Met Gala: Stars walk the red carpet
The 2023 Met Gala red carpet has abruptly ended.
The stars arrived at the annual fashion event on Monday 1 May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. While many celebrities showed off their best Karl Lagerfeld-inspired looks, the Met Gala red carpet appeared to end early as viewers were urged to hold tight for more arrivals.
The steady stream of star-studded guests began to peter out early as celebrities made their way inside The Met museum, leaving behind what many people on social media called an “empty” red carpet.
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”.
They could also opt for “modern-day” looks by Chanel or Fendi, two brands where Lagerfeld once held the role as creative director. For the third option, guests were recommended to “find a Choupette,” the name of the designer’s beloved Birman cat, and “dress à la Lagerfeld”.
Kim Kardashian, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Campbell, and Jennifer Lopez all walked the red carpet in line with 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 have even protested the Met Gala theme.
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 arrives late to the Met Gala
Rihanna has arrived fashionably late to the 2023 Met Gala.
It appears the “Diamonds” singer skipped this year’s Met Gala red carpet on Monday evening. Instead, one video captured Rihanna attending the event with boyfriend A$AP Rocky, minutes after Vogue ended their red carpet livestream.
Despite the late arrival, fans still waited outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to catch a glimpse at the Fenty Beauty founder.
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 03:00
Jared Leto attends Met Gala dressed as Lagerfeld’s beloved pet
Jared Leto shocks Met Gala arriving as Lagerfeld’s cat
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 02:45
Met Gala livestream ends abruptly
Vogue abruptly ended its Met Gala livestream on Monday night after attempts by the hosts to keep the show going, despite a clearly empty red carpet.
It appeared that the stream of star-studded guests began to peter out early, as celebrities had made their way inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
TheVogue livestream co-hosts told viewers to “take a chill pill and keep waiting” in promise of more arrivals, but ultimately ended the show at 9.22pm.
Chelsea Ritschel is following the story here.
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 02:36
Kim Kardashian attends Met Gala red carpet in pearl Schiaparelli dress
Kim Kardashian has arrived at the 2023 Met Gala with her sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
The 42-year-old reality star walked the Met steps red carpet in a white head-to-toe pearl outfit designed by Schiaparelli’s creative director, Daniel Roseberry.
While speaking to Vogue livestream co-hosts Derek Blasberg and Chloe Fineman, Kardashian revealed that her nine-year-old daughter, North West, was waiting in the car and watching her mother walk the red carpet from a distance.
Read more from Meredith Clark here.
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 02:30
Many celebrities have already walked the Met Gala red carpet, but fans on social media are noting the absence of some of their favourite stars.
As theVogue livestream co-hosts told viewers to “take a chill pill and keep waiting” for one last arrival, people on Twitter took the opportunity to poke fun at the Met Gala’s “empty” red carpet.
One fan on Twitter said: “oh so Met Gala 2023 has no blake lively??? taylor swift???? beyoncé???? ariana grande??? selena gomez?? anya taylor-joy??? bella hadid?? zendaya??? saoirse ronan??? emma watson??? lady gaga??? billy porter??? katy perry???”
“everyone just sitting waiting for rihanna,” joked writer Hunter Harris.
“Rihanna PLEASE COME ON!! i beg you! she’s the only reason i’m still tuned into the live stream looking at this empty carpet & the hosts struggling to fill in time until she arrives,” another tweeted.
Unfortunately, the Vogue red carpet livestream ended on Monday evening with no Rihanna in sight.
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 02:23
Florence Pugh debuts buzz cut on Met Gala red carpet
Florence Pugh has showed off her new buzz cut on the Met Gala red carpet.
The Don’t Worry Darling star was dressed in a white Valentino gown with a black bow when she debuted her new hairstyle. She accessorised the buzz cut with a large feathered headpiece.
Pugh’s new look was immediately applauded by fans on social media.
“The Florence Pugh buzz cut happened and my god her first Met Gala and it’s flawless. No notes. A red carpet queen #metgala,” one person tweeted, while another said: “Florence Pugh is a full serve and I’m so excited for the buzz cut she looks so hot.”
Chelsea Ritschel has the full buzz cut breakdown.
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 02:15
Doja Cat dresses as Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette for the Met Gala
The 27-year-old singer came to the 2023 Met Gala dressed as the legendary fashion designer’s iconic cat, Choupette.
The sequined, white Oscar De La Renta dress was equipped with a long, fluffy train, and sequin cat ears. For her makeup, Doja wore prosthetics to truly resemble a cat.
She accessorised the look with a silver headpiece and matching bracelets and rings.
Fans instantly praised Doja Cat’s decision to dress up as Choupette.
“If anyone was going to be Karl Lagerfeld’s cat it would be Doja Cat,” tweeted one person.
Another wrote, “Doja cat as Karl Lagerfeld’s beloved cat, Choupette…she said doja CAT”.
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 02:00
Blake Lively’s Meta Gala looks through the years
Blake Lively: Met Gala looks through the years
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 01:45
North West surprises Kim Kardashian with ‘beautiful’ Met Gala gift
North West has surprised Kim Kardashian ahead of the 2023 Met Gala
Ahead of the annual fashion event, the nine-year-old gifted her mother with some pre-Met Gala massages. In an Instagram Story post, the SKIMS founder shared footage of the relaxing set-up, which included massage tables, candles, bouquets of white roses, and silver balloons that spelled out, “Karl Lagerfeld Met Gala”.
“How sweet is North for surprising me tonight with this for us to relax before the Met,” Kardashian wrote over her Instagram Story.
“Massages before the big day,” Kardashian said in the video. “How beautiful!”
Meredith Clark has the full story.
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 01:30
Jameela Jamil condemns decision to honour Karl Lagerfeld with Met Gala theme
The Good Place actor Jameela Jamil has spoken out against the 2023 Met Gala theme, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”.
After previously condemning this year’s Met Gala theme in October 2022, Jamil has once again criticised the annual fashion event for honouring Lagerfeld despite his many controversial comments.
“This is why so many people hate and mistrust Hollywood elite liberals,” she wrote in an Instagram Story posted on Monday. “Because of our rampant selective outrage and hypocrisy. If someone makes good art we turn a blind eye. Why else did [Harvey] Weinstein get away with decades of abuse?”
In an Instagram post shared last October, Jamil called out the German designer for the many instances he spoke in a “distinctly hateful” way, which she acknowledged was “mostly towards women”.
Chelsea Ritschel has the full story.
Meredith Clark2 May 2023 01:15