Happy first Monday in May! The 2023 Met Gala red carpet took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City just hours ago. This year, the annual affair celebrated the exhibition “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.” The gala honored the legacy of Lagerfeld—the late designer who helmed fashion houses such as Chanel, Fendi, and his own eponymous line—and raise funds for The Met’s Costume Institute.
Just as important as the exhibition, of course, was the star-studded red carpet spectacle that took place as guests make their way up the famous Met steps. After all, the Met Gala—often dubbed the “Super Bowl of fashion”—has created some of the most memorable (and viral) celebrity red carpet looks from the past decade. This year, the A-list attendees were asked to dress “in honor of Karl”—meaning we knew we were bound to see some custom ensembles that pay homage to Lagerfeld’s design signatures, including his Chanel tweeds and his own black-and-white uniform.
Along with Met Gala co-hosts Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour, the event was attended by some of the biggest names in the industry, from Rihanna and Gigi Hadid to Kim Kardashian, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, and Kristen Stewart.
Below, scroll through for every noteworthy Met Gala 2023 red carpet look.
Originally Published in Vogue.com