The Met Gala, also known as the Costume Institute Benefit, is one of the most highly anticipated events in the fashion world. Held annually at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Met Gala brings together the biggest names in fashion, entertainment, and art to celebrate the opening of the Costume Institute's annual exhibition. With each year comes a new theme, and the Met Gala 2023 is no exception. Let's dive into the theme and some of the top celebrities who attended the event.
The Theme: "Karl Largerfeld: A Line Of Beauty"
The Met Gala's themes are decided in conjunction with a show at the museum's Costume Institute. The 150-item, primarily Lagerfeld-focused exhibition will be organised by Amanda Harlech, a collaborator of the designer, and Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute. The New York art institution will host "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty" on display from May 5 to July 16, 2023.
Why This Theme?
The principal curator of the Costume Institute, Andrew Bolton, develops the annual exhibition and associated gala subject after conducting extensive research. Bolton explained to Vogue France that he seeks out subjects that spark discourse and attempts to alternate between overarching ideas and themes honouring particular persons. After Bolton and his team come up with a theme, the theme must to be approved by Wintour, Max Hollein, and Daniel H. Weiss, the director and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. This process can take up to a year. of Karl," which can mean anything from donning items from companies he collaborated with—such as his own label, "Lagerfeld"—to imitating his well-known personal style.e changing times, as consumers become more conscious of their purchasing decisions and demand ethical and sustainable products.
Top 10 Celebrities at the Met Gala 2023
1.Cat of the Year: Doja Oscar de la Renta worn by Cat as Choupette
Doja never lets you down. She made her Met Gala début as a high-fashion version of Karl's favourite cat Choupette, appearing as "calm" yet aggressive and feline. She was adorable in a beautiful, glittery Oscar De La Renta dress.
2.Best (Fashionably Late) Duo: A$AP Rocky and Rihanna
Rihanna is a master at arriving at the Met Gala extra-chically late. As the most recognisable couple representing Valentino and Gucci, respectively, Rihanna and A$AP shined bright like diamonds on the red carpet this year. In her spotless white Valentino wedding gown with a five-foot train and camellia blossoms on it, Rihanna ascended the stairs. She addressed the cameras, saying, "It's Valentino, baby." While A$AP Rocky's whole Gucci ensemble, which included a kilt inspired by Karl himself, fell short in contrast, it was nonetheless in keeping with the theme.
3.Bad Bunny has the best non-black suit.
On the red carpet, most men typically wear black suits, but Bad Bunny broke the norm at the Met Gala in 2023. Benito was attracting attention on the red carpet in his backless, all-white tweed Jacquemus suit and slicked-back hair.
4.Most Attention to Detail: Michaela Coel in Schiaparelli
Co-Host Michaela Coel Michaela Coel wore a long, bare-shouldered Schiaparelli gown with 26,000 mixed stones and 130,000 crystals. It's all in the details, people!
5.Best Black-and-White: Olivia Rodrigo in Thom Browne
The most popular black-and-white image at the Met Gala in 2023 was Olivia Rodrigo wearing Thom Browne. Olivia Rodrigo, the pop princess, appeared on the red carpet wearing a slinky floor-length Thom Browne dress and micro fringe in the style of Audrey Hepburn.
6.Best Color: Emma Chamberlain in Miu Miu
Although B&W predominated, there were a few colourful accents on the Met Gala red carpet in 2023. Emma Chamberlain looked great in a blue cropped Choupette (get it?) co-ord suit by Miu Miu. We are completely smitten by this preppy schoolgirl meets stylish glam look.
7.Best Tweed-With-A-Twist: Anne Hathaway in Versace
Anne Hathaway told the audience to "just hit it" as she posed in a floor-length, stitched-up tweed gown that she compared to a "marriage between Versace and Chanel." No better way to put it.
8.Most Jaw-Dropping Accessory: Dua Lipa's Tiffany & Co. necklace
Pop singer and co-host Dua Lipa referred to her white-and-black tweed Chanel Bride ball gown from the 1990s as having "been on my moodboards forever." But her accessory was the star of the show. She wore a white Legendary diamond necklace by Tiffany & Co. that has never been seen before. And since the bling is above 100 carats, there is no topping this!
9.Best Princess Bride: Alia Bhatt in Prabal Gurung
Despite this being Alia Bhatt's first Met Gala, she looked flawless in her flawless, pearly white Prabal Gurung bridal gown.
10. Best Mother-Daughter Duo: Kate and Lila Moss in Fendi
Daughter is just like her mum. With their pastel pink, fur, and satin Fendi outfits on the red carpet, Kate and Lila Moss made a statement. Bonus points if Lila's was vintage and was created by Lagerfeld.
In conclusion, the Met Gala remains a highly anticipated event in the fashion world, bringing together the biggest names in fashion, entertainment, and art. The Met Gala 2023's theme of "Karl Largerfeld: A Line of Beauty" celebrated the designer's legacy, showcasing his contributions to the world of fashion. The event featured an array of stunning celebrity looks, each unique and on theme, from Doja Cat's Choupette-inspired gown to Dua Lipa's jaw-dropping Tiffany & Co. necklace. The Met Gala 2023 once again proved to be a showcase of fashion's creativity and innovation, leaving us excited for what's to come in the future.