Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty, a tribute to the great master of fashion, let’s discover together the best looks at the Met Gala 2023
Like every year, the Met Gala proves to be the most glamorous event where the world of fashion meets the world of art and entertainment, creating an always interesting experience of creative expression. The Met Gala was founded in 1948 by Eleanor Lambert as a way to draw attention to the talents of the American fashion industry. Over the years, the event has grown in popularity and importance, becoming an occasion to celebrate art, fashion, and popular culture; it is an annual event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, United States. The event is considered one of the most important in the fashion world and attracts celebrities, designers and other personalities from the entertainment industry from all over the world. The event is held for charity, with proceeds going to support the museum’s activities. The Met Gala has become famous for its spectacular red carpets, where celebrities sport extravagant and sometimes eccentric outfits, which often create a stir on social media and in fashion magazines. These outfits are often the result of designer and celebrity collaborations, and the Met Gala has become one of the biggest fashion events of the year. The event is usually held on the first Monday in May and is preceded by a preview of a new art exhibition at the museum’s Costume Institute. The theme of the art exhibition, which changes every year, is the theme of the following year’s Met Gala, and guests are encouraged to dress to match the theme. The theme of the Met Gala 2023 was a tribute to the great creative Karl Lagerfeld, a master of fashion who passed away in 2019, who was celebrated by the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute with an exhibition entitled Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty. The influence that the famous designer had on fashion creativity and pop culture was truly immense, and so for the Set Gala 2023 important designers and maisons dedicated the best of their creativity to the creation of outfits freely inspired by Lagerfeld’s timeless iconic style. A heartfelt, affectionate homage that stylists and celebrities celebrated by bringing their tale of the so-called “Karl Lagerfeld” to the red carpet. Among the creations sported for the event, presented by Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa and Anna Wintour, Michele Franzese Moda selected a few brands in particular that stood out for their creative flair: Thom Browne, Balmain, Givenchy and Tom Ford. Let’s start with Tom Ford, he wore a velvet evening jacket with peaked lapels, a plastron pique shirt with a set of studs and black onyx and diamond cufflinks, dinner jacket trousers, patent leather lace-up evening shoes and Fausto sunglasses. Bradley Cooper wore a Tom Ford Windsor peak dinner jacket with plastron pique evening shirt, satin accessories, white gold and onyx stud set and Marcus sunglasses. Jonathan Bailey wore a Tom Ford Shelton velvet smoking jacket with a plastron pique evening shirt, dinner jacket trousers, Edgar lace-up evening shoes and Andres sunglasses. Deborra-Lee Furness wore a Tom Ford Archive stretch column dress with mosaic embroidery and Fausto sunglasses. Joan Smalls wore a Tom Ford Archive Chantilly lace gown with fringe embroidery, an Opanka sandal with crystal stones and a clutch bag. Alexi Ashe wore a strapless velvet Tom Ford Archive ‘dinner jacket’ dress with disco platform sandals and Fausto sunglasses. Seth Meyers wore a dinner jacket with a Tom Ford O’Connor shawl, plastron pique evening shirt, satin accessories, gold and onyx studs and cufflinks set, Edgar patent leather loafers and Fausto sunglasses. The group of stars, in bold and elegant high-contrast black and white looks designed by Thom Browne and inspired by the Met Gala 2023 dress code, included Wednesday star Jenna Ortega, singer Olivia Rodrigo singer and actress Janelle Monáe, Succession star Alexander Skarsgård, rapper Pusha T, model Sora Choi, race car driver Daniel Ricciardo, multi-hyphenate star Teyana Taylor and NBA player Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Decidedly feminine and sensual was Gigi Hadid’s look in Givenchy: a bustier outfit and draped skirt with a deep slit and embroidered tulle embellished this very sexy outfit.