Met Gala 2023: Karl Lagerfeld, theme and jury…everything you need to know

Met Gala 2023: Karl Lagerfeld, theme and jury…everything you need to know

For the 2023 Met Gala, Anna Wintour pays tribute to her friend Karl Lagerfeld with the theme ” in honor of Charles “. A look back at a ceremony that promises iconic status.

It’s the most awaited EVENT in the fashion world every year: the Met Gala. Organized by Anna Wintour, director of American Vogue, the fundraising gala will take place at the mythical Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The 2023 edition will take place as usual on the first Monday of May, ie 1Is next May. Featuring high-profile guests and increasingly extravagant outfits, the event celebrates the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion show. For that 53th met, the former artistic director of Chanel Karl Lagerfeld is honored.

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Homage to the emperor of fashion

Four years after the death of famous couturier Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour announces the theme of the evening: ” in honor of Charles “. The Vogue chief executive, who has been a friend for years, wants to pay homage to the fashion emperor this evening. Karl Lagerfeld, who died in 2019 and is a true fashion icon, will forever be associated with Chanel to resume its activities. He is the origin of many plays and parades known around the world. Following the ceremony, the Met Ball will launch the exhibition ” Karl Lagerfeld: A line of beauty », available May 5 through July 6, 2023 at the Metropolitan Museum, New York. It is therefore necessary for the fashion houses to respect this theme, which allows guests to draw from the fashion archives. The audience can expect a gala dinner in the colors of Karl: full of boldness and excess.

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The masters of ceremonies

It’s a tradition: the Met Gala appoints co-presidents each year to moderate the ceremony. Be careful because nothing is left to chance. The 4 chosen personalities must have shaped the news of his last few months. That’s why American Vogue has announced Dua Lipa, Roger Federer, Penelope Cruz and Michaela Coel as masters of ceremonies. Between a world tour for the famous singer Dua Lipa, a fourth Golden Globes nomination for the actress Penelope Cruz or even the announcement of the retirement of the famous tennis player Roger Federer, these 4 celebrities will headline the gala with Anna Wintour.

A special edition

For this 2023 edition, fans are waiting for their favorite stars. Everyone remembers Blake Lively’s gorgeous dress in 2022, Lady Gaga’s performance down the stairs in 2019 and Rihanna’s long yellow train in 2015. This year, audiences can expect high-end looks, à la Karl Lagerfeld. Some fans are hoping for the presence of representatives of the Chanel brand, such as Lily Rose Depp, who caused a stir in 2019 with her Chanel dress and her ’90s look, or the arrival of the brand’s ambassador, Jennie Kim, rapper from the girl band BlackPink .

… by Lisa Combe