Met Gala red carpet 2023: Gisele Bündchen, Kendall Jenner, Cardi B, Janelle Monáe and more lead fashion's biggest night
The first Monday in May is all about the fashion — and the A-listers wearing it.
In 2023, celebrity offspring Margaret Qualley, Maya Hawke, Lila Moss, Lily Collins and more filed into the Met Gala, which annually raises millions for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, looking quite lovely. The newly single Gisele Bündchen attended solo, looking happier than ever. Jennifer Lopez, Penélope Cruz, Paris Hilton, Jared Leto and many, many more joined them.
This year's dress code was "in honor of Karl," and the event marked the opening of an exhibit titled "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty," and it was all a tribute to late designer Karl Lagerfeld, who was once the creative director behind Chanel, Fendi and other brands. From pearls and bows to vintage gowns and Choupette tributes, there were so many dramatic looks to fit the night's theme.
Here's what they wore:
Fresh off her split from Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen stepped out solo in vintage Chanel haute couture topped with a feathery cape. Revenge look?
Actress Margaert Qualley, who owes at least some of her beauty to mom Andie McDowell, wore a black lace mini dress and lace-up sandals.
Stranger Things actress Maya Hawke, who’s the daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, rocked a feathery look from Prada.
Lila Moss and Kate Moss
Models Lila and Kate Moss wore complementary ensembles from Fendi.
The grown-up daughter of director Judd Apatow and actress Leslie Mann dazzled in a cut-out dress.
Lily Collins sported Vera Wang, but the Emily in Paris star, the daughter of rocker Phil Collins, had the name "Karl" printed on her skirt.
Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz Beckham
Brooklyn Beckham, son of sports star David Beckham and Spice Girl-turned-designer Victoria Beckham, and his wife of one year, actress Nicola Peltz Beckham, went all black and white, in looks created by her wedding designer, Pierpaolo Piccioli, as they attended the gala for the third time.
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna
Expectant parents Rihanna and A$AP Rocky looked fabulous. She wore a white Valentino gown embellished with camellia flowers, while he chose a kilt and jeans paired with a black jacket.
Wow. J.Lo did not disappoint in her Ralph Lauren threads, which included pink and black velvet and silk, accessorized with gloves and a fascinator.
The House of Gucci star paid tribute not only to Lagerfeld but to the late designer's internet famous cat, Choupette, in a furry costume.
Makes sense that musician Doja Cat would dress to honor Lagerfeld’s feline. She also wore an Oscar de la Renta dress.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanion
Tennis star Serena Williams revealed on social media that she and her husband, Alexis Ohanion, are expecting their second child, at just about the same time that she was looking fabulous in Gucci.
Lil Nas X
Music star Lil Nas X pulled off one of the most creative looks of the night with a lot of silver body paint.
Actress Penélope Cruz was a co-chair of the night's big event, which regularly raises millions for the Met. She stepped onto the carpet Monday in a hooded, gauzy light blue gown, embellished with crystals, from Chanel.
Kendall Jenner left her pants at home and instead wore a Marc Jacobs sequin bodysuit with floor-length sleeves. The model completed her look with chunky boots.
For her first night at the Met Gala, Paris Hilton chose a black Marc Jacobs gown, which had leather on bottom and sparkles up top. Her platform shoes boosted her height by several inches.
The "Levitating" singer was also a co-chair. Her look of choice was a vintage Chanel ballgown accessorized with a never-before-seen Tiffany & Co. necklace.
La La Anthony
Anthony looked oh-so cool as she arrived to co-host the fete in a white one-shoulder dress by Sergio Hudson and, of course, sunglasses.
Recognize Nicole Kidman’s dress? The Moulin Rouge star wore it in a 2004 ad for Chanel No. 5, making it quite appropriate for the evening.
Kelsey Asbille Chow
Yellowstone actress Kelsey Asbille Chow was a long way from the ranch in her ravishing red off-the-shoulder mini with a gauzy train — and a garter!
Kim Kardashian wanted to be "dripping in pearls" to honor Lagerfeld, she told Vogue. So she wore a Schiaparelli haute couture design by Daniel Roseberry that consisted of 16,000 crystal pearls and 50,000 freshwater pearls that reportedly took 1,000 hours to make. Sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner were her dates while daughter North West waited in the car.
The Don't Worry Darling wore head-to-toe Valentino and debuted a major new hairstyle: a buzzcut!
The rapper accessorized her white-and-black tie gown with a silver wig, matching gloves and a chunky black headband.
Ke Huy Quan
The Oscar winner channeled Karl Lagerfeld pairing his striped Dior suit with sunglasses, fingerless gloves and piles of rings and necklaces.
The Glass Onion star made quite the statement on the red carpet when she removed her Thom Browne patchwork jacket to reveal a black bikini with pearl fringe underneath.
One of this year’s Met Gala co-chairs, the Wakanda Forever star wore a custom chocolate brown Schiaparelli Couture gown that was encrusted with crystals and gemstones.
The Emmy award-winning actress called her silvery custom Erdem look "elegance personified."
The Grown-ish actress wore a bronzed two-piece look: half is couture and the other half is 2008 archived Jean Paul Gaultier.
The George & Tammy actress was rocked large sunglasses with her Gucci tulle gown.
The Last of Us and Mandalorian star bared his legs in a shorts and red trench look by Valentino.
Margot Robbie left Barbie world behind wearing a one-shoulder sheer black corset vintage Chanel vintage dress to the Met Gala.
Yung Miami and Sean 'Diddy' Combs
Salma Hayek Pinault
Suki Waterhouse and Robert Pattinson
Mary J. Blige
Taika Waititi and Rita Ora
Brian Tyree Henry
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Anna Wintour and Bill Nighy