Met Gala 2023 x Karl Lagerfeld – Hold on to your hats, fashionistas – the Met Gala 2023 just rocked the red carpet and there was more glamour than you could ever handle in one night! From vertiginous shoes to skin-tight glitter suits, the stars pulled out all the stops to honor Karl Lagerfeld and show off their best fashion game. Be prepared for a breathtaking journey through the Met Gala 2023 and the creative outfits our favorite stars showcased on the red carpet! Plus, preview the major exhibition “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”.
Met Gala 2023: Kendall Jenner, Rihanna & a whole lot of Karl
The Met Gala 2023 was held in honor of the late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld under the theme “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”. The event, often referred to as the “Super Bowl” or “Oscars of Fashion,” was held as usual on the first Monday in May (the night of May 1 to May 2) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The exhibition by the museum’s Costume Institute, which was supported by Fendi, Chanel and Lagerfeld himself, focused on Lagerfeld’s career and his influence on the world’s biggest luxury brands. However, it was not only a retrospective, but also an analysis of his creative work as a fashion designer, as Lagerfeld himself had wished.
The first video teaser for the exhibition showed that it would focus not only on Lagerfeld’s career, but also on his creative vision – more on that in a moment, including the video teaser!
Met Gala 2023: The stars
What was important? Here are the 3 highlights from the Met Gala red carpet!
Kendall Jenner and Rachel Brosnahan
There were many impressive outfits to see at the Met Gala 2023 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, but the attention was especially on Kendall Jenner and Rachel Brosnahan, who hit the red carpet. However, it was impossible to miss the spectacular looks of Rihanna, Jared Leto and Dua Lipa, who all impressed in their own way.
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Red carpet interview and outfit
Kendall Jenner wore a sparkling look by Marc Jacobs, which was very high necked with silver collar and long sleeves along with sweeping trains on the arms. In contrast, down below she wore only a skimpy swimwear cut and chunky boots with extremely high heels.
Rihanna and partner A$AP Rocky
Pregnant singer Rihanna and her partner, rapper A$AP Rocky, were the last guests to arrive on the red carpet. Rihanna wore a sweeping white gown with train and floral hood by Valentino, while A$AP Rocky wore a look by Gucci inspired by Karl Lagerfeld.
Jared Leto… as Karl Lagerfeld cat
Another highlight was the outfit of Jared Leto, who was dressed as a Lagerfeld cat. Brosnahan opted for a simpler outfit, but it was accentuated by the fascinating necklace and expressive eyes. Overall, the Met Gala 2023 was an event full of stunning looks and creative interpretations of the theme “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”.
When will the Met Gala take place?
The Met Gala 2023 took place on Monday, May 1, 2023 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. As usual, the event was glamorous and spectacular and attracted many well-known personalities from the fashion world and the entertainment industry. For those in Germany, the event began around midnight and continued through the night from Monday to Tuesday. The livestream of the event began at 0:30 am German time.
What is the Met Gala?
The Met Gala 2023 was undoubtedly a highlight of the fashion industry and attracted fashion enthusiasts from all over the world. The exhibition “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” showcased Lagerfeld’s innovative designs, his artistic influences and his contributions to the fashion world. Visitors had a unique experience and were able to immerse themselves in the world of Karl Lagerfeld and gain insight into his creative work as a fashion designer.
Karl Lagerfeld x Met Gala
The theme of the Met Gala 2023 was “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”. It had long been speculated that a Met Gala would be held in honor of Lagerfeld. When Anna Wintour, Andrew Bolton, and Wendy Yu of the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a press conference at the 7L bookstore during Paris Fashion Week, it was confirmed. The bookstore, founded by Lagerfeld, also housed his photography studio, which made it an important place for the fashion designer.
The Met Gala 2023 and accompanying exhibition focused on Lagerfeld’s career and creative vision, highlighting his contributions to the fashion world and his innovative designs.
Coming Up! “A Line of Beauty
Who was Karl Lagerfeld?
Karl Lagerfeld was a German fashion designer who died in February 2019 at the age of 85. He was one of the most famous and influential fashion designers of the 20th and 21st centuries and was often referred to as a “fashion czar.” Lagerfeld worked as a designer for some of the world’s biggest fashion houses, including Chanel, Fendi and his own brand Karl Lagerfeld. His designs were known for their elegance, sophistication and often avant-garde approach to fashion.
Lagerfeld’s career in fashion began in the 1950s, when he worked as an assistant to Pierre Balmain. He later worked for Patou, Chloé and Fendi before taking over Chanel in 1983 and transforming the fashion house into one of the world’s most successful luxury brands. He worked until shortly before his death, leaving a legacy that extends far beyond the fashion world. Lagerfeld was known for his unique style, dazzling personality and tireless work ethic that made him one of the most influential designers of his time.
Milestones in the life of icon Karl
|1958||Jean Patou||Artistic director|
|1965||Fendi||Creative director for fur and women’s clothing|
|1984||Karl Lagerfeld||Creation of its own brand|
|1997||Chanel||Opening of the first Chanel boutique in Moscow|
|2004||Chanel||Opening of the first own Chanel store in Shanghai|
|2010||Karl Lagerfeld||Opening of the first own Lagerfeld store in Paris|
|2011||Chanel||Opening of the exhibition “The Little Black Jacket” in Tokyo|
|2013||Fendi||Celebration of its 50th anniversary with a fashion show on the Great Wall of China.|
|2015||Chanel||Opening of the exhibition “Mademoiselle Privé” in London|
|2017||Chanel||Opening of the exhibition “Gabrielle Chanel. Manifeste de mode” in Paris|
|2019||–||Death of Karl Lagerfeld|