The 2023 Museum of Modern Art Met Gala was a stunning display of creativity and fashion, paying tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld, one of the most renowned fashion directors of all time. The special guests who attended the event were dressed to honour his exceptional legacy, making it a grand celebration of his life and work.
The Met Gala, an annual fundraising event for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City, is known for its extravagant fashion and celebrity appearances. This year’s theme was “In Memory of Karl Lagerfeld,” who passed away in 2019, and guests were encouraged to wear designs inspired by his iconic work.
The red carpet was a sight to behold, with stunning ensembles that showcased Lagerfeld’s signature style. Guests wore black and white ensembles, in honour of the designer’s personal style, and many incorporated his signature accessories such as gloves, collars, and belts.
Some of the most notable looks included our Australian actress Margot Robbie in a Chanel design worn by Cindy Crawford in 1993. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen was in Vintage Chanel, which she’d worn prior for an editorial shoot for Karl Lagerfeld. Pop sensation Dua Lipa also wore Chanel, which was previously worn by 90’s Supermodel Claudia Schiffer.
Jeremy Pope respectfully paid tribute with a cape from Balmain which featured Karl’s face and signature look. Model Kendall Jenner paid homage to Lagerfeld with a sequined swimwear design, paying respect to his collections from his 1990s swimwear designs for Chanel.
The event also featured an exhibition of Lagerfeld’s most iconic designs, including his famous Chanel couture collections. The exhibition was a fitting tribute to the designer, showcasing his immense contributions to the fashion industry.
In addition to honouring Lagerfeld’s legacy, the event raised money for the Costume Institute, which is one of the world’s leading centres of research and scholarship on fashion history. The institute’s exhibitions are some of the most visited in the world, and the funds raised by the Met Gala help to support their work.
Overall, the 2023 Museum of Modern Art Met Gala was a fitting tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, one of the greatest fashion directors of all time. The event showcased his legacy, inspired creativity, and raised money for an important cause, making it a truly memorable occasion.
Written by Melinda Sullivan.