We’re slightly below every week out from the primary Monday in Could, when the best-dressed stars collect to rejoice the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork’s Costume Institute on essentially the most high-octane crimson carpet of the yr. And even when you didn’t land an invitation, you’ll be able to nonetheless tune in on Vogue’s web site and social platforms (YouTube, Instagram, Fb, and Twitter) to catch all of the motion on the Met steps.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m. EST on Monday, Could 1, the official 2023 Met Gala livestream will likely be hosted by tv persona La La Anthony, man-about-town Derek Blasberg, and Saturday Night time Dwell solid member Chloe Fineman, whereas web multi-hyphenate Emma Chamberlain will return as Vogue’s crimson carpet correspondent. (Will Emma have one other viral red-carpet run-in with Hollywood’s Class Flirt, Jack Harlow? Solely time will inform.)
In the meantime, Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa, and Vogue editor Anna Wintour will function the occasion’s official co-chairs.
This yr’s Met Gala exhibition is devoted to the work of the late German designer Karl Lagerfeld, whose 36-year tenure as Chanel inventive director turned him right into a singular pop-cultural trend figurehead. In flip, the costume code theme for this yr’s Met Gala will likely be “in honor of Karl,” thus opening the ground for the evening’s celeb attendees to reference the numerous eras of Lagerfeld’s seven-decade-long profession, which additionally included tenures at Balmain, Patou, Chloé, Fendi, and his namesake Karl Lagerfeld model.
“Karl by no means bored with telling me that trend didn’t belong in a museum,” the Costume Institute’s lead curator Andrew Bolton advised Vogue final fall. “Once we labored on the Chanel present collectively [in 2005], he was extremely beneficiant in what he lent, however he was utterly disinterested within the exhibition itself! He would say, ‘Style isn’t artwork—trend belongs on the road, on girls’s our bodies, on males’s our bodies.’”
The upcoming present, Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Magnificence, marks solely the third time the Costume Institute has devoted an exhibition to a single designer. (Beforehand, the museum mounted blockbuster reveals for Alexander McQueen and Comme Des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo.) It is going to be on view to the general public from Could 5 to July 16 on the Metropolitan Museum in New York Metropolis.
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