Met Gala 2023: A Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld


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The theme for this year’s Met Gala is “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” which pays tribute to the late fashion designer who passed away in 2019. Lagerfeld was a legend in the fashion industry and served as the creative director of fashion houses such as Chanel and Fendi. The Met Gala’s theme will showcase his work and influence on the fashion industry. Attendees can expect to see many haute couture looks inspired by Lagerfeld’s designs.




LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 23: Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld attend the British Fashion Awards 2015 at London Coliseum on November 23, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images) 

Lagerfeld’s selection as the theme for this year’s Met Gala has not come without controversy. The late designer was known for his unapologetically polemical comments on a variety of topics, including xenophobic and fatphobic remarks. Many have criticized his past statements and questioned whether he deserves to be celebrated this way. AP Entertainment Writer Leanne Italie will be breaking down Lagerfeld’s multifaceted legacy throughout the night.




Anna Wintour, who is the host of the Met Gala, will be present at the event along with the co-chairs, including Dua Lipa, Michaela Coel, Penelope Cruz, and Roger Federer. The Vogue’s livestream host from last year, La La Anthony, will be hosting it again this year, along with Derek Blasberg, Chloe Fineman, and special correspondent Emma Chamberlain, according to Vogue. As always, the Met Gala will feature an A-list guest list, with celebrities from the worlds of fashion, film, music, and art expected to attend. While the guest list is kept tightly under wraps, leaks do happen, and AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck will be bringing us the latest news on who to expect on the iconic Met steps.




The Met Gala is known for pushing the boundaries of what is considered “acceptable” on the red carpet, and this year will be no different. The theme of Lagerfeld’s influence on the fashion industry is sure to inspire many haute couture looks. Attendees will likely wear designs from Lagerfeld’s own fashion houses, as well as other luxury brands and emerging designers.


For those unable to attend the event in person, a live stream will be available on from 6:30 p.m. Eastern time. However, for those who can’t wait that long, the AP will provide a first look at the event with a live stream of the arrivals and departures from the Mark Hotel, where many of the stars will be getting ready for the night ahead.



The Met Gala is known for its iconic steps, where celebrities pose for the cameras in their haute couture looks. The steps have become a cultural phenomenon and are often the most talked-about aspect of the event. With Lagerfeld as the theme, attendees will likely take inspiration from his own iconic designs and make a statement on the Met steps.


NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Anna Wintour attends the 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021, in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)


The Met Gala 2023 promises to be a night to remember, with controversy, glamour, and high fashion all on display. Despite the controversy surrounding Lagerfeld’s legacy, his influence on the fashion industry cannot be denied, and his legacy will be celebrated at the event. Be sure to follow the AP’s live updates throughout the night to stay up-to-date on all the latest news from fashion’s biggest night.

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