Haute couture with some of the most alluring, and whimsical designs painted the MET Gala red carpet yesterday evening for fashions biggest night out in New York City.
The annual event which takes place every first Monday of May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, paid tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld through an exhibition entitled, “A Line of Beauty.” With over 200 of Karl’s designs, the exhibition allowed attendees to preview past work that Lagerfeld curated during his time at fashion houses like Chanel, Fendi, Balmain and his very own eponymous line, “Karl, by Karl Lagerfeld.”
Celebrities who were specially approved by Vogue Editor-in-Chief, and ME Gala Co-chair, Anna Wintour to attend were requested to dress “in honor of Karl.” As many of us know, the German designer primarily wore black and white, which seemed to be the color scheme amongst many stars.
Jeremy Pope stunned in an over-the-top Balmain black and white cape that had Karls face painted down his train. Initially Creative Director, Balmain Rousteing walked up the MET Gala stairs with a tote bag that said, “Karl Who?” and then all of sudden Jeremy walked up the stairs and they unraveled his cape to clearly indicate who Karl was. This moment was perfectly executed to a T and definitely put Jeremy on our best dressed list.
Designer Thom Browne happen to be a fan favorite with celebs like Teyana Taylor and Janelle Monae who literally ATE in their Thom Browne ensembles. “A Thousand & One” star Teyana Taylor showed us who’s boss in a modernized suit gown that had cutouts below her waist and looked sickening on the star. While Janelle Monae took some notes out of Lady Gaga’s page book and unraveled into a second black and white look that dramatized the carpet.
Rihanna and Cardi B stayed true to the theme with their 3D flower dress designs that were reminiscent of the infamous Chanel flower logo. Not to mention Kim Kardashian and Lizzo who brought out the pearls out for the girls and were right on trend for the evening.
A few celebs were even unrecognizable at the Met Gala, hence Doja Cat who looked purrrr-fect in her cat themed bodysuit and Lil Nas X who twirled down the red carpet covered in silver paint with luxe jewels by Pat McGrath.
The stars of the night put their best foot forward and made bold fashion statements that had quite a sartorial elegance. Ahead, see which celebrities were best dressed last night and let us know your thoughts!