Metgala Celebrity Looks
At the Met Gala 2023, the black-tie fundraising event for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, a brand-new class of multihyphenates joined the sartorial set to ascend the museum’s iconic steps and make their highly anticipated debut during fashion’s biggest night. Whether a guest was a first-time attendee or a seasoned Met Gala veteran, scoring an invite presents the opportunity to solidify one’s place in Met Gala history, as year after year, Met Gala looks make for indelible red-carpet fashion.
With Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa, and Anna Wintour serving as the evening’s cochairs, the Met Gala 2023 red carpet played host to a variety of designers from all corners of the world.
This year’s theme, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” honors the late designer’s storied career in fashion. A regular visitor to The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and a longtime supporter of the Met Gala, Lagerfeld had a career that spanned decades and fashion houses. Through his work designing for a number of luxury brands including Balmain, Patou, Chloé, Fendi, and Chanel (where Lagerfeld served as creative director from 1983 until his death at age 85 in 2019), and the launch of his own eponymous label in 1984, his legacy remains immortalized in his collections and inspires a cavalcade of Met Gala red-carpet possibilities.
Naomi Campbell, Dua Lipa, Gisele Bündchen, Nicole Kidman, Kristen Stewart and Margaret Qualley all wore Chanel to honor the evening’s theme. Others paid homage to the late designer’s cat, Choupette, like Jared Leto who donned a fursuit and Doja Cat, who marked her first time at the Met Gala by wearing facial prosthetics that made the rapper resemble a feline.
“I would like to be a one-man multinational fashion phenomenon,” Lagerfeld once said, and judging by the various interpretations of this year’s theme on the Met Gala red carpet, he achieved just that.
Below, see all of the fashion, outfits, and looks that make the Met Gala 2023 red carpet the place to make fashion history. (And then, to see who made the cut.)