The Met Gala was held on May 1, 2023 (1st Monday of May). This year the event was about paying tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld.
The spring 2023 exhibition theme title was ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.’ Keep reading to get to know more about the Met Gala.
Fashion’s Biggest Night Out: Met Gala
The Met Gala, also known as the Costume Institute Benefit or the Met Bal, is a well-known annual fundraising event to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute in New York City. The event is known for its celebrity attendees, who dress up according to a specific theme each year.
- The first Met Gala was held in 1948 and has since evolved into one of the most glamorous and exclusive events of the year
- The Met Gala is typically held on the first Monday in May and is organized by Vogue magazine’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour.
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- The guest list typically includes A-list celebrities, fashion designers, models, and socialites.
- In addition to fashion, the Met Gala also includes performances, speeches, and a dinner.
Met Gala Theme 2023: Where Fashion Meets Fantasy
This year, the Met Gala was tributed to Karl Lagerfeld, a legendary designer who sadly passed away on February 19, 2019.
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Here is why Karl Lagerfeld deserved this tribute:
Karl Lagerfeld: A True Master Of Style And Innovation
Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019) was a renowned German fashion designer and creative director who was best known for his work with luxury fashion brands Chanel and Fendi. He worked for these brands and his own namesake label as a creative director until his last breath. Lagerfeld was known for his distinctive personal style, including:
- Dark sunglasses
- Fingerless gloves
- High-collared shirts
He was also a prolific artist and photographer, with his work appearing in exhibitions and galleries around the world.
Here is a glimpse of the celebs who celebrated Karl Lagerfeld:
Celebrates Who Paid Tribute To Karl And His Life Journey In Their Own Way
Alia Bhat’s debut was as amazing as she was. She wore a white gown embedded with beautiful 100,000 pearls. This dress was inspired by supermodel Claudia Schiffer’s 1992 Chanel bridal look.
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Adut Akech is a South Sudanese-Australian model who floated onto the carpet in Manhattan wearing a spectacular tiered Carolina Herrera gown. This costume was her way to honor the man who transformed her career: Karl Lagerfeld.
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Jared Leto is known for his brilliant acting. He is set to start as Karl Lagerfeld in an upcoming Chanel biopic. Leto paid his tribute by presenting himself as Karl’s beloved cat Choupette.
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The replica of Choupette was not the only look he showed. He later changed his costume and wore a Karl Lagerfeld outfit composed of a dazzled cape, semi-sheer blouse, black trousers, and a pleated skirt.
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To pay heartwarming tribute, Doja Cat went to another level. She wore a beautiful hooded, backless Oscar de la Renta gown with pretty cat ears, silver sequins, and a mermaid silhouette extending a white feathered train. She completed her look with face-altering prosthetics and claws.
Well-known YouTuber Emma Chamberlain paid her respects to Karl by picking a Miu Miu skirt suit in the perfect shade of ‘Choupette blue.’ Choupette blue was a hue created by Karl to match the eyes of Choupette (Karl’s beloved cat).
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Naomi Campbell is a famous supermodel who worked with Karl for a long time. She decided to wear a beautiful satin gown of vintage Chanel’s spring/summer 2010 couture collection.
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To tribute to Karl, Dua Lipa chose to wear a white tweed gown that was first worn by Claudia Schiffer on the couture catwalk in 1992. Her look was simple yet beautiful. She completed her look with no makeup look.
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Supermodel Gisele Bundchen decided to wear a Chanel bridal gown from the spring/summer 2007 couture catwalk. She looked stunning in this beautiful gown with a feather trail.
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Kristen Stewart paid her tribute to Karl by completing her vintage look from Karl’s Cruise 2016 collection, which showed in Cuba.