What is the met gala?
The Met Gala is an annual fundraising event for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. The met gala is considered like one of the biggest fashion events of the year. Each year, the event is centered around a specific theme that serves as the inspiration for the dress code and the accompanying exhibition at the museum. This year, the dress code was « In honnor for Karl ».
Who were Karl Lagarfeld?
Karl Lagerfeld was a German fashion designer who began his career in fashion at the age of 17, working for Pierre Balmain in Paris. He later worked for other fashion houses such as Jean Patou and Chloe before being hired as the creative director of Chanel in 1983. At Chanel, Lagerfeld was known for his innovative designs, which helped to revitalize the brand.
5 outfit stories :
On Monday, Nicole Kidman walked the steps of the 2023 Met Gala wearing a magnificent powdery pink dress adorned with pink and white feathers and beads. The dress was designed by Karl Lagerfeld himself. You may recognize this dress because it's the one Nicole Kidman wore in her commercial for Chanel N°5 perfume.
This year, singer Dua Lipa was co-chair alongside tennis player Roger Federer and actresses Penelope Cruz and Michaela Coel. Dua Lipa is wearing a beautiful Chanel dress that was previously worn by supermodel Claudia Schiffer in 1992 from the house's haute couture fall-winter collection. She accessorized her look with Tiffany & Co's new legendary diamond necklace and became the first star to wear it.
Kim Kardashian wanted to pay tribute to Karl Lagerfeld and his famous pearl necklace by being covered in pearls from head to toe.
This year, Alton Mason chose to wear a bodysuit with a bride look and a long veil in honor of Alek Wek, the first black woman to walk as a bride at the end of one of Karl Lagerfeld's fashion shows, inspired by the dress she wore.
After several hours of waiting, superstar Rihanna revealed her stunning white dress, accompanied by Azap Rocky. For her first look, Rihanna wore a hooded puffer jacket over her dress, with a pair of black sunglasses that she accessorized with false eyelashes. The jacket was mainly made of white camellias, which were Coco Chanel's favorite flowers. She later dropped the jacket to reveal the top of her dress and her baby bump. Rihanna closed the show with her bridal look to honor the models who closed Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel fashion shows wearing a wedding dress.