Met Gala 2023 live: Theme and red carpet looks amid Karl Lagerfeld backlash

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Met Gala 2023 live: Theme and red carpet looks amid Karl Lagerfeld backlash

Met Gala: Stars walk the red carpet

The 2023 Met Gala is officially underway.

The stars have begun arriving at the annual Met Gala red carpet, which takes place today on Monday 1 May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The theme of this year’s fashion event was unveiled last September as “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” and promises to “examine the life” of the late designer’s fashion legacy. In line with the theme, guests have been informed that the “most authentic approach” for the Met Gala 2023 dress code would be “to wear an archival look from one of the labels Lagerfeld led”.

They can also opt for “modern-day” looks by Chanel or Fendi, two brands where Lagerfeld once held the role as creative director. For the third option, guests are recommended to “find a Choupette,” the name of the designer’s beloved Birman cat, and “dress à la Lagerfeld”.

Kim Kardashian, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Wilde, Naomi Campbell, Ariana DeBose, and Maude Apatow have already shown off their Karl Lagerfeld-inspired looks on the red carpet.

The decision to feature Lagerfeld as this year’s theme has raised eyebrows, with many highlighting the controversial remarks the late designer made during his lifetime. Ahead of the annual fashion event, models have even protested the Met Gala theme.

In addition to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, the four co-chairs of this year’s event include pop star Dua Lipa, actor Michaela Coel, actor Penélope Cruz, and tennis legend Roger Federer.


Blake Lively’s Meta Gala looks through the years

Blake Lively: Met Gala looks through the years

Meredith Clark2 May 2023 01:45


North West surprises Kim Kardashian with ‘beautiful’ Met Gala gift

North West has surprised Kim Kardashian ahead of the 2023 Met Gala

Ahead of the annual fashion event, the nine-year-old gifted her mother with some pre-Met Gala massages. In an Instagram Story post, the SKIMS founder shared footage of the relaxing set-up, which included massage tables, candles, bouquets of white roses, and silver balloons that spelled out, “Karl Lagerfeld Met Gala”.

“How sweet is North for surprising me tonight with this for us to relax before the Met,” Kardashian wrote over her Instagram Story.

“Massages before the big day,” Kardashian said in the video. “How beautiful!”

Meredith Clark has the full story.

Meredith Clark2 May 2023 01:30


Jameela Jamil condemns decision to honour Karl Lagerfeld with Met Gala theme

The Good Place actor Jameela Jamil has spoken out against the 2023 Met Gala theme, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”.

After previously condemning this year’s Met Gala theme in October 2022, Jamil has once again criticised the annual fashion event for honouring Lagerfeld despite his many controversial comments.

“This is why so many people hate and mistrust Hollywood elite liberals,” she wrote in an Instagram Story posted on Monday. “Because of our rampant selective outrage and hypocrisy. If someone makes good art we turn a blind eye. Why else did [Harvey] Weinstein get away with decades of abuse?”

In an Instagram post shared last October, Jamil called out the German designer for the many instances he spoke in a “distinctly hateful” way, which she acknowledged was “mostly towards women”.

Chelsea Ritschel has the full story.

Meredith Clark2 May 2023 01:15


Blake Lively shares photo of herself pumping breast milk amid Met Gala absence

Blake Lively has shared a photo of herself pumping breast milk after confirming her absence from the 2023 Met Gala.

The Gossip Girl star joked about her plans for the annual fashion extravaganza on Instagram, where she posted a photo of herself pumping in a bathroom.

“First Monday in May,” she captioned the photo.

The post from Lively, who recently welcomed her fourth child with husband Ryan Reynolds, comes after the Deadpool star revealed the reason that he and Blake Lively will not be attending the 2023 Met Gala is only partly due to the new addition to their family.

Meredith Clark2 May 2023 01:00


Dua Lipa’s Met Gala look sparks comparisons to Ocean’s 8

Dua Lipa has sparked Ocean’s 8 jokes after accessorising her 2023 Met Gala outfit with a never-before-seen Tiffany & Co diamond necklace.

The Met Gala co-chair arrived on the red carpet in a black and white Chanel tweed ballgown in honour of the theme: “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.” For her jewellery, Lipa accessorised the gown with a 100-carat diamond necklace.

Unsurpringly, many fans noted that the 128.54-carat yellow Tiffany diamond resembled the diamond necklace from Ocean’s 8. In the 2018 film, several women plot to steal a Cartier diamond necklace from Daphne Kluger, played by Anne Hathaway, during the Met Gala.

Read some of the comparisons here.

Meredith Clark2 May 2023 00:45


Met Gala: Stars walk the red carpet

Met Gala: Stars walk the red carpet

Meredith Clark2 May 2023 00:30


Newcomer rapper Ice Spice is set to make her Met Gala debut after reportedly receiving an invite to be the special guest of Anna Wintour at the annual event.

The 23-year-old will attending the 2023 Met Gala at the personal request of the Vogue editor-in-chief, according to TMZ. She will reportedly be wearing custom Balmain for the occasion.

Ice Spice appeared to confirm her invite to the Met Gala in a video posted to social media on 30 April. Although most attendees are still only rumoured, she joins the list of celebrities who have already confirmed they will be in attendance, including Kim Kardashian and Florence Pugh.

Meredith Clark2 May 2023 00:15


Gisele Bündchen arrives solo at the Met Gala following Tom Brady divorce

Gisele Bündchen has made her solo Met Gala red carpet debut following her divorce from NFL star Tom Brady.

The supermodel wore a white gown with an oversized feathered cape, in honour of this year’s Met Gala theme, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”.

Bündchen’s arrival on the red carpet marks her first solo appearance on the Met steps since 2006, after her divorce from Brady in October 2022.

The couple were a longtime staple at the exclusive fashion extravaganza, where they first appeared together in 2008.

Meredith Clark2 May 2023 00:00


Models protest controversial Karl Lagerfeld Met Gala theme

Models are protesting the controversial decision to honour Karl Lagerfeld through the theme for the 2023 Met Gala.

On Sunday, some models began protesting the Met Gala theme on the iconic Met Gala steps, one day before the annual gala. Lagerfeld, who died in 2019 at the age of 85, was known to make divisive comments about issues including same-sex marriage, the MeToo Movement, fatphobia, and LGBTQ rights.

“The choice to honour Lagerfeld embodies the dissonance of an industry that claims to be progressive, that celebrates body positivity and survivors on the one hand, and then reveres figures like [Lagerfeld] without even acknowledging their regressive views,” Sara Ziff, the founder of the Model Alliance, told Jezebel.

Chelsea Ritschel has the full report.

Meredith Clark1 May 2023 23:45


The Vogue red carpet livestream has begun

The red carpet livestream for the 2023 Met Gala is officially underway.

Fans can tune into the Met Gala red carpet livestream on the Vogue website, YouTube channel, or across its social media platforms.

The livestream will be hosted by La La Anthony, Chloe Fineman, and Derek Blasberg. Just like last year’s Met Gala, Emma Chamberlain will be stepping in as Vogue‘s special correspondent of the livestream.

Find out how to watch the 2023 Met Gala red carpet here.

Meredith Clark1 May 2023 23:40

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