A Theme for the 2023 Met Gala Has Just Been Revealed

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New details about the 2023 Met Gala have finally been revealed. Organizers of the annual benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute—or as some like to call it, "fashion's biggest night out,"—announced its theme on Friday morning at a press conference during Paris Fashion Week.

Here's everything we know about next year's fashion extravaganza so far.

What is the 2023 Met Gala theme?

Karl Lagerfeld, the legendary German fashion designer who passed away in February 2019 at age 85, will be honored at the 2023 Met Gala. The exhibit, which serves as the inspiration for the gala, is officially titled "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty" and will showcase the late creative visionary's greatest works and designs from across his six-decade career. Outfits featured will include pieces he made while working for brands like Chanel, Fendi, Balmain, Patou, Chloé, and his own eponymous label. The showcase is expected to run from May 5 through July 16 next year.

“He would sketch everything. He would always say that he could draw before he could talk or walk. In many ways it was his primary form of communication, whether he was delivering them by fax machine or iPhone," Andrew Bolton, the Costume Institute’s Wendy Yu Curator in Charge, told Vogue after the announcement. "So at its heart the exhibition will look at the evolution of Karl’s two dimensional drawings into three dimensional garments. And what’s fascinating to have discovered: I always thought that his drawings were very spontaneous and almost impressionistic. But they were in truth extremely precise, almost mathematical. We couldn’t see it because we are not trained, but his premiers knew down to the millimeter what each line meant. It was almost a secret code, a language shared between him and those premiers, that only they could fully decipher.”

When is the 2023 Met Gala?

Historically, the Met Gala is always held on the first Monday in May. So that means, the event is expected to be held on May 1.

Who is hosting the 2023 Met Gala?

Next year's hosts have still not been announced, but expect a quartet of big-name talent. The co-chairs for last year's event included Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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