Finally, the biggest celebration in fashion has arrived. At Monday’s annual “Met Gala,” A-listers honoured the late Karl Lagerfeld, the king of couture, by walking the red carpet in an amazing assortment of creations from his illustrious career.
The opulent gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art attracted hundreds of guests, including Oscar winners Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman, singers Dua Lipa and Rita Ora, tennis legend Roger Federer, who is now retired, and supermodels Gisele Bundchen and Kate Moss.
When Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, took over the charity gala in the 1990s, she turned it into one of the most talked-about events in the world. The guest list, which includes elites from the worlds of fashion, film, politics, and sports as well as an increasing number of online celebrities, is carefully curated by Wintour.
This year’s event honours Lagerfeld and heralds the start of a Costume Institute exhibition in his memory. The legendary designer passed away in 2019, and the spectacle always takes place on the first Monday in May remember him this year.
The exhibition “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” honours his decades of leadership in the field at the helm of Chanel, Fendi, Chloe, and his own line, all the while influencing the direction of fashion.
Kidman donned a blush Chanel gown covered in feathers that flowed to the floor; she initially appeared in this dress in a nearly 20-year-old advertisement for the brand’s famed No. 5 perfume.
Dua Lipa accessorised with beautiful Tiffany diamond jewellery, which she said was taken from the goldsmith’s vault, and wore a creamy bridal gown that Lagerfeld created for Chanel in the 1990s. The dress was embellished with black stitching.
In a 1980s Karl Lagerfeld-designed Chloe “violin” gown, actress Olivia Wilde attained yet another archive. Most people wore tones of milk, white, and black. Undoubtedly in style were the constructed bodices.