It was a chic red carpet that Karl himself would have surely approved of.
Is this the Met Gala 2023 red carpet or the swankiest wedding we’ve ever seen?
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This year’s evening, co-chaired by Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel, Roger Federer, and Dua Lipa, celebrates The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s latest exhibition, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.” Inspired by the late-great designer’s work with Chanel, Fendi, Chloé and more, the dress code was to pay tribute to his legacy in the only way Lagerfeld would want: through fashion.
As predicted, there was a sea of tweed, black and white, and vintage but no one could’ve been prepared for this many Chanel brides. Famously, Lagerfeld started the tradition of closing Chanel shows with a euphoric white bridal look in 1984. Since then, it’s become a mainstay and one of his definitive legacies. And today on the Met Gala 2023 red carpet, many celebs took note. Co-chair Dua Lipa looked effortlessly elegant in vintage Chanel tweed ballgown, famously worn by Claudia Schiffer in 1992. Gisele proved she never needs a plus one and looked fabulous is another Chanel throwback from 2007. And Nicole Kidman Kidman re-wore her dress from her Chanel No. 5 commercial directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Another major highlight was seeing how other designers interpreted the late-great icon’s signature style. Emily Ratajkowski looked Lagerfeld-approved in a light beige Tory Burch dress. Emma Chamberlain’s Miu Miu ensemble was an ode to his love of suits. And Maya Hawke looked cozy in feather couture by Prada.
Scroll through the Met Gala 2023 red carpet gallery for the most memorable appearances.