The Met Gala 2023 best dressed list is not easy to make it on to, and this year the competition was particularly tight as stars were given a brief loaded with fashion history. For 2023, the Met Gala theme was billed as ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line in Beauty’, with the exhibition and the evening a tribute to one of fashion’s greatest designers and his immense body of work.
The fanciest fashion party of the year, the Met Gala 2023 best dressed stars had the task of paying homage to Karl Lagerfeld through their chosen outfits. One of the industry’s greatest designers, Karl Lagerfeld passed away in 2019, and during his career masterfully steered the likes of Chanel and Fendi, creating some of the most creative fashion shows and iconic collections. The best dressed of the night brought that magic back through their ensembles, channeling some of the best Met Gala looks of all time.
Joining the ranks of some of the most memorable Met Gala themes, designers and their muses had a rich body of work to draw inspiration from, and stars really delivered when it came to red carpet glory. While many wore vintage Chanel pieces, others used Lagerfeld’s style as a springboard for their outfits, with a number of stars even reflecting the designer’s own iconic look for the evening. Although they didn’t make our Met Gala 2023 best dressed list, honorable mentions do go to Jared Leto and Doja Cat, both of whom chose to pay homage to Lagerfeld’s beloved cat Choupette.
BY RIVKIE BAUM