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Met Gala 2023 Red Carpet Fashion

See Every Arrival on the 2023 Met Gala Red Carpet

Met Gala 2023 Red Carpet Fashion
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The 2023 Met Gala red carpet has wrapped at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, with the best dressed celebrities paying homage to this year's theme celebrating Karl Lagerfeld's legacy. Aptly called "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty," the inside exhibit showcases approximately 150 looks the late designer created across various fashion houses — including Balmain, Patou, Chloé, Fendi, and Chanel — alongside his original sketches. As such, we saw style tributes from Hollywood's biggest stars on the famous Met steps, both obvious and pronounced.

With cochairs Dua Lipa, Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, and Roger Federer assisting Vogue's Anna Wintour in hosting the 2023 Met Gala, the first looks to see ran the gamut, featuring many vintage Chanel pieces, such as Lipa's tweed ballgown that debuted on the runway in 1992. Meanwhile, Cardi B worked with Chenpeng Studio to illustrate classical elements that Lagerfeld both appreciated through his own wardrobe and orchestrated into his creative work. Tweed, expert tailoring, a black-and-white color palette, and accessories such as gloves were just a few notes to call out among these A-listers.

The night's arrivals included Kim Kardashian in custom Schiaparelli; she memorably attended last year's fete alongside then-boyfriend Pete Davidson while wearing Marilyn Monroe's "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" dress, designed by Jean Louis. Her 2022 outfit caused quite the controversy, as the idea of being sewn into the Ripley's Believe It or Not-owned piece was originally denied by the museum. Kendall Jenner, who was featured on Vogue's May 2023 cover that saluted Lagerfeld, sat at the Marc Jacobs table, and the supermodel was just one of the many attendees who rocked his strappy sky-high platform boots. Despite previous unconfirmed rumors of a guest list that did not include the Kardashian-Jenners, Kim, Kendall, and Kylie Jenner all made it out.

Of course, each year, fashion fans look forward to an appearance from Rihanna, who drove excitement the weekend prior in an archival Chanel look from the fall 1994 collection. She and partner A$AP Rocky were the last to arrive on the scene, wearing Valentino and Gucci, respectively.

Ahead, explore every fashion detail at the 2023 Met Gala, then check out the hair and makeup spotlights we can't stop talking about, the best Choupette the cat references, and the incredible lineup of afterparty looks.

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