The 2023 Met Gala honored the phenomenal legacy of the late designer Karl Lagerfeld, so it’s no surprise that many of the night’s A-list attendees chose to pay homage to his work with their own ensembles.
This year's Met Gala were co-chaired by Anna Wintour, Dua Lipa, Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, and Roger Federer. The $50,000 ticket price will benefit the Met Costume Institute and its collection of more than thirty-three thousand objects that represents seven centuries of fashionable dress and accessories for men, women, and children, from the fifteenth century to the present.
The best dressed of the bunch were those who found distinct ways to honor a signature Lagerfeld look—whether that be his collections’ recurring use of pearls, bows, and tweeds, or Karl’s own personal style itself through sleek ties, crisp shirts, and blazers.
From vintage designs by Karl himself to perfect tributes from rival fashion houses, there was much to enjoy at this year's fashion Oscars
The 2023 Met Gala took place on the first Monday of May. It was a red carpet filled with monochromatic looks – black and white ruled – while we also enjoyed lots of references to the Camellia, plenty of pearls, a touch of tweed, and thousands upon thousands of crystal embellishments.
Here are the chosen Top 10 favourite looks from the 2023 Met Gala from Harper's Bazaar...
It was the perfect night to wear a little vintage Chanel, and Naomi Campbell – among many other Nineties supermodels – nodded to Karl Lagerfeld by stepping out in one of his own creations. She chose a pink satin gown with bejewelled details from Chanel's spring/summer 2010 couture collection which was chic and elegant.
Actress Lily Collins wore a striking dress made up of a white bodice and flowing black skirt, complete with the word 'Karl' sewn onto the train. It's Vera Wang's take on Karl's designs.
Rihanna is always one of the best dressed Met Gala guests and she did not disappoint for 2023. The singer chose a dramatic white ballgown from Valentino, which was complete with a floral headpiece which nodded to the iconic Chanel flower, the Camellia.
It was a big night for Michaela Coel, who was serving as one of the hosts for the evening, meaning she needed to knock it out of the park with her red-carpet look, something she definitely achieved. The actress and director wore a bejewelled creation by Schiaparelli for the evening, which featured 130,000 crystals.
Anok Yai and designer Prabal Gurung delivered one of our favourite looks on the night, playing with crystals, tulle and the most striking silhouette. She teamed her mini dress with statement sunglasses and sheer elbow-length opera gloves.
The Met Gala isn't just about looking good – it is also about telling a story with your ensemble, and Nicole Kidman may just have had the best tale of the night. The actress wore the Chanel couture gown that she had first worn in 2004 when she starred in that iconic Chanel No. 5 fragrance advert directed by Baz Luhrmann.
It is always great to see fashion houses pay tribute to one another and this particular theme gave us plenty of that. One of our favourite takes on this was Anne Hathaway's ensemble, which was the perfect mishmash of Versace and Chanel. The actress wore a floor-length, monochrome, tweed gown, complete with Versace safety pins holding it all together.
Lily Aldridge never fails to deliver chic and effortless. Her 2023 Met Gala look was just that as the designers behind Oscar de la Renta put their spin on Karl Lagerfled's designs. The black gown featured a pink train and dramatic bows on the shoulder.
There were plenty of monochromatic looks on this Met Gala red carpet, and one of the favourites was actress Camilla Morrone's beautiful Rodarte gown. The dress was made of black velvet and white lace, and featured a dramatic train and cape detail. It perfectly nodding to Lagerfeld's aesthetic, but in a very Rodarte way.
Allison Williams nodded to some of Karl's earliest days, choosing to wear a design by Patou. The bright orange satin dress was all drama and elegance; it featured a huge bow on the shoulder, a statement belt, and she paired it with black opera gloves and a matching hairband.
The best-dressed men of the night, brought bold and on-theme style statements into the mix...
Jeremy Pope’s extra-long Balmain cape and train extended down the carpet to reveal a larger-than-life image of Lagerfeld on it.
Model-actor Alton Mason also showed up in Karl Lagerfeld as one of the designer’s iconic Chanel brides—well, his own distinctive take on one.
Jordan Roth also turned himself into a human fan wearing a custom look by Schiaparelli; The fan silhouette was an ode to Lagerfeld’s signature accessory.
The Last of Us star Pedro Pascal, showed up to this year’s gala in Valentino's structured red jacket, black shorts paired with laced-up boots and high socks.
Marvel actor Simu Lui in Donatella Versace's take on Karl Lagerfeld's signature look: black suit over white short with leather black gloves.
And Bad Bunny who wore an eight-meter (26-foot) flower train paired with a pristine white suit, which featured a backless blazer, all crafted by designer Simon Porte Jacquemus.
Other celebrities like Jared Leto, Doja Cat, Lil Nas X and Chloe Fineman paid tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld and his beloved cat Chopette at the Met Gala.
Other celebrities who likewise rocked their looks at the 2023 Met Gala were Gisele Bundchen, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Viola Davis, Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Cara Delevingne, Jackson Wang, Quinta Brunson, Amanda Seyfried, Mary J. Blige, Janelle Monae, Michelle Yeoh, Olivia Wilde, Rita Ora, Sydney Sweeney, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Maya Hawke, Emily Ratajkowski, Penelope Cruz, Olivia Wilde, Jenna Ortega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cardi B, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Kristen Stewart, Rachel Brosnahan, Kerry Washington, Usher, Robert Pattinson, and Halle Bailey.
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