Which big names stole the show at the 2023 Met Gala? Learn all there is to know about the latest edition of the high-profile event.
Last night, on Monday, the 2023 Met Gala took place. This year’s Costume Institute exhibition, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” celebrates the full work and life of Karl Lagerfeld, so the dress code was, fittingly, “in honor of Karl.” As Lagerfeld designed for many houses—including his eponymous brand, Patou, Balmain, Chloé, Fendi, and Chanel—attendees had no shortage of inspiration. Below, you will find everything you need to know about the 2023 Met Gala.
The Met Gala is a charity event that is considered a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It has traditionally been timed to mark the opening of its annual fashion exhibition. Year after year, the event raises eight-figure sums. The Met Gala takes place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on the first Monday in May each year. Guests attending the Met Gala typically stay in hotels nearby, congregating at a few celebrity-favorite spots.
The 2023 Met Gala took place on Monday, May 1 in New York City. It celebrated the opening of the Costume Institute exhibition “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.” On January 18, Vogue announced that its 2023 hosts would be Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour.
Which big names stole the show at the 2023 Met Gala and what did they wear?
A number of guests chose to pay tribute to the designer by delving into the archives and wearing one of his own creations.
Nicole Kidman, Naomi Campbell, Dua Lipa and Gisele Bundchen were among those to wear vintage Chanel, while Vanessa Kirby opted for vintage Chloé. Others chose to work with the fashion houses that Lagerfeld was closely associated with; Margot Robbie were custom Chanel, Allison Williams wore a dress by Patou, Kate Moss wore Fendi, and Cara Delevingne wore a design by Karl Lagerfeld Couture.
Other high-profile names such as Rihanna, Lizzo, Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid, Selena Gomez, Ice Spice, Kendall Jenner, A$AP Rocky, Bad Bunny, Jenna Ortega and many more also attended the event.