Celebrities from all walks of life, including the worlds of fashion, entertainment, politics, and sports, descended upon New York City on Monday for the annual Met Gala, where they honoured the late Karl Lagerfeld as the “King of Couture” while also delivering some major baby news.
Alia Bhatt, a newcomer to Bollywood and an instant fan favourite. She made her debut this year and walked the red carpet in a custom outfit by fashion designer Prabal Gurung. The dress had been tailored to fit Bhatt’s body perfectly and had a long, flowing skirt that reached the floor. The tight waistline and boxy shoulders gave the dress an air of refinement while highlighting Bhatt’s hourglass shape.
The elaborate beading and embroidery that covered the bodice of the garment was a standout feature. The subtle details were a homage to neoclassical craftsmanship and gave the otherwise spare design a dash of glitz.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the other Bollywood star, attended the event with her husband, the American singer Nick Jonas. Chopra wore a black Valentino gown and accessorised with white opera gloves in honour of Karl Lagerfeld. The satin dress had a high slit up to the thigh and a long train with ruched accents at the sides. The actor complemented her ensemble with a set of Bulgari diamond earrings, a necklace, and an ear cuff. She finished her ensemble off with a pair of sleek black heels.
The actress styled her hair into a dramatic high bun, leaving the tail out in front.
Rihanna arrived late as usual but still managed to shut down the red carpet. Serena Williams and Karlie Kloss showed off their baby bumps in style, and two celebrities dressed as Lagerfeld’s cat.
Nicole Kidman, Michelle Yeoh, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, Brittney Griner, Gisele Bundchen, Kate Moss, and dozens of other celebrities were among the hundreds of guests at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In the 1990s, Anna Wintour, then the editor-in-chief of Vogue, seized control of the charity event. This .turned it into one of the world’s buzziest fetes, with a guest list to match.
When asked why she chose Coel to co-chair the event, Vogue Editor Anna Wintour (who has coordinated and presided over the event since 1995) informed the actress that Karl’s journey was to learn to be unafraid of being himself and that Coel exemplified that quality. Penelope Cruz, Roger Federer, and Anna Wintour are serving as co-chairs for this year’s East Coast equivalent of the Academy Awards.
The identities of Tickets to the invitation-only ball start at $50,000, with tables of ten going for $300,000.
This year’s festivities commemorate Lagerfeld and herald the launch of a Costume Institute exhibition. Honouring the legendary designer, who passed away in 2019. The event is traditionally held on the first Monday of May but was moved due to the recent global pandemic.
The many years he spent shaping the future of fashion as creative director of Chanel, Fendi, Chloe, and his own label, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” is a fitting tribute.
Rihanna wore an all-white Valentino cape with floating camellias on the hood, the signature flower of Chanel. She wore white fingerless gloves like the ones Karl Lagerfeld used to wear. Underneath? A strapless white evening gown with a seductive cut
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Doja Cat, an American rapper and musician, wore a prosthetic cat snout and a hooded Oscar de la Renta gown adorned with cat ears as a tribute to the well-known feline.