A Look At The Fashion-forward Celebrities Who Graced The 2023 Met Gala
The 2023 Met Gala that held on Monday, May 1, 2023 honored the incredible legacy of the late designer Karl Lagerfeld, so it’s no surprise that many of the night’s attendees chose to pay homage to his work with their own ensembles.
Of course, there were some wholly unexpected style moments , too. Nigerian celebrities, Burna Boy and Tems, did not take the back seat either as they appeared with the glitz and glam of the night! Burna Boy went bold for his debut Met Gala appearance in a blue and black Burberry-styled outfit featuring an exaggerated neckline that fell into a train. Adding that extra oomph, the star paired his two-tone locs with gold accessories. Tems looked incredible in a white and black floor-length corset dress by Robert Wun which she paired with elbow-length gloves and a feathered headpiece matching the top of her strapless number.
Nigerian-British rapper Skepta wore almost an identical Burberry-styled outfit as Burna Boy, this time with a different pattern. He styled his look with a duvet from the same brand and spiky footwear.
Nicole Kidman showed up in the pink Chanel couture gown that Lagerfeld designed for her back in 2004, when she starred in a Chanel No. 5 commercial directed by Baz Luhrmann—proof that recycling fashion can have a seriously chic end result.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell made a stunning entrance at the Met Gala 2023, where guests are honoring the exhibit dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld. She wore a molten pink gown from Chanel’s spring/summer 2010 couture collection, featuring luscious pink fabric draped over one shoulder and a shimmering silver sequin bodice with matching silver trim.
The best dressed men of the night, meanwhile, brought bold (and on-theme) style statements into the mix. Jeremy Pope’s extra-long Balmain cape and train extended down the carpet to reveal a larger-than-life image of Lagerfeld on it.
Model-actor Alton Mason also showed up in Karl Lagerfeld as one of the designer’s iconic Chanel brides—well, his own distinctive take on one.
Of course, the most memorable moment of the night was when Rihanna and A$AP Rocky finally arrived—a heavenly white Valentino look complete with a floral cocoon cape for her, and a Gucci look complete with a black blazer, kilt and bedazzled jeans for him. If the Met had a royal couple, it’s certainly them!
British-Ghanaian rapper Stormzy brought a bold and stylish twist to the Met Gala 2023, opting for a rose print jacquard suit with a black turtleneck underneath. The suit’s intricate design and pattern complemented his confident and commanding presence on the red carpet. Stormzy elevated the look with a deep black turtleneck underneath, adding an extra layer of sophistication to the ensemble.
The 2023 Met Gala was a night filled with fashion-forward looks and daring styles. The celebrities who graced the red carpet showed off their unique styles and fashion sense. It’s safe to say that these celebrities left a lasting impression on the fashion world, and their looks will be talked about for years to come!