Karl Lagerfeld, The Controversial Designer Behind The 2023 Met Gala Theme, Famously Hated Pink, So Here Are 12 Celebs Who Shaded Him By Wearing It

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This year's Met Gala theme, "In honor of Karl," is considered controversial because, during his lifetime, designer Karl Lagerfeld made comments that were anti-fat, anti-Islamic, and critical of women's bodies.

Karl Lagerfeld
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He also said he was "fed up" with the #MeToo movement, sent flowers to an accused rapist, and defended a stylist who was accused of sexual assault. Additionally, he dressed a model in both yellowface and blackface.

Karl Lagerfeld
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So, the Met Gala's decision to honor the designer didn't sit well with a lot of people. Still, a lot of celebs attended, but several of them subtly shaded Lagerfeld through their outfit choices.

People at the Met Gala
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As you may have noticed, most attendees wore white or black to this year's Met Gala, but some wore another eye-catching color that Lagerfeld wouldn't have approved of. According to fashion writer Patrick Mauriès's book The World According to Karl, he once said, "Think pink. But don't wear it."

Cara Delevingne and Karl Lagerfeld
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So, without further ado, here are 12 celebs who subtly shaded Karl Lagerfeld by wearing pink to the Met Gala (whether intentionally or not):

1.Viola Davis in Valentino

Viola Davis
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Closeup of Viola Davis
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2.Quannah Chasinghorse in Prabal Gurung with Vex Latex opera gloves

Quannah Chasinghorse
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Closeup of Quannah Chasinghorse
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3.Ashley Graham in Harris Reed

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Closeup of Ashley Graham
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4.Quinta Brunson in Prabal Gurung

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Closeup of Quinta Brunson
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5.Sydney Sweeney in Miu Miu

Sydney Sweeney
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Closeup of Sydney Sweeney
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6.Harvey Guillén in Christian Siriano

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Closeup of Harvey Guillen
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7.Chloe Fineman in Wiederhoeft

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Closeup of Chloe Fineman
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8.Karen Elson in Christian Siriano

Karen Elson
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Closeup of Karen Elson
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9.Naomi Campbell in 2010 Chanel

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Closeup of Naomi Campbell
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10.Gwendoline Christie in Fendi

Gwendoline Christie
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Closeup of Gwendoline Christie
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11.Jennifer Lopez in Ralph Lauren

Jennifer Lopez
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Closeup of Jennifer Lopez
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12.And finally, Cardi B in Miss Sohee (though she changed into a black and white dress before hitting the carpet)

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Closeup of Cardi B
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You can see all of the looks from the 2023 Met Gala red carpet here.