Met Gala 2023 – Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty Christie Phillips May 5, 2023 MESSFashion The first Monday in May marks a special time in the fashion calendar. This year was devoted to celebrating the former creative director of Chanel and Fendi. Many celebrities and designers attended the exclusive event, with many talking points throughout the night, including Jared Leto’s ode to Choupette, Lagerfeld’s cat, and Doja Cat’s homage to our feline friends. From pearls to lace, we round up our favourite looks from the night. Photo courtesy of Fenty Beauty/Instagram Iconic couple, Rihanna wearing Valentino, and ASAP Rocky wearing Gucci. Photo courtesy of British Vogue/Instagram Starting strong, co-chair Dua Lipa looked stunning in a 1992 Chanel bridal runway look. Photo courtesy of Anok Yai/Instagram Anok Yai wore a custom gown by Prabal Gurung, hand embroidered with sequin paillettes with a mermaid skirt Photo courtesy of Givenchy/Instagram Gigi Hadid wore a custom Givenchy draped tulle dress embellished with feathers. Photo courtesy of Imaan Hammam/InstagramImaan Hammam wore a Standing Ground piece that perfectly combined simplicity and elegance. Photo courtesy of Galore/InstagramAs proved by Lizzo wearing a Chanel piece inspired by the Fall 1991 collection, diamonds and pearls are a girl’s best friend. Photo courtesy of Doja Cat/Instagram Doja Cat gave a sleek feline look in a custom Oscar de la Renta gown for her first Met Gala. Photo courtesy of Harry Lambert/Instagram Prada ambassador Maya Hawke looked ethereal in a white ruffled ensemble. Photo courtesy of Halle Bailey/InstagramHalle Bailey combined a sequin embroidered dress with a ruffle gown by Gucci. Photo courtesy of Mindy Kaling/Instagram Mindy Kaling wore a beautifully embroidered gown by SIMKHAI, embellished with pearls and crystals to give the piece a stunning finish. Photo courtesy of Donatella Versace/Instagram Combing the signatures of Chanel and Versace was the idea behind the custom Versace gown Anne Hathaway wore. It had the 90’s Versace supermodel silhouette with Chanel-inspired Swarovski crystals. Photo courtesy of Phoebe Bridgers/Instagram Inspired by her iconic skeleton suit, Phoebe Bridgers was dressed in Tory Burch with a beautiful ivory pearl finish. Photo courtesy of Stella McCartney/InstagramStella McCartney dressed Aubrey Plaza and Madelyn Cline in looks inspired by the Winter 2023 collection and night’s theme. Photo courtesy of Met Museum/InstagramQuannah Chasinghorse was pretty in pink, wearing a layered tulle gown by Prabal Gurung. Photo courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld/InstagramMichelle Yeoh looked truly elegant in a custom Karl Lagerfeld piece. Photo courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld/Instagram With another custom Karl Lagerfeld piece, Cara Delevingne completed the outfit with a Chanel-inspired shag cut wig. Photo courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld/Instagram Alton Mason went bridal in stunning Karl Lagerfeld with notable detailing, complete with a veil. Photo courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld/Instagram Brian Tyree Henry was the moment in this detailed Lagerfeld look, from the ruffles to the beads, he truly understood the assignment. Photo courtesy of Rita Ora/Instagram Dream team, both Rita Ora and Taika Waititi wore Prabal Gurung. Photo courtesy of Gisele/Instagram One of Lagerfeld’s muses, Gisele Bündchen wore a stunning Chanel piece. Photo courtesy of MissKarenNelson/Instagram Karen Nelson wore a custom Christian Siriano gown complete with a train detailed with velvet flowers. Photo courtesy of Naomi/Instagram Icon Naomi Campbell wore a romantic 2010 Spring Chanel piece. Photo courtesy of Adut Akech/Instagram Adut Akech wore a Carolina Herrera gown embellished with floral embroideries and pearls. Photo courtesy of Ava Max/Instagram Ava Max made her Met debut in a Christian Siriano gown complete with over 6,000 pearls and crystals. Photo courtesy of Gucci/Instagram Daisy Edgar Jones wore a Gucci two-piece with white piping and bow details keeping the colour palette classy. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury/Instagram Jessica Chastain debuted her blonde hair to compliment her Gucci dress with makeup by Charlotte Tilbury. Photo courtesy of Manu Rios/Instagram Manu Rios wore a custom Karl Lagerfeld suit for his second Met Gala. Photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood/Instagram Elle Fanning wore a bespoke Vivienne Westwood dress with ivory lace paired with a crepe jacket. Photo courtesy of Gucci/Instagram Salma Hayek looked stunning in a red Gucci dress with a corset and ruffled skirt.