See Every Arrival on the 2023 Met Gala Red Carpet
The 2023 Met Gala red carpet has commenced at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, with the best-dressed celebrities paying homage to this year’s theme celebrating Karl Lagerfeld’s legacy. Aptly called “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” the inside exhibit showcases approximately 150 looks the late designer created across various fashion houses – including Balmain, Patou, Chloé, Fendi, and Chanel – alongside his original sketches. As such, we can expect style tributes from Hollywood’s biggest stars on the famous Met steps, whether they’re obvious and pronounced or a bit more subtle.
With co-chairs Dua Lipa, Michaela Coel, Penelope Cruz, and Roger Federer assisting Vogue’s Anna Wintour in hosting the 2023 Met Gala, the first looks to see run the gamut, featuring popular trends such as cutouts, catsuits, and exaggerated leg slits, as well as more classical elements that Lagerfeld both appreciated through his own wardrobe and orchestrated into his creative work. Tweed, expert tailoring, a black-and-white color palette, and accessories such as gloves are just a few notes to call out.
Tonight’s arrivals include Kim Kardashian in Chanel, who memorably attended last year’s fête alongside then-boyfriend Pete Davidson, wearing Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress, designed by Jean Louis. Her 2022 outfit caused quite the controversy, as the idea of being sewn into the Ripley’s Believe It or Not-owned piece was originally denied by the museum. Kendall Jenner, who was featured on Vogue’s May 2023 cover that saluted Lagerfeld, is also a highly-anticipated attendee, despite earlier unconfirmed rumors of a guest list that excluded the reality TV-famous family. Each year, fashion fans look forward to an appearance from Rihanna, who drove excitement the weekend prior in an archival Chanel look from the Fall 1994 collection.
Ahead, explore every fashion detail at the 2023 Met Gala.