The first Monday of May will forever be a holiday in the fashion world. The 2023 Met Gala commenced May 1st with the theme ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’. For weeks, people have wondered how guests will interpret the theme at the Costume Institute’s annual gala. The late Karl Lagerfeld’s work with the biggest fashion houses is what makes him one of the most prominent fashion designers of all time. His career spans decades of material for guests to work with.
This year’s gala drew in big and new-name celebrities from all over the world. The night was filled with Thom Browne’s wonderful interpretation of Karl’s work and pure radiance from Cartier gems. Every guest paid tribute to the evolution of Karl’s work by showcasing his legacy redefining tweed, leather, pearls, and the camellia. For the first time in fashion, almost every guest opted for a black and white ensemble. They wore a mixture of looks, including bespoke and archive pieces.
As the buzz around the biggest night in fashion begins to die down, it is officially time to judge the best looks of the night. Ahead are 12 of the best-dressed celebrities of the 2023 Met Gala:
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Arguably the most on-theme look of the evening, Sora Choi wore a Thom Browne two-piece suit inspired gown.
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander executed the theme of this years gala in Thom Browne.
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Cardi B in a full ball gown with camellias by Chenpeng Studio.
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Bad Bunny in an all white ensemble with a long camellia cape by Jacquemus.
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Liu Wen graced the red carpet in Tory Burch tulle gown with hand-stitched silk camellias.
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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs paid tribute in a custom all black ensemble and cape by Sean John.
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Teyana Taylor wowed in a suit-inspired tweed gown by Thom Browne with Grace Lee jewelry.
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Cai Xukun honored the memory of Lagerfeld in a suit by Prada.
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Jenna Ortega paid tribute to Karl while showing off her personal style in Thom Browne and Marli Jewelry.
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Simu Liu in a custom suit from Atelier Versace, complete with a cravat, neck brooch, and gloves.
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Lily Collins wearing Cartier diamonds and a Vera Wang Haute gown with “Karl” written on the train.
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Manu Rios paid tribute in a Karl Lagerfeld Couture suit and Cartier.
Below are other beautiful celeb looks that paid homage to Lagerfeld by either dressing in his likeness or sporting a look from his work with different fashion houses.
All the best,
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