Jared Leto was in search of a spot to hold his hat – really his head – in the course of the night on Monday evening as A-listers from the worlds of trend, movie, politics and sports activities celebrated the late king of couture, Karl Lagerfeld, on the annual Met Gala, bringing their prime fashion sport to New York, oozing glamour, and delivering severe child information.
Rihanna shut down the carpet encased in white camellias on a jacket with an extended prepare robe. Janelle Monae dropped a cumbersome coat to disclose a see-through cage and Jeremy Pope walked in a 32-foot cape emblazoned with the visage of Lagerfeld.
Within the spirit of Lagerfeld himself (he was not usually on time), Rihanna and her Valentino couture had the carpet to themselves, save her companion, A$AP Rocky, who wore a crimson tartan skirt over crystal-studded denims with a prepare of his personal. Nonetheless, they confirmed up nicely previous everybody else.
Round her neck was a brief Bulgari necklace with Akoya cultured pearls and pearl-shaped diamonds.
Lagerfeld was the honoree on the A-list gala, with many within the crowd of about 400 wearing classic appears to be like from the style homes the place he labored for greater than 60 years.
However magnificence wasn’t solely the hallmark of the night – Leto dressed as Choupette, Lagerfeld’s beloved fluffy cat. As an alternative, Lil Nas X went full cat lined in crystals by Pat McGrath and Dior Males.
Dangerous Bunny confirmed up late in vibrant white from head to toe with an extended cape adorned with camellias, a Coco Chanel motif embraced by Lagerfeld. Monáe’s look, with a black sparkly leotard beneath, was made by Thom Browne.
Cardi B first donned pink, then switched to a full black ballgown with, you guessed it, camellias. Up prime, she stated, “is giving Karl the home of Chanel and Karl on the identical time.” It was a males’s white collar shirt accent with a black males’s tie. An up-and-coming British design home, Chenpeng Studio, did the outfit honoring Lagerfeld.
“The Met Gala costume code was ‘in honor of Karl,’ and friends understood the task,” stated Alison Cohn, deputy trend information editor for Harper’s Bazaar. “They referenced the various signatures Karl Lagerfeld developed over his six-decade-plus profession.”
Many used boucle material (Teyana Taylor’s Thom Browne swimsuit and Anne Hathaway’s Versace security PIN). Additionally adorned in camellias have been Emily Blunt in a Michael Kors shirt and Adut Akech in a Carolina Herrera robe.
Dua Lipa walked in a white Chanel ballgown from the style home’s archive and Nicole Kidman selected a glance Lagerfeld himself made for her 20 years in the past.
And there have been some bombshells: Serena Williams wore a flapper Gucci look when she introduced she was pregnant along with her second baby.
Lipa, a gala co-chair, wore a Tiffany & Co. diamond round her neck. She referred to as her cream-colored costume, by Chanel from 1992, “very, very particular,” because it has been on her temper boards.
Claudia Schiffer wore the robe on the runway for its debut, though hers had an identical hat. Lipa’s necklace in platinum included a middle diamond of greater than 200 carats.
Nicole Kidman stated it was Lagerfeld who ignited her trend spark. She wore a pale pink robe created by Lagerfeld for a Chanel No. 5 industrial she starred in. It’s adorned with 3,000 silver crystals for the advert directed by Baz Luhrmann.
“I’m very grateful to put on it,” she informed The Related Press. “He was a lot part of my life, as was his group. He was the one who shepherded me … relating to my love of trend.”
Kidman topped off her look with Harry Winston diamonds.
“My favourite look was Nicole Kidman’s ethereal feathered sequin Chanel robe. Sometimes stars put on new couture straight off the runway or have a customized look commissioned. It was a stunning assertion about sustainability, proving that fantastically hand-crafted items by no means exit of favor,” Cohn stated.
Kim Kardashian, in the meantime, went with loops and loops of pearls throughout her Schiaparelli look. And Cardi B went huge in pink, full with a feathery headpiece. Brittney Griner wore a heat stone shade in a swimsuit with an extended jacket by Calvin Klein, who additionally dressed her spouse, Cherelle Griner, in a glossy strapless column costume in white onyx.
Many within the crowd counted Lagerfeld as a pal or labored with him at Chanel, Fendi, Chloe, or one of many different trend homes the place he created.
