The Met Gala — the glamorous party and fashion event that raises money for New York’s iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art — takes place on the first Monday night in May in New York City.
This year’s event coincides with the debut of a new exhibition at the museum’s Costume Institute, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.” Lagerfeld was the creative director of both Fendi and Chanel (from 1965 to 1983, respectively, till his death in 2019), as well as his own eponymous line.
Tickets, which were only accessible by invitation, cost $50,000 each, with tables starting at $300,000.
This year’s guests have been requested to dress “in honor of Karl”: a broad mandate, given that Lagerfeld has created for Chloé, Balmain, and Patou throughout the years.
This year’s hosts include actress Penélope Cruz, a Chanel ambassador since 2018, actress Michaela Coel, tennis player Roger Federer, singer Dua Lipa, and Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue and worldwide fashion icon.
The late designer specialized in elegant and refined womenswear. Suit coats and glitzy ball gowns, for example, were fashion classics.
He drew inspiration from renowned women’s fashion, such as First Lady Jackie Kennedy and French singer Vanessa Paradis, and transformed his vision board into the collections we see today.
We list Best Met Gala Red Carpet Looks in 2023
Maude Apatow in Chloé
Rihanna in Valentino and Bulgari Jewelry
Doja Cat in custom Oscar De La Renta
Kristen Stewart in Chanel
Jared Leto in Karl Lagerfeld
Sydney Sweeney in Miu Miu and Bucherer Jewelry
Yara Shahidi in Jean Paul Gaultier
Viola Davis in Valentino and Boucheron jewelry
Kylie Jenner in Haider Ackermann for Jean Paul Gaultier
Gigi Hadid in custom Givenchy
Florence Pugh in Valentino
Cardi B in Chenpeng Studio
Allison Williams in Patou
Jennie in vintage Chanel
Billie Eilish in custom Simone Rocha
Priyanka Chopra Jonas in Valentino and Bulgari Jewelry and Nick Jonas in Valentino
Jennifer Lopez in custom Ralph Lauren
Cara Delevingne in Karl Lagerfeld and Chrome Hearts Jewelry
Aubrey Plaza in Stella McCartney
Suki Waterhouse in Fendi
Robert Pattinson in Dior Men by Kim Jones
Margot Robbie in custom Chanel
Lily Collins in Vera Wang
Amber Valletta in Karl Lagerfeld
Yung Miami in Act N°1 by Luca Lin
Alexandra Daddario in Dior Haute Couture and Boucheron jewelry
Daisy Edgar-Jones in Gucci and Bucherer Jewelry
Kim Kardashian in custom Schiaparelli.
Anne Hathaway in Atelier Versace and Bulgari Jewelry
Paris Hilton in custom Marc Jacobs and Swarovski Jewelry
A$AP Rocky in Gucci and Boucheron jewelry
Donatella Versace in Custom Versace
Maya Hawke in Prada
Salma Hayek in Gucci
Jenna Ortega in Thom Browne
Ivy Getty in Maison Margiela Artisanal designed by John Galliano
Kaitlyn Dever in Michael Kors Collection and De Beers Jewelry
Kendall Jenner in custom Marc Jacobs
Devon Aoki in Moschino and Gismondi jewelry