- The Met Gala 2023 paid tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld, with celebrities and designers showcasing monochrome looks, dramatic trains, and creative costumes inspired by his work at Chanel.
- Dua Lipa, Michaela Coel, and Anna Wintour were among the early arrivals, with Jared Leto, Lil Nas X, and Doja Cat paying tribute to Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette.
- Rihanna and A$AP Rocky shut down the red carpet with their stunning looks, with Rihanna’s white bridal Valentino look and Rocky’s tartan kilt nodding to Lagerfeld’s personal style.
The fashion world came together on Monday for one of the biggest nights of the year: the Met Gala 2023. This year’s theme paid homage to the late Karl Lagerfeld, the legendary fashion designer who passed away in 2019. Celebrities, designers, and models all gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to honour Lagerfeld’s iconic contributions to the industry.
Dua Lipa turned heads with her ethereal corset archive AW92 Couture Chanel dress, featuring a never-before-seen 100-carat Tiffany diamond necklace.
Michaela Coel sparkled in Schiaparelli, while Anna Wintour arrived in a stunning embellished Chanel dress coat from the SS23 couture collection. Jared Leto, Lil Nas X, and Doja Cat all paid tribute to Lagerfeld’s beloved cat, Choupette, with creative costumes and makeup.
Other celebrities stuck to monochrome looks, with Kendall Jenner donning a sequinned Marc Jacobs bodysuit, Gigi Hadid and Billie Eilish wearing goth girl black sheer dresses by Givenchy and Simone Rocha, respectively.
Cardi B, Jenna Ortega, and Janelle Monáe all rocked ballooned silhouette frocks by Thom Browne. Kim Kardashian shone in a corset Schiaparelli look dripping with pearls, and Lizzo wore a black Chanel dress and pearl harness before slipping into a mirrored Fendi coat for her performance.
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The Queen of the Met Gala 2023, Rihanna, shut down the red carpet with her beau, A$AP Rocky. Rihanna arrived late, but made a grand entrance in a white bridal Valentino look, complete with a cape of 30 giant camellias and a huge train.
Rocky paid tribute to Lagerfeld’s personal look with a tartan kilt, embellished jeans, tie, and blazer, referencing Lagerfeld’s bow during the SS05 show.
Met Gala 2023 FAQs
Who was the inspiration for this year’s Met Gala theme?
The theme for the 2023 Met Gala was inspired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new spring exhibition, Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty. Lagerfeld was a legendary fashion designer who famously re-invented the house of Chanel, and this year’s attendees paid tribute to him by incorporating his signature styles into their outfits.
What were some of the standout looks from the red carpet?
There were many standout looks at the Met Gala 2023, but some of the most memorable included Dua Lipa’s ethereal corset Chanel dress, Jared Leto’s full fuzzy cat costume, and Kim Kardashian’s corset Schiaparelli look dripping with pearls. Other notable looks included Gigi Hadid and Billie Eilish’s goth girl black sheer dresses, and Cardi B, Jenna Ortega, and Janelle Monáe’s ballooned silhouette frocks.
Who hosted the Met Gala 2023?
The hosts for the 2023 Met Gala were not announced as of yet, but in previous years, the event has been hosted by celebrities such as Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Donatella Versace.
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