including Rickey Thompson, Eli Brown, Amelia Gray, and Corey Gamble were seen trying on the glasses and picking up pairs to wear home. Designers and stylists including Christian Cowan, Laquan Smith, Brianna Lance, Kim Shui, and Catherine Martin enjoyed the decked-out photobooth. Other guests included Dixie D’Amelio, Rowan Blanchard, Justine Skye, Hailey Khalil, Ming Lee Simmons, Rich The Kid and D-Nice, Lily Chee, Lauren Wolfe, Monet McMichael, Lou Phelps, Steve Wonder’s son Kailand Morris, NBA players Ben Simmons, and Kyle Kuzuma, Kesh, Parker Kit Hill, Clermont Twins, and more. As the unforgettable night came to a close the crowd spilled out all wearing Ray-Ban sunglasses as the sun rose.  

About Ray-Ban Reverse:

Launched in 2023, Ray-Ban created a cutting-edge inverted lens design shifting from a traditional convex lens to a concave lens. Most recently the disruptive design added new colorways and joined forces with  Lenny Kravtiz in a celebration of defying convention. The Ray-Ban x Lenny Kravitz capsule collection merges the brand’s most iconic shapes with Kravitz’s legendary persona in two special SKUs, + one limited-edition.  The Ray-Ban Reverse collection was crafted with consideration for our planet by utilizing a palette of alternative materials such as: bio-nylon lenses 1 with a 41% bio-based carbon content, bio-acetate frames with a 67% bio-based carbon content and 100% recycled polyester cleansing cloth, and packaging. Finished with a high-performance anti-glare treatment, the lens is primed to reduce up to 70% of the reflections at wavelengths at which the eye is most sensitive.  All Ray-Ban Reverse Collections including the Ray-Ban X Lenny Kravitz capsule collection can be purchased at all Ray-Ban Stores and and will be available throughout all owned and operated EssilorLuxottica wholesale channels.

Ray-Ban Reverse designs are available for eyecare professionals at