Met Gala: Stars walk the red carpet
The 2023 Met Gala has come to a close.
This year’s Met Gala theme was “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”, which aimed to “examine the life” of the late designer’s fashion legacy. In line with the theme, guests were informed that the “most authentic approach” for the Met Gala 2023 dress code would be “to wear an archival look from one of the labels Lagerfeld led”.
Kim Kardashian, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Campbell, and Jennifer Lopez all walked the red carpet in line with the theme, while some stars took more creative liberties in their Met Gala looks. Doja Cat and Jared Leto, for example, arrived dressed as Lagerfeld’s beloved cat, Choupette.
The decision to feature Lagerfeld as this year’s theme has raised eyebrows, with many highlighting the controversial remarks the late designer made during his lifetime. Ahead of the annual fashion event, models protested the Met Gala theme, while a cockroach spotted on the red carpet turned out to be a viral hit.
In addition to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, the four co-chairs of this year’s event included pop star Dua Lipa, actor Michaela Coel, actor Penélope Cruz, and tennis legend Roger Federer.
Rihanna shares pregnancy update on Met Gala red carpet after arriving late with A$AP Rocky
Rihanna finally arrived at the 2023 Met Gala on Monday night after much delay.
The singer walked the red carpet with boyfriend A$AP Rocky just moments after Vogue ended its livestream of the event. Rihanna opted for a white floral gown by Valentino, which showed off her growing baby bump.
Despite her delayed arrival, Rihanna took the opportunity to give an update on her second pregnancy, telling E! News that it’s “so different” from the first.
“Just everything. All of … no cravings, tons of nausea, everything is different,” Rihanna said, before adding: “But, I’m enjoying it. I’m enjoying it. I feel good, I feel energetic.”
The singer was then asked about the couple’s firstborn, who they welcomed in May 2022. “I’m in love. I’m obsessed,” Rihanna said of her and Rocky’s son. “And I don’t even feel guilty about it.”
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 09:00
The Met Gala red carpet abruptly ends
The Met Gala red carpet livestream came to a sudden end on Monday evening, after attempts by the hosts to keep the show going despite a clearly empty red carpet.
After many celebrities and fashion influencers posed for pictures on the Met Gala red carpet, they headed inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the festivities to behind. However, they left behind what many called an “empty” red carpet.
The pacing of the event appeared to pose an issue for Vogue, with the hosts of the livestream promising viewers more arrivals before ultimately ending the show at 9.22pm.
Chelsea Ritschel has more on the awkward ending.
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 08:30
The Met Gala has seen its fair share of controversies in the past, and this year is no different.
While the 2023 Met Gala theme – “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” – received much backlash after it was announced last September, the annual fashion event has previously sparked debate over its choice of theme.
From “China: Through the Looking Glass” in 2015 to “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination” in 2018, the Met Gala has encouraged guests – and viewers – to push the boundaries of fashion.
Here’s a look back at some of the most controversial Met Gala themes.
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 08:00
What happens inside the exclusive Met Gala?
While the Met Gala red carpet has ended, many attendees are still partying until the early morning.
Following the red carpet livestream, which abruptly ended this year after no sign of Rihanna, the guests make their way inside The Met museum.
However, what happens after is shrouded in mystery, as it has never been revealed what exactly occurs inside during the invite-only party.
From a cocktail hour to a sit-down dinner and musical performance, this is what we know about what goes on inside the Met Gala.
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 07:30
Lizzo reveals the worst parts of the Met Gala
A resurfaced clip of Lizzo, in which she shared some of the reasons why she didn’t enjoy last year’s Met Gala, has gone viral online.
The clip was taken from Lizzo’s Instagram Live, days after the 2022 event, where she revealed that she was initially uncomfortable in her outfit and there was was “a long f***ing line” to get to the red carpet.
“I’m taking the glamour away from it, but it’s true,”she said in the video. “So you’re waiting and that’s the hardest part. I was sweating in a big a** coat, my feet were hurting.”
Lizzo added that the he “scariest part” for her was the red carpet, where played the flute for fellow Met Gala attendees.
“I got nervous and I only played it once because all the photographers were heckling me,” she said.
Amber Raiken has the full report.
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 07:00
A history of Karl Lagerfeld’s controversial comments
The legacy of the late designer, Karl Lagerfeld, was the theme of this year’s Met Gala.
In September, Vogue announced the theme of the annual fashion event would be “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”.
The theme will “examine the life and creative legacy of the Chanel creative director, who shaped the face of fashion for more than half a century”. In doing so, the official dress code for the 1 May event was “in honour of Karl”.
However, his highly controversial opinions and beliefs have resurfaced in light of the Met Gala.
Here’s a breakdown of Karl Lagerfeld’s accusations of bigotry and his history of controversial comments.
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 06:30
Models protest 2023 Met Gala
In addition to Jameela Jamil, several models gathered together to protest this year’s Met Gala theme, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”.
Many models shared their displeasure with the theme during an in-person protest on the iconic Met Gala steps on Sunday, just one day before the annual gala.
Read more from Chelsea Ritschel here.
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 06:00
Celebrities criticise 2023 Met Gala theme
As some celebrities walked the Met Gala red carpet in celebration of Karl Lagerfeld, others took to social media to call out the annual fashion event for honouring the German designer.
The Good Place star previously spoke out against the Met Gala theme in October 2022, when she called out Lagerfeld for the many instances he spoke in a “distinctly hateful” way, which she acknowledged was “mostly towards women”.
In an Instagram post on Monday, Jamil once again criticised Vogue’s choice and reiterated her opposition to the Met Gala theme.
Read her response to the 2023 Met Gala theme.
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 05:30
What was the 2023 Met Gala theme?
It appears that many celebrities dressed on-theme for this year’s Met Gala, which aimed to “examine the life” of the late Karl Lagerfeld.
In September 2022, Vogue announced that the theme of the 2023 event will be “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”.
The dress code asked attendees to wear clothing “in honour of Karl” – such as looks from his fashion label or more “modern-day” looks by Chanel or Fendi.
However, backlash quickly followed as many on social media resurfaced many of Lagerfeld’s highly controversial opinions.
Here’s some background on the 2023 Met Gala theme and why it was deemed so controversial.
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 05:17
While the 2023 Met Gala red carpet has come to a close, we still can’t stop thinking about this year’s best dressed.
Dua Lipa, one of this year’s four co-chairs arrived, wore white gown made famous by model Claudia Schiffer when she closed the 1995-1996 Chanel runway show.
Penélope Cruz opted for a sheer white gown, which was adored with silver sequins and featured a hood.
Nicole Kidman posed for the red carpet in a pink Chanel gown she wore during campaign for the brand in 2004.
Amber Raiken has more of the 2023 Met Gala best dressed.
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 04:30