And lots of friends wore black to stroll the bizarre carpet in a line design. It was a coloration Lagerfeld wore virtually completely. Black-and-white combos have been additionally plentiful.
Kristen Stewart wore the duo in a swimsuit with a cropped white jacket. And Cara Delevingne honored her previous pal Lagerfeld with a ruffled white shirt, trying brief in entrance with a prepare on the again. Ruffled shirts have been amongst Lagerfeld’s favorites.
The traditional colours weren’t for Viola Davis. As an alternative, she walked on the bodice in a surprising neon pink strapless robe with lengthy feathers.
Frenchye M. Harris, CEO and founding father of the web trend web site The Black Trend Motion, had one phrase for Davis: “Beautiful!”
She referred to as Anne Hathaway’s Chanel-inspired however Versace-created look with the pins and camellias on the breast “tremendous cool and a fantastic marriage between the manufacturers.”
Gigi Hadid wore Givenchy in black with feathers, a drop waist, and a prepare in tulle. It took greater than 300 hours to make. Kendall Jenner was additionally in black, sans pants. As an alternative, she wore a shiny leotard with lengthy sleeves with items doubling as a prepare. On her toes have been kinky, towering black boots, all courtesy of Marc Jacobs.
Jenner’s excessive white collar was a nod to these worn by Lagerfeld. Her hair was in a excessive ponytail.
Rita Ora was additionally in black, a great thing about a sheer peekaboo look from Prabal Gurung. It was silk tulle with corset detailing and attractive draping in chiffon. One shoulder was dropped.
Margot Robbie, who stars on this summer season’s “Barbie” live-action movie, wore a 1993 Chanel robe in black that Cindy Crawford first wore on a runway. Robbie stated she was the final Chanel ambassador to be hand-picked by Lagerfeld.
“I really feel nice in it. It’s an honor,” she stated.
Final yr, the invitation-only gala earned $17.4 million for the museum’s Costume Institute, a self-funding division with a funds depending on the gala’s success. In consequence, the value of attending went up this yr to $300,000 for a desk and $50,000 for a single ticket.
The friends from trend, movie, music, theater, sports activities, tech and social media have been requested to decorate “in honor of Karl” by gala mastermind Anna Wintour, an in depth Lagerfeld pal who first signed on to the occasion in 1995 and took over the helm in 1999.
The social gathering coincides with the Costume Institute’s blockbuster spring exhibition: “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Magnificence.”
American trend was final yr’s vibe. It adopted gilded glamour and white tie. The camp was the theme in 2019, producing what is taken into account one of many wackiest costume shows by the movie star crowd.
Lagerfeld labored for Chanel, Fendi, Chloé, Jean Patou, Balmain, his personal model and extra.
This yr’s 5 hosts embody Wintour, as normal, and likewise Michaela Coel, longtime Chanel ambassador Penélope Cruz, and just lately retired tennis celebrity Roger Federer.
Cruz seemed like a bride with a sheer hood on her white Chanel belted robe with silver particulars from the spring/summer season couture assortment in 1988.
Requested how he obtained to be a Met Gala co-chair, Federer stated it helps to know Wintour. He stated it is smart for athletes to be on the gala as a result of they’ve grow to be a extra vital a part of the style world in recent times.
“I feel the sports activities folks have grow to be more and more trendy,” Federer informed the Related Press (AP). “We’re lucky to get onto covers far more continuously these days. Earlier than, it was at all times the fashions, the handsome folks, not the athletes.”
Fendi, the place Lagerfeld labored for greater than 20 years, was additionally represented. Suki Waterhouse wore a 2019 Fendi design by Lagerfeld in silk tulle, delicate flowers, and birds on sheer panels.
Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette, had been rumored to attend, however her people posted on Instagram earlier within the day the 11-year-old feline was staying put in Paris. Doja Cat’s cat-eared hood on a glowing white and silver-beaded costume was an ode by Oscar de la Renta. She wore prosthetics that gave her a feline face and claws.
Chloe Fineman carried a cat-shaped bag, and Emma Chamberlain wore “Choupette blue,” a lightweight blue hue created by Lagerfeld. James Corden additionally confirmed up within the shade.
As for Leto, he swapped out his cat costume for a black caped look.