Met Gala 2023: Monochrome rules as stars pay homage to Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty

A sea of black and white designer wear adorned the bodies of the rich and famous, with occasional splashes of colour, as they strutted and swirled at the Met Gala 2023, the premier costume gala of New York City. This year’s theme ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’, paid homage to the legendary designer who led the house of Chanel.

The annual gala, organised by Vogue magazine and informally called the Met Gala, or Met Ball, is formally named the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit. Essentially, the most prestigious celebrity fashion walk in the world, this event is a fundraiser for the Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Here are some shining moments from the 2023 event, held on May 1.

PS: Karl Lagerfeld loved cats, so some of the stars came as… cats.

Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas with actor-singer husband Nick Jonas. Photo courtesy: Instagram/glancenigeria
Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt. Picture courtesy: Instagram/aliabhatt
Model Kendall Jenner. Picture courtesy: Instagram/upscalehype
Music megastar Rihanna. Picture courtesy: Instagram/sitemundonegro
Hollywood heartthrob Robert Pattinson. Picture courtesy: Instagram/gqspain
Actress Salma Hayek. Photo courtesy: Instagram/themetgalaofficial
Rapper Doja Cat. Picture courtesy: Instagram/thecut
Former First Lady of France Carla Bruni. Photo courtesy: Instagram/themetgalaofficial
TV personality and businesswoman Kim Kardashian. Picture courtesy: Instagram/lofficielitalia
Model Gigi Hadid. Picture courtesy: Instagram/justjared
Actor Jared Leto. Photo courtesy: Instagram/themetgala_2023
Supermodel Naomi Campbell. Photo courtesy: Instagram/themetgalaofficial
Actor Hugh Jackman with wife Deborra-Lee Furness. Photo courtesy: Instagram/justjared
Actress Anne Hathaway. Photo courtesy: Instagram/dequemeolook
Actress Penelope Cruz. Photo courtesy: Instagram/everythingfashiondesign
Ghanaian-British actress Michaela Coel. Photo courtesy: Instagram/themetgalaofficial
Actor Pedro Pascal. Photo courtesy: Instagram/redcarpetspace
Singer Dua Lipa. Photo courtesy: Instagram/forkthenews