There are many firsts in life that a girl never forgets: your first pair of heels, first love, first best friend, and for those who are lucky…your first Met Gala.

For Gracie Abrams, the first Monday of May in 2024 will always hold a special place in her heart, as it happened to be the first time the singer-songwriter attended The Met’s highly anticipated annual gala. The fundraiser, which is aimed to benefit the Costume Institute at the museum, brought out some of the world’s biggest celebrities to join in on the festivities, reestablishing the evening as “Fashion’s Superbowl”

To help commemorate the evening, the songstress wore look 48 from CHANEL’s Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2024 collection, which consisted of a top in black silk crepe with crystal daisy plumetis embroidered paired with a stunning petticoated skirt in pale pink silk tulle, topped off with the most adorable satin bows which took an estimated 930 hours and around 19,810 embroidered elements for the completion of the look. The finishing touch? Special CHANEL High Jewelry pieces such as the  “Broadway” earrings in 18K white gold and diamonds, “Zina” ring in 18K white gold and diamonds, “Emilienne” ring in 18K white gold and diamonds  “Ruban” ring in 18K white gold and diamonds.

Right before she hit the famed Met Gala steps, the 24-year-old musician chatted with V about her latest musical chapter, which includes the recent release of her newest single, “RISK.”

V Magazine: What’s the story behind your new single “RISK”?

Gracie Abrams: “RISK” is about falling for someone you don’t actually even know yet… projections, assumptions, manic spirals…knowing better, and falling regardless.

V: Why did you think this track was the perfect first single to give to your listeners ahead of the album launch in June?

GA: This was the first song we wrote for the album and it immediately felt right. It’s the first chapter, really. An introduction to the mindset I was in while writing the first chunk of the album. 

V: What would you say has been the biggest lesson you learned about yourself while making this new album?

GA: I learned that it’s often way more rewarding to process unrequited love out loud with your friends instead of hiding away and writing in complete isolation. Friends make it easier to laugh at yourself which it turns out is crucial when facing unrequited love. And when facing your 20s.

Discover More