The Met Gala has returned on the first Monday of May, which neatly falls on Monday, May 1st this year. For the 2023 iteration of "fashion's biggest night," the stars will be celebrating the opening of the Costume Institute's upcoming exhibit "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty." The legendary German designer, best known for running Chanel for over 3 decades, passed away in 2019 at the age of 85. The 2023 Met Gala theme will "honor Karl Lagerfeld, who was a regular attendee at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute" per Vogue. This year's theme has also sparked controversy as many deemed it problematic due to Lagerfeld's past racist, fatphobic, and misogynistic comments. You can read more about that here. "At its heart the exhibition will look at the evolution of Karl’s two dimensional drawings into three dimensional garments," the Met's curator Andrew Bolton told WWD. "We could not do a traditional retrospective. For one thing, I think Karl would have hated that."
The 2023 Met Gala is co-chaired by pop star Dua Lipa along with Michaela Coel, Penelope Cruz, and Roger Federer. While the official guest list is never revealed, Vogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and other stars like Kim Kardashian, Lizzo, Cara Delevingne, Lily-Rose Depp, Mindy Kaling, and many more attended the exclusive fashion event.
Keep scrolling to see all of the best looks from this year's 2023 Met Gala.