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LOOK: Celebrities who understood Met Gala 2023 theme with best 'Karl Lagerfeld' looks

By Ratziel San Juan Published May 02, 2023 1:21 pm

Hundreds of renowned guests attended this year's invite-only Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including A-listers who paid tribute to the late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld with looks inspired by his work.

Met Gala themes since they were introduced in the early '70s have ranged from specific to downright obscure, with some of the vaguer motifs resulting in widely different interpretations among attendees.

This year's theme, "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty," couldn't be any clearer as seen in the attendees who brought looks straight out of Lagerfeld's extensive oeuvre.

Love him or hate him, the German creative director’s contribution to fashion is unparalleled, especially taking the world's notice with his work at Chanel and Fendi.

Here are celebrities who understood the assignment with their Lagerfeld-inspired attires at the Met Gala 2023.

Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway Met Gala 2023

The Devil Wears Prada star Anne Hathaway directly referenced Elizabeth Hurley's 1994 body-skimming Versace dress accented with gold safety pins. Instead of black, she opted to go for white in Chanel's aesthetic. And, of course, the callback to Lagerfeld is the pearls to tie the look together. 

BLACKPINK's Jennie Met Gala 2023

Chanel house ambassador Jennie Kim is one of the last handpicked muses from Lagerfeld's time. She came in a white minidress that reinterpreted a look from the designer's 1990 autumn/winter ready-to-wear collection. This was styled with contrasting black elbow-length gloves, a choker, tights, heels, and a ribbon tie at the bodice. Additional white accessories included a flower hairpin and a white camellia atop her ribbon.

Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa Met Gala 2023

Met Gala co-chair Dua Lipa arrived in a vintage tweed ball gown from Chanel's 1992 Fall/Winter collection. She paired this with Tiffany & Co's Lucida Star 100-carat necklace. Midway through the event, the Levitating singer changed into a black garment from the fashion house's 1995 Spring/Summer Couture show.

Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart Met Gala 2023

Kristen Stewart served as the face of Chanel starting in 2013 when she starred in a campaign shot by Lagerfeld himself. For their tribute to the late fashion figure whom they knew personally, the Spencer star donned a piece from the Chanel Resort 2017 collection.

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman Met Gala 2023

Outfit repeating normally isn't a thing in fashion, but it works this time in the capable hands of Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman. The Moulin Rouge! star wore once more her signature pink dress from the Chanel No. 5 commercial in 2004.

Rihanna Met Gala 2023
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On her way to the Met Gala, Rihanna sported a vintage fur coat from Fendi's 1997 Fall/Winter collection. The fashionably late billionaire took the climactic role of Chanel's closing couture bride look with a custom Valentina gown with a train and cape covered in 30 large camellia appliqués consisting of 500 petals.