Attention attention! Met Gala 2023 has announced the deets for this year’s event. From dress code to co-chairs, here’s all you need to know before the Met Gala 2023 officially commences.
Like its usual schedule, The Met Gala 2023 will take place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on the first Monday of May. You might think it’s a little too early to be this excited about the Met Gala 2023 in January, but hey! Big things take time. Be it the extravagantly dressed celebs or the lavish event itself. A lot of planning and, of course, money goes into continuing the legacy of the iconic Met Gala.
The deets for the Met Gala 2023 were officially announced on Instagram through Vogue Magazine‘s official Instagram account. The post shared the details of the theme for Met Gala 2023. However, not everyone was thrilled after the theme’s announcement. The mixed reaction to this year’s theme might ensue an unforeseen controversy, but what is the Met Gala without a little controversy?
Met Gala 2023 Will Honor The Late Designer Karl Lagerfeld!
The theme for the Met Gala 2023 is very brief and precise, “In honor of Karl.”
Karl Otto Lagerfeld was a German designer, artist, and photographer. He served as the creative head for luxury fashion labels like Chanel and Fendi while also managing his own eponymous label. Lagerfeld was a regular at the Met Gala and had a distinct style that helped him be the center of attraction at such events. His classic white hair, black sunglasses, finger gloves, and detachable collars were always a part of his signature style.
Vogue Magazine’s Met Gala 2023 post read, “The accompanying exhibition, titled ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’ pays tribute to the prolific designer, who helmed major fashion houses including Chanel, Fendi, and Chloe.”
The ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’ will feature 150 legendary looks from the designer’s collection, spanning through all the years of his celebrated career. The Metropolitan Museum of Arts will also display Lagerfeld’s sketches in the museum for guests to look closely into the late designer’s works and inspirations.
However, not everyone is thrilled with the Met Gala’s theme. People took to Twitter to share their opinions about the late designer’s controversial comments and life. In the past, Lagerfeld was known to be defending sexual assault. He was also known for being a big bully and fat-shamer and making derogatory homophobic comments.
According to his Wikipedia, Karl Lagerfeld used to misrepresent his age. And it does not end there; he was also very keen on misrepresenting his parents’ background. He claimed that he was born in 1938 to ‘Elisabeth of Germany.’ However, no Swedish connection was ever found in his lineage.
Met Gala 2023: Who Are The Co-Chairs For The First Monday Of May?
The Met Gala 2023 will be co-chaired by a lot of well-known celebrities and artists. Co-chairing the event along with Anna Wintour will be Penelope Cruz, Dua Lipa, Roger Federer, and Michaela Coel.
Also, if you think co-chairing is just a list of the ‘hosts for the night,’ you are mistaken. The duties of a co-chair at the Met Gala include helping to put together a guest list and setting a personalized menu for everyone while keeping in mind the event’s theme and ensuring the event goes as smoothly as possible. So, dont be surprised if you catch Roger Federer sprinting the iconic Met staircase.
Met Gala 2023: Where To Watch!
You might not be invited to the lavish dinner and exhibition, but you can always catch a glimpse of your favorite stars from the comfort of your home. Like every year, you can watch the live stream of Met Gala 2023 on E! If you still have a cable connection.
People who dont have the luxury of a cable connection can watch the official live stream of Met Gala 2023 on Vogue.