The Met Gala 2023

The Met Gala 2023

Michelle Nguyen, Reporter

Once every year, there is a special occasion well known as the Met Gala. Each year there is a theme, some of these may include this years Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty, last year’s 2021’s theme was: In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, 2019: Camp: Notes on Fashion. This year, it was on Monday, May 1st. Each year it is held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute as a fundraiser for the museum. 


The Theme 

This year’s theme was In Honor of Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty. It was in honor of the German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who designed for Chanel. According to Vogue magazine “The exhibition sees Andrew Bolton, the Costume Institute’s Wendy Yu Curator in Charge, examine the work of Karl Lagerfeld (1933–2019).” 



Included in the list of people are the 2023 hosts, Penélope Cruz, Michaela Coel, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour. Along with all the hosts there are many people such as the Kardishians, A$AP Rocky and Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Jared Leto, Lil Nas X, Florence Pugh, Bad Bunny, Pedro Pascal, Anne Hathaway, Jenna Ortega, Doja Cat, and many others. 



Although there is a strict privacy policy and there is not much we know about what goes on, there often are secret music performances. This year’s performance was by Lizzo. 

Most highlights include the red carpet, where people got a look at the extravagant outfits. According to Vogue “Many celebrities like Penelope Cruz, Dua Lipa, and Kristen Stewart went through the vast Chanel archives to select their looks, while others like Cardi B and Teyana Taylor, sought inspiration from Lagerfeld’s own iconic style.” Which means that there were some that chose to incorporate their own style, with Lagerfelds, as for some took direct inspiration. 


Overall, the Met Gala is a huge night for fashion and fun and the Met Gala is enjoyed very much for the fashion and the pictures put up on social media of the event